LUX Beauty: DIY Natural Citrus Body Exfoliant
All together now... Ahhhh Spring. There’s just something about Spring that makes us want to start fresh, whether it’s through detoxing, re-organizing, deep cleaning and de-cluttering. So if we do all of these things inside the home, shouldn't we give our skin the very same attention? After all, it is your body’s largest organ. As temps start to rebound, it’s time to shed that dry Winter and start fresh with glowing, healthy new skin.
Natural Citrus Body Exfoliant - Gotta love the grapefruit and oranges — and not just for brunch and mimosas! Check this out... when the fruit is applied topically, the antioxidants in grapefruit help minimize blemishes and discoloration, and regulate oily skin. The addition of honey is to increase it moisturizing benefit. Plus we dig honey for its sweet aroma and beautiful golden color. This is a winning combo!
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh citrus juice (grapefruit, orange, lemon, or lime)
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon apricot kernel oil (or avocado, sweet almond, or olive)
1/2 cup fine grain sea salt
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and juice. Slowly drizzle the oils into the bowl while whisking continuously. Add the salt and stir to combine.
This scrub is best suited for the body. Gently massage this scrub over the skin of your arms, legs, hands, feet and torso. Rinse with warm water after scrubbing and follow with a cleanser only if you feel the need. Because this scrub includes fresh juice it should be used up immediately or stored in the fridge for up to seven days. Also, be careful because the scrubs can be slippery. Enjoy!