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DIY Coconut Oil Scrubs

DIY Coconut Oil Scrubs

Hey babes!

Summer is finally here! Some of us forget how important it is to moisturize in the summer. Maybe it's because we're running around, trying to fit a million summer-y things into the day or maybe it's the fact that it's 90 degrees and muggy outside and we feel like we're melting away. I have a couple DIY scrubs that will keep you smooth and moisturized in the hot summer months. Both of these scrubs are made with coconut oil which is so good for your skin, hair, nails, teeth, pretty much anything. 

Coconut oil & Coffee Scrub

This scrub is definitely a must have (or must make) in the summer. The coconut oil will of course moisturize your skin and keep you nice and soft. The coffee grinds are course enough that mixed with the sugar will exfoliate your skin but it is also amazing for cellulite. Yup, I said it ladies! The caffeine in the coffee will tone and tighten the skin by giving the blood vessels the chance to get moving which in turn, helps with the appearance of cellulite. So you know what your coffee does for you every morning? It's doing the same thing to your thunder thighs! Ugh, thank you coffee gods! There are also antioxidants in coffee which release toxins helping the appearance of cellulite and also creating over all healthy skin. 

What you'll need:

- 2 parts Organic Coconut Oil

- 1 part ground coffee

- 1 part sugar

Add the three ingredients in a bowl and mix them up!

To fill the container that I used, I needed 1 cup of coconut oil, not melted. 1/2 cup of coffee grinds and 1/2 cup of sugar. I got the coconut oil, the coffee, and the container at Christmas Tree Shop but you can find them anywhere. You'll want a container that closes tightly so that the scrub stays fresh and doesn't get wet if you keep it in the shower.

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This seriously takes maybe five minutes to make, start to finish. This size container can last you weeks. Keep this in the shower and take out a spoonful whenever you're ready to throw on your booty shorts (YASSSS)! I love to use this before shaving. It gets off all the dead skin and leaves your legs extra soft. This is also great for before work or school, who doesn't love the smell of coffee in the morning to wake them up!

Coconut Oil & Honey Lip Scrub

There's probably nothing better than using a lip scrub and then applying your favorite liquid lipstick! And there's nothing worse than not using a lip scrub, applying your favorite liquid lipstick, and then noticing how crusty your lips are! Here's how you can solve that….. USE A LIP SCRUB! :)

What you'll need:

- 2 parts Organic Coconut Oil

- 2 part sugar

- 1 part honey

Again.. Add the three ingredients in a bowl and mix them up!

To fill the container I used, I needed 4 TBSP coconut oil, 4 TBSP sugar, and 2 TBSP honey. This scrub smells so yummy. And it tastes good too which is important if you're gonna be rubbing it on your lips. If you're not a fan of honey, replace it with a few dashes of vanilla extract.

You'll also want to keep this in an air tight container (this one is from Christmas Tree Shop as well). I like to keep this in the fridge and just take about a dime size out at a time. The coconut oil will begin to melt from the warmth of your fingers and lips. The sugar will get all the dry skin off without cracking or splitting your lips. You'll be left with the most smooch-able lips you could imagine! 

These are perfect to add to your pamper routine or to give as a gift! Let me know if you try them out. Until next time!

Noted, Nina

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