Virgin Coconut Oil is naturally anti-bacterial as well as anti-fungal.
Exfoliating any part of your body is a nice way to reinvigorate blood vessels to get pumping. Why not try this simple blend so you can indulge your senses and give yourself an economical spa treatment.
Mix half a cup of Virgin Coconut Oil with 1 cup of semi-coarse sea salt or get adventurous and discover your own “exfoliating” medium. I’ve heard of people using discarded coffee grounds (a little messy though) and others I hear, use sugar. Whatever you use, make sure it’s not too coarse as you don’t want to be damaging your skin. Add a few drops of an essential oil for fragrance. I used pure lavender oil because that’s what I had in the cupboard and I have always enjoyed the fragrance of lavender. The texture should ideally be pliable and not runny. Store your scrub mix in a jar. If your jar of Virgin Coconut Oil is in a very solid state when you are ready to make this blend, you may need to soften the oil by placing the jar in bowl of hot water just enough to make it soft.
Ideally pop into the shower first so that any of your chosen “exfoliating medium” can simply go down the drain as it washes off your body. Massage into your skin then rinse off under a warm shower. Not only are you massaging and stimulating blood vessels, but you’re also moisturising and exfoliating at the same time. Isn’t that a magic idea (and saves time and who doesn’t want to be doing just that). Be a little careful as the floor of the shower may get more slippery than usual, as the Virgin Coconut Oil may melt onto the floor – however, I found that most of the Virgin Coconut Oil blend absorbs into the skin as part of the massage.
What a great gift this would make – so easy, economical and practical.