One of the most important ways to look out for your mental health is to make sure you’re investing in taking care of yourself while you’re taking care of everyone else.
But if you’re super busy or have a tight budget, it can be tough finding the time or money for a spa day.
Here’s a quick – and cheap – sugar scrub that you can use on your face and body to exfoliate and leave your skin feeling smooth. And you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen.
What you’ll need:
- Coconut or olive oil
- White granulated sugar
- Optional; Two drops or your favorite essential oil
For this scrub, the sugar acts as an exfoliant to strip away dead skin cells. Coconut oil – let’s be real – is good for everything. It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, and it’s a great moisturizer. And raspberries reduce wrinkles, protect the skin against the sun’s rays and the antioxidant powers of vitamin C reduce age spots and discoloration.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 6 raspberries
Put all of your ingredients into a shallow bowl.
Stir all the ingredients together until you have a paste. Use the back of your spoon to mash the raspberries until they are mixed with the coconut oil and sugar.
Put your raspberry sugar scrub in an airtight jar. Since there’s real fruit inside, you’ll want to keep it in the fridge where it will stay fresh for about two weeks.
Use it or Give it:
Use a tablespoon of your sugar scrub in the shower as needed or make them and give them as gifts. And now that you’ve got the basic recipe you can even change up the ingredients for different variations.
What are your favorite DIYs when you want to pamper yourself at home?