Coconut Sugar Scrub for Face & Body, Lemongrass, Exfoliation

by meadowmuffin2010

If you feel your face or body has a dull appearance it could mean an accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. The best way to regain that healthy glow is to remove those old skin cells through exfoliation.

Sugar scrubs are a great way to slough off that old layer, unclog blocked pores, and be amazed at the difference in how you look and feel.

Coconut oil is ideal for those who prefer a less 'greasy' feel to their scrubs. Long used in skin care for not only its antimicrobial properties, but the fact that being it absorbs easily into the skin it makes a great moisturizer.

Our Sugar Scrubs are brown in color because the sugars used are raw. White sugar as we are most familiar is the result of sulpher dioxide being introduced to the cane juice before evaporation. It effectively bleaches the mixture. Typical brown sugar for baking is white sugar with the addition of molasses. The sugars used for this sugar scrub are evaporated sugar cane juice and demerara sugar.

Cane sugar contains a naturally occurring acid known as glycolic acid which belongs to the family of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). These acids stimulate and loosen the dry flaky layer created by these dead skin cells.

Sugars used are chosen due to their organic origins and grain texture. Cane juice sugar has the finer texture and demerara sugar offers a coarser level of exfoliation. Glycerin, soothing aloe vera and the almost magical properties of honey are added for their skin loving hydrating benefits. Lemongrass essential oil not only adds a fresh, stimulating aroma to the scrub but is valuable for its antiseptic and astringent properties.

The saturation of moisture in the scrub by dissolved sugar produces a natural preservative through a process called osmosis. Bacteria's moisture is dehydrated by the created hypertonic solution. The glycerin also offers preservation benefits. However, being we do not add synthetic preservatives shelf life may be limited should bacterial be introduced from your fingers or water dripping into the scrub. We suggest the included scoop be used to stir and dip out the portion to be used. The glycerin may separate and float on top of the sugar so just gently stir the scrub before use.

Wet the chosen area of skin and apply a small portion at a time and massage in gentle circular motions. When finished rinse off with warm to cool water. Don't use hot water as hot water may break delicate capillaries. Pat dry, don't rub, and follow with a moisturizer.

Sugar scrubs are less abrasive than salt scrubs, so you can use it as often as once or twice a week, depending on skin type. Use on just your rough elbows, knees or feet or enjoy its nourishing effects over the entire body including your face (gently).

Besides its use as a face and/or body exfoliation, another great way to use a sugar scrub is to get rid of those bumps on the upper arms. "Chicken skin bumps" are fairly common and can be treated at home with simply apple cider vinegar and a sugar scrub! While in the shower, wash your upper arms with apple cider vinegar by adding a small amount to your washcloth. Rinse your arms with water and follow with a gentle massage with a bit of the sugar scrub. Massage gently for a minute or two and rinse off. It may take a few applications to see any difference but it is worth a try.

You'll love the way your skin feels after such pampering. It'll be like a spa treatment in the privacy of your own bathroom but without the price tag!

Scrubs come in a plastic screw top jar weighing about 13 oz.
Included is a small plastic scoop which holds up to 1.5 Tbsp.
Scrubs are available in either the #2 HDPE white plastic jar with a white lid or the #1 PET clear plastic jar with a blue lid.

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