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Tuesday
Jul312012

Coconut Sugar Face Scrub

Hello! How is everyone? The boy and I have returned from our baby swim class and he is now wearing nothing but a diaper, using a bottle as a teether and not napping. But he sure is cute. 

I've been feeling a little stressed at moments lately. I think I have been trying to do too many things at once. In the past that was fine, I managed to do multiple things and keep sanity. That's how I functioned. But now I just can't anymore. 

I decided to take a few minutes a few weeks ago and treat myself to a homemade face scrub. I think this has changed my life. 

Some ladies at the gym were talking about how they put coconut oil on their face. I just put coconut oil in cakes! So I decided to try this out. 

I found a jar online for $40. Seriously? $40??? What is wrong with you? It's sugar and coconut oil. You could make a jar for less than a buck!

At any rate. I took a baby food jar and put in two spoonfuls (big soup spoonfuls) of coconut oil. Then I added a couple tables spoons regular refined white sugar. 

Then I scrubbed my face with it. Magic! It left my skin soft and smooth and not the least bit oil and I didn't have to put on moisturizer. It is said to have vitamins A,B,C and E in it and is a natural antioxidant. Who knows? It smelled good. 

Note: My household is trying to get off sugar. And I did have to fight the urge to lick my own face. 

Don't forget to head over to Romance on A Dime for Take it On Tuesday. There are always some great ideas over there. And be sure to check out other blogs and leave comments. 

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Reader Comments (6)

I'll have to try this one Lydia ... my skin has had dry patches from the pool lately and I'm thinking this face scrub would smell divine as compared to some of the store bought brands!

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

And it doesn't have any nasty chemicals in it.

July 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterLydia @ Five4FiveMeals

I love coconut oil! It is so versatile. Trying it for an at home facial would be fun! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from ROmance on a dime blog hop. Cheers!

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Lydia - the massage therapist at my gym uses coconut oil for her massage. Another lady sprinkles a little on air popped popcorn for a little different flavor - food grade of course.

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

How many things do you use coconut oil for? How long does a jar last before you have to buy more? I haven't spent the money on it yet, but I might someday. I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime's TIOT party!!

Besty, I actually use it a lot. We cook with it and I use it to replace butter. My husband even fried fish in it!
Because it's solid at room temperature it won't go rancid as quickly as olive oil so it lasts a good while and now you can get it at Publix.

August 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterLydia @ Five4FiveMeals

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