The Mixstress Workshop | Ayan’s Beautiful Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub
Ayan who blogs at Beauty Wednesday is one of my favourite bloggers. What I love about her is her amazing beauty advice on natural skincare and she’s a huge advocate of dry body brushing! Check out her recipe:
To give skin the best hydration which will fight off fine lines, help create a clear skin tone and give your skin a overall smooth finish I recommend using cold pressed organic coconut oil. Coconut oil helps prevent premature ageing and degenerative diseases due to its antioxidant properties and is lovely to use on the skin. It’s excellent for delaying the sagging of skin that comes with age, which means it’s a must for the neck area which tends show signs of ageing early.
I use coconut oil as a night time treatment and never during the day as it is too heavy for me however, if you are not comfortable with this put cold pressed coconut oil on a cleansed face 30 minutes before getting in the shower and wash it off. You will find your face is hydrated and this will give you the chance to benefit from the anti-fungal aspect of the oil which is great for acne and spots. For a luxury body scrub I would like to share with you my beautiful sugar and coconut oil scrub to use on days you want to treat your skin. This is not a body scrub to use when in a rush, it should be saved for the days you have to unwind.
YOU WILL NEED
1.5 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of warm coconut milk (warm on the hob or microwave)
1.5 tablespoon of coconut oil (fractioned)
1-2 drops of any essential oil you wish (optional)
2 drops of vitamin E oil (optional and good if you want to store the product)
Please note when using essential oils you must do your research on weather the oil is suitable for your skin type and if pregnant or planning a pregnancy some essential oils should be avoided. However, there are essential oils which are non-irritants and suitable for everyone. I use lavender which is safe in all circumstance and Tea Tree depending on the smell, effects on skin and mood I want to create. (Hafsa: I can imagine using ylang ylang essential oil in this scrub, it’s such an aromatic oil that just screams out luxury!).