Body scrubs are divine! And when paired with a high quality moisturizer your skin ends up feeling wonderfully refreshed and cared for. But why use two products to achieve an end, when you can use just one? This is where our super easy, fun, fast and effective recipe for your very own body scrub comes in. 3 simple ingredients, minimal time and effort, and all the effects you hope for. It’s the perfect bath and body care staple as well as holiday gift.
Recipe as follows:
- 3/4 cup very soft raw Shea butter
- ¾-1 cup organic sugar
- ¼ cup pumpkin seed oil
- essential oils of choice (optional)
- bowl for mixing
- spoon for stirring
- storage container of choice (we like glass jars)
If your Shea butter isn’t already very soft or even slightly melted, you can place it in a sink of hot water, a warm windowsill or in a double boiler until a very soft, pliable and easily mixable texture is achieved.
Place your Shea butter and sugar in mixing bowl and mix and mash until thoroughly incorporated. Then add the pumpkin seed oil, along with any of your essential oils (if you so choose) and mix thoroughly once again. Once everything is completely combined you should be able to tell if the texture is to your liking. Most likely the only change you will want to make, if any, is to add a bit more sugar. Otherwise, it should be perfect. Transfer to your container of choice and keep in a cool, dark place. If you do choose to store it in the shower, just remember to keep the lid on at all times and keep water out of the container as much as possible to avoid the oils going rancid and the sugar dissolving.