A little less than a month ago, I was having the most amazing vacation ever in Puerto Rico. After a freezing winter, it was incredible to soak up some caribbean sun. I also got majorly sunburned for the first time – ever. I wore SPF 40+ every day, but since we were doing so many water activities, it wasn’t enough. I was burnt to a crisp. Literally, it hurt to do anything – and it was everywhere, my face, my arms, my back, even the tops of my feet! After the burn stopped hurting so bad, my skin was so dry and peeling all over (cute, I know). Anyways, when I got back to Boston, I was in desperate need of a really great exfoliating moisturizer. And…reason number 9545453 why I love coconut oil was born.
This is the best natural exfoliator, ever. It’s only 2 ingredients and you likely already have the ingredients in your kitchen – unless you were so inspired by this post about why you should ban added sugar from your diet, that you threw it out immediately. 🙂
I also bought these cute little containers off of amazon to store my coconut oil exfoliator. It came in a package of 4 for $9.99, so I also filled one up with just coconut oil and keep it in my bathroom to use as a moisturizer for when I get out of the shower.
Mix 1/4 cup of coconut oil (do not melt) with 1/2 cup sugar. Store in air tight jar – and exfoliate away! Warning: coconut oil can be pretty slippery so be careful when using in the shower!
Let me know how you like it!