Wanna bring out your natural glow? Well, it’s time to brighten up your dull and dry skin the SWEET way with this DIY coconut body polish. When you’re done, not only will you look great, but you’ll definitely smell great too. I did mention it was sweet, right?
But wait, it gets even better- it is super easy to make and you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients right at your home already. Because there are no harsh chemicals, it is really gentle on your skin yet really effective at the same time. Those dead skin cells of yours will be gone before you know it.
So go ahead and check out the Sweet Coconut Body Polish below. ENJOY!
What You Need:
- 3 Cups Brown Sugar
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
- 3 drops Argan Oil
- ¼ Body Wash, the Gel kind, of your choice (preferably vanilla ☺)
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- 1 big mixing bowl
- 1 clean and empty spray bottle
- 1 clean and empty air tight container
What To Do:
First thing is first, you wanna get your container ready. Again, make sure that it is air tight, it is clean, and it is dry. Then you want to put some of your alcohol into the spray bottle and spray the inside of your container. Kind of like when you’re baking, you just wanna thinly “coat” the inside but you don’t want it to be really wet. Then set the container aside to dry.
The next thing to do is to take your mixing bowl and simply put your sugar, coconut oil, argan oil, and body wash in and mix together. Keep on doing so until you have a nice, thick consistency.
- TIP: In cold weather, coconut oil tends to harden. If this is the case, just pop it in the microwave for a couple seconds until melted.
Then simply spoon into your air tight container, seal the lid, and keep it at room temp. Voila! Your homemade sweet coconut body polish is done!
How To Use It:
The first thing you wanna do is take a nice hot shower- soap and cleanse as you normally would, the important thing is that the water is hot. You see, you want to really open up your pores for the polish to be most effective.
When done, take your polish and massage gently all over your body focusing on dry, rough patches of skin, your elbows, knees, heels of your feet. You can use a loofa if you like and even a pumice stone on the harder areas. Keep on massaging for about 7-10 minutes. You want your skin to get all the good stuff and get rid of all the bad, so to speak. (dead skin cells).
Rinse off with luke warm water. On a hot day, cold water would actually be better to help tighten your skin, but only if you can take the chill!
Follow up with your favorite moisturizer. Repeat once a month.