Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Homemade Body Scrub
About this time of year my skin starts getting quite bad. A combination of the dry air and the bitter wind giving my skin grief every time I walk out the door has created some very dry and irritated skin. I have a couple different scrub recipes that I love, like this Homemade Hand Scrub and this Sea Salt Body Scrub, but this year I wanted to make something a bit different with some yummy scents!
This little scrub is easy and only needs a couple of ingredients. It will give your skin a good exfoliating scrub and leave your it feeling smooth thanks to the oil. Let’s make it! 🙂
Homemade Body Scrub
What You Need:
- 1/2 cup Raw Sugar (regular sugar will work if you don’t have any raw)
- 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil (Where to Buy)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract *See Note Below
- 1/8 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 cup Avocado Oil (Where to Buy)
In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Use Vanilla Extract if you can find it without alcohol in it (alcohol can be drying to the skin), there is a version extracted in water. If you cannot find that kind of vanilla extract, you can use a bit of vanilla bean. Just split open the bean and pull out the seeds inside. Add one bean’s paste per recipe made.
Mix all ingredients together well and place into a jar or container. Use as needed, scrub gently into dry skin and rinse off with a damp washcloth. You can follow up with a good Homemade Lotion too, if needed.
Also, if you cannot find or get Avocado Oil (which I HIGHLY recommend, we love it!), you can also use Jojoba or Almond Oil in it’s place.
Enjoy on your skin and hopefully it will not only invigorate your skin, but lift your winter cabin fever mood as well. 🙂
Have you used a homemade body scrub before? What kind of oil do you add to yours?