Guest Post: Chocolate Lover’s Body Scrub

This is a guest post from the lovely Stacy who blogs at A Delightful Home. If you aren’t already a follower of hers, definitely go check her out – she is seriously the Queen of Healthy Homemade Treats!
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Homemade sugar scrubs are a simple way to pamper yourself and improve the look and feel of your skin without a lot of effort. Body scrubs work to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells to reveal the healthy skin beneath.
Many high-quality, store-bought body scrubs are fairly expensive (and some are full of chemicals and preservatives too), but DIY versions are quick and easy to prepare, as well as being frugal.

You’ve probably seen many recipes for sugar scrubs on the web, with most using brown or white sugar, a little oil, and some essential oils for fragrance. These are great, and something I make often (especially this brown sugar-vanilla body scrub), but today I’d like to share a body scrub recipe that is even more luxurious.

Chocolate Lover's Body Scrub

The secret ingredient that makes this scrub so special icocoa butter.

Cocoa butter makes this scrub extra moisturizing and gives it a thicker texture than most scrubs. It also provides a lovely chocolate scent, which is completely delightful!

Chocolate Lover’s Body Scrub Recipe

This recipe is from Simple Scrubs to Make and Give

Yield: approximately 1 cup. 

Ingredients
1⁄4 cup (1-ounce) cocoa butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 Tablespoons sweet almond oil

Optional extras: Add 1⁄2 to 1 tsp. vanilla

Method

  1. Place sugar in a clean bowl.
  2. Add melted cocoa butter and stir to combine.
  3. Allow the cocoa butter to cool and harden.
  4. Once the cocoa butter has hardened, add the other oils (and vanilla, if using). Stir to combine.
  5. Scoop into a pretty jar and add a label.

chocolate lover's scrub

To use

Apply scrub to damp skin in a gentle circular motion. Wash off with warm water and follow with a moisturizer.

Cautions

This scrub is intended for use as a body scrub, not a facial scrub. Do not use on damaged skin, broken skin, or skin that is sun-burned or wind-burned.

The scrub should last for approximately 3 to 6 months if water is kept out of the jar.

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Stacy is the wife of a preacher and mom to three kids. She is Australian-born, but currently resides in California. Slightly obsessed with DIY projects, especially natural body care, and herbal remedies, she shares her passion for healthy living at ADelightHome.com

 

 

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