Yep, this is my first true winter DIY. I must admit, I wasn’t mentally ready to leave fall behind yet. But the truth is, my skin needed this.
So for all of you busy bees out there (get it? *wink wink*) I made this DIY Beeswax Body Scrub. Hop in the shower and use this all over body scrub. It scrubs away dry skin and at the same time leaves your skin feeling lush and moisturized!
It took me four tries to perfect this recipe. And here it is!
What I used:
1. Melt the beeswax
Melt 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax in a double boiler.
2. Add oils
Once the beeswax is completely melted, add the coconut oil to the double boiler. Wait until they’re melted together.
Next take the container of the heat and stir in about 8 tablespoons of almond oil. I also added 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil for a longer shelf life.
3. Add cornstarch
Cornstarch time! This is really the star ingredient in this body scrub. It makes the lotion less sticky on your skin.
Add 1 heaping teaspoon of cornstarch.
4. Add sugar and salt
This is the part that will turn your lotion into a body scrub. I added 5 tablespoons of salt and 5 tablespoons of sugar. I love salt in scrubs because it’s a very fine exfoliant, perfect for dry skin. But it can also sting when you have any cuts or scraps. You can use all sugar (or all salt) if you like.
5. Scrub away!
Use in the bath tub or under the shower for a luxurious scrub. Rinse off with plenty of water. Once you get out of the shower it leaves a moisturizing layer on your skin for a few minutes. That’s why I like to use it in the evening. If you don’t like that slighty greasy feeling, you can always use it and use body wash afterwards.
Make sure to clean the bottom of your shower or tub because this scrub can make it a bit slippery.