DIY: Brown Sugar+Shea Butter Body Scrub

Saturday skin care routine is one of my fav things because I have enough time in the world to pamper my skin from head to toe 🙂
My routine today involves a mild but effective DIY exfoliating and moisturising body scrub recipe that I love soooooo much.
This recipe includes three main basic ingredients which are: Brown sugar, Raw shea butter and Castor oil.

 

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Brown Sugar (granulated) – It’s mild, coarse texture makes it an excellent skin exfoliant and cleanser. It also contains glycolic acid which aids the removal of dead skin cells to reveal a smoother and brighter skin. You can get this off a supermarket shelf.

 

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Raw Shea Butter – I think it’s only right to say that it’s a holy grail butter when it comes to moisturising dry or dull looking skin. You can get this from the local market, supermarket or an online store.

 

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Castor oil – Holy grail oil for me. I use this on my hair and skin because of its deep moisture sealing properties. You can purchase yours from here.

 

Directions:

Smoothen the shea butter with a spoon...
Smoothen the shea butter with a spoon…

 

Add a sprinkle of Castor oil, mix properly with the shea butter then add brown sugar and mix until you achieve a consistent paste...
Add a sprinkle of Castor oil, mix properly with the shea butter then add brown sugar and mix until you achieve a consistent paste…

 

Be sure to store
Be sure to store in an airtight container..

 

I always love to prepare a fresh mix just before getting in the bathroom but on the average a mixture of this recipe stored in an airtight container could last up to a week.

Pros:
• it’s totally inexpensive
• requires only a few minutes to prepare by simply following the above directions
• works excellently for brightening skin on face, knees, underarms, feet, elbows and all over body.

Cons:
• could make your tub slippery so extra care and wash might be required
• would not be a nice treat for face with oily skin as this might cause more breakouts. So I’d recommend use for only on skin from the neck down.

 

 
What is your fav Saturday skin routine? Do you have a fav DIY body scrub? You could try this out and let me know how it works for you. I’m always excited to hear your reviews… Stay glam! xxx

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