Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub

Activated charcoal is a popular ingredient in body products these days, for good reason… any folks believe it is a great way to detoxify internally as well as on your skin. Combine the detoxifying benefits with an exfoliating scrub and you have a powerhouse in a simple DIY beauty treatment that is just as nice to keep as it is to gift for the holidays. You will love this Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub. Also, if you are a looking for a gift for the man in your life that gives them a little indulgence but maintains their manly mystique, this is it. And of course ladies, you will love this DIY Mint Charcoal Body Scrub too. Refreshing mint wakes you up, coconut oil moisturizes and heals dry skin, while the charcoal helps to draw out toxins in your body! It’s truly a great scrub for men or women! This scrub is not just a great treat for your own skin, but looks so pretty in a jar that it makes a great gift for the holidays.

This post is part of our 2017 Handmade Christmas gifts series! Be sure to check out the rest of the gifts here: 2017 Handmade Christmas Gifts.

Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub

 

Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub

Ingredients:

1 T. activated charcoal

2 T. coconut oil

1 cup sea salt

10-15 drops peppermint essential oil.

Directions for Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub: 

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Continue stirring until everything is well combined.  If you like a looser scrub you can add additional coconut oil.

Add essential oil to your desired scent strength.

Transfer to a glass jar with a secure fitting lid and store out of the direct spray of water.

To use the scrub you just scoop out a generous amount with your fingers and rub over damp skin, if you can let it sit on your skin out of the way of the water spray even better for absorbing moisture and expelling toxins. Rinse away then pat skin gently dry.

*It is always a good idea to test new products out on a small area of skin first, while these are natural ingredients, you may still be sensitive to them.

And there you have it, Easy Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub! If you loved this simple Body Scrub, be sure to check out other great DIY Handmade Gift ideas in our 12 More Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2016 series; our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!

 

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12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2017

12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2017

Handmade Christmas Gifts 2017

12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2017

12 More Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts for 2017! Christmas will be here before we know it, and I know lots of you love inexpensive Homemade Christmas Gifts and  Handmade Christmas Gifts

So, I am excited to announce we are starting our 12 More Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts Series 2017! We’re bringing you 12 more homemade Christmas gifts that you will love! Be sure to bookmark this post, because we will be updating it with the 12 homemade gifts as they are released in 2017! We’ll be sharing beautiful and inexpensive gifts that you can make easily in your own home! You all know I LOVE simple gifts, so get ready for some fun and easy ideas!

Do you all have an inexpensive Christmas present idea that you make? We’d love to hear it, as we’re always looking for new ideas!

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub

Vanilla Lavender Sugar Body Scrub

Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub

Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub

Homemade Green Tea and Honey Body Wash

Homemade Green Tea and Honey Body Wash

Homemade Charcoal Body Bar

Homemade Charcoal Body Bar

Easy Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups

DIY Mineral Powder Foundation

DIY Mineral Powder Foundation

More handmade Christmas gifts for 2017 coming soon! Stay tuned!

 

Handmade Christmas Gifts 2017

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Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, lavender is the universal scent of relaxation! A pretty DIY Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub like this one is a great gift for grandma, sister, stressed out teachers, neighbors, coworkers, or yourself. It’s like a spa at home that helps scrub away the stress of the busiest season of the year. Oils act as aromatherapy and have wonderful moisturizing and healing benefits for your skin. Because you absorb these ingredients into your skin and inhale them as well, be sure to always use high quality therapeutic grade oils in your bath and body recipes. This post is part of our 2017 Handmade Christmas gifts series! Be sure to check out the rest of the gifts here: 2017 Handmade Christmas Gifts.

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

¾  cup coconut oil

15-20 drops Lavender essential oil

1 T. Dried lavender

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

2 tsp. rosehip oil

2 tsp. Vitamin E oil

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined, if you prefer a wetter scrub add a little bit more coconut oil until you reach the consistency you prefer. Keep in mind that as the sugar and coconut sit together it will loosen up a bit more.

Transfer to a pretty jar with a secure lid and add a homemade tag. A tag made from craft paper and decorative edge scissors can really add a pretty touch to a simple gift.

The coconut, vitamin e, and essential oils work as a preservative to keep your scrub from spoiling for 6 months or more so if you give it as a gift it has a good shelf life if not used right away.

Keep scrub in a dry spot in the bathroom in the covered jar.

To use:

Scoop a generous amount of scrub up with your fingers, scrub gently over damp skin and rinse away. Finish by patting dry with a towel to maintain as much of the moisturizing oils as possible.

While this recipe is made with natural ingredients there still may be something that people can be sensitive to, if you are gifting it make sure you make a list of ingredients on your handmade tag.

If you loved this simple Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub, be sure to check out other great DIY Handmade Gift ideas in our 12 More Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2016 series; our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!

 

 

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