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Exfoliating Scrubs: 3 DIY Exfoliating Scrubs for the Holidays

The holiday spirits are quickly blooming. You really can’t miss it with the decorations and holiday displays already appearing.

With the holidays fast approaching, why not treat your skin to a little holiday of its own?

We’ve got 3 DIY facial scrub recipes perfect for this holiday season.

Can’t think of what to get someone? Why not a Peppermint Chocolate scrub packaged into a cute mason jar.

Whether you want to make it a gift or turn it into a fun activity we have got you covered. First, go find the ingredients in your kitchen, grab these quick and easy DIY recipes below and let the fun begin!

All this along with the benefits of radiant glowing skin that will be hydrated, conditioned and very well exfoliated with all natural ingredients.

Why Exfoliate?

Over time, the top layer of your skin (the epidermis) begins to die and new skin beneath it gets exposed. This is an ongoing cycle, and at times the dead skin cells tend to flake off, leaving your skin looking rough, dried out or damaged. Exfoliating rids your face of the excess dead skin that may trap oil and dirt build-up in your pores. It is also an important step before applying moisturizers in order to keep your new skin hydrated (all about that in last week’s blog post).
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How to Exfoliate

Wet your face will lukewarm water. Scoop a generous amount of scrub onto your fingers and apply it to your face in small circular motions. Be careful and don’t press too hard. Do so for about 30 to 60 seconds and proceed to rinse your face then tap dry with a towel.

After exfoliating make sure you moisturize. Repeat this process up to three times a week, try not to exceed this amount, as exfoliating too often can be damaging to your skin.

Try out these three DIY holiday themed scrubs

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Ingredients
1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 pure cane or granulated sugar 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup of coconut oil 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1 tsp of vanilla extract 1/2 tsp allspice

Make It
1. Mix both sugars in a large bowl
2. Add both the coconut oil and 1 tsp of vanilla extra, stir until uniform mass is achieved
3. Mix all four spices in a cup and then add the mixture to the bowl
4. Stir until scrub appears to have a uniform colour
5. Spoon into mason jar and store in fridge for up to three months

Peppermint Chocolate Scrub

Ingredients
1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 pure cane or granulated sugar 1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup of coconut oil 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1 tsp of vanilla extract 1/2 tsp allspice

Make It
1. Mix both sugars in a large bowl
2. Add both the coconut oil and 1 tsp of vanilla extra, stir until uniform mass is achieved
3. Mix all four spices in a cup and then add the mixture to the bowl
4. Stir until scrub appears to have a uniform colour
5. Spoon into mason jar and store in fridge for up to three months

Cranberry Scrub

Ingredients 1 cup cranberries, frozen 1 cup of sugar or raw sugar 1/8 cup coconut oil Make It 1. Purée cranberries in a blender or food processor 2. Transfer the puréed cranberries into a bowl, add coconut oil and sugar 3. Mix well until ingredients are well combined 4. Transfer to a mason jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks

DIY Scrub Tips

1. Heat up your coconut oil either on the stovetop or in the microwave to liquefy it but make sure not to overheat, 30 seconds in the microwave should do. This will make mixing the ingredients into an even mass much easier. 2. Use of mason jars is not mandatory, any airtight container will do. However, when gifting the scrub, mason jars make for a very charming appearance. Add a bow out of twine or ribbon around the neck of the jar for that extra effect. 3. Avoid storing in oversized containers. Stick to cup size mason jars or other airtight containers.

DIY Scrub Tips

1. Heat up your coconut oil either on the stovetop or in the microwave to liquefy it but make sure not to overheat, 30 seconds in the microwave should do. This will make mixing the ingredients into an even mass much easier. 2. Use of mason jars is not mandatory, any airtight container will do. However, when gifting the scrub, mason jars make for a very charming appearance. Add a bow out of twine or ribbon around the neck of the jar for that extra effect. 3. Avoid storing in oversized containers. Stick to cup size mason jars or other airtight containers. Did you try them out? How did they work for you? If you did, send us a picture of your holiday scrub! We’d love to see the how they came out.
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