This delicate body scrub is everything when it comes to love and self-care.
I live smack dab in the center of Canada. Our winters are long as hell and at times, as cold as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, dry skin is suffered by anyone and everyone. I do a weekly body scrub to try to stay on top of my skin care as much as possible during this season. I usually keep things really practical and reuse my organic coffee grinds to whip up a stimulating and exfoliating scrub. However, this month’s celebration of love inspired me to flirt with some beautiful feminine ingredients. I absolutely adored the treatment and even more-so the results.
This DIY body scrub is sweet, luxurious, and leaves you with a silky smooth complexion that glows for days. The pink hue is all-natural and is created by the hibiscus tea. The natural acids in hibiscus help to purify and restore your complexion by breaking down dead skin cells and controlling breakouts. Here, I’ve paired it with a fine sugar for optimal exfoliation, jojoba oil for targeting that dry skin, and raw honey for its antibacterial and anti-aging super powers. The result is my new favorite body treatment.
Honey Hibiscus Body Scrub
*Makes 2 body treatments
- 1 Tbsp. hibiscus tea
- 2 Tsp. raw honey
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. fine organic sugar
- 2 Tbsp. jojoba oil
- Optional: a few drops of essential oils, such as lavender
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
Apply the scrub to damp skin in the shower and massage it in using gentle circular motions. Start from the feet and work your way up to the face. Rinse off and enjoy the beautiful results.
Store leftovers in a glass, air tight jar and keep in a cool, dark spot.
Don’t forget to sit back and relax too!
While you’ve got your hibiscus tea out, try this nourishing latte with bone broth and hibiscus tea. If you’re looking for more DIYs, check out these beauty treatments: Rose Water Toner, Rose Oil Elixir, and DIY Matcha Mask with Rose Milk Bath.
CHANTAL URBINA is a registered Massage Therapist and Culinary Nutrition Expert. She is passionate about living a life full of health, love, and happiness and that all three start with our diet. “Nature’s healing properties will never cease to amaze me and it inspires me day after day to create and share recipes made with only real whole foods.”