All it takes is a few minutes to make this DIY Activated Charcoal Sugar Scrub recipe. Then you can take a cleansing, exfoliating shower!
Course: DIY Beauty
Cuisine: Sugar Scrub
Author: Chrystal Johnson
8 ounce glass jar
1teaspoonactivated charcoal powder
6dropsgeranium essential oil
5dropsfrankincense essential oil
7dropslavender essential oil
Pour the granulated sugar into a mixing bowl, breaking down or removing any clumps.
Add the softened coconut oil to the mixing bowl, and use a rubber spatula to blend the sugar and oil together well. The mixture should be wet all over, but closer to a damp kind of wet than a dripping kind of wet.
Once they're well blended and all the sugar is dampened, add in your essential oils and then mix again. All of these oils are of a thin consistency so just go slowly when counting those drops out.
Once your oils are mixed in fully, you can measure out the charcoal powder and add it in. Be advised that this stuff can get messy! Even when first opening it, you may see it flying a bit in the air and you don’t want to bump the container and spill it, so just a word of caution from a clumsy girl. Add it to the mixture and blend it in all the way. You will see areas start to absorb it and some still in the white sugar color, so keep going until all of the scrub is the dark grey-black color.
Now, you are ready to put into the jar. I personally prefer to add it by the heaping spoonful, rather than try to dump it from the bowl to the jar, but this may depend on the type of jar you have and how narrow the mouth is. Get the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl scraped clean and add it all in, and you are set to go.
Place on your lid and add a cute label and some twine or ribbon and give it as a gift or keep for yourself.
How To Use Your Charcoal Scrub
Take a couple finger tips full and rub into the skin, especially on rougher areas like elbows, feet, and hands. I like to keep it by my sink so that I can keep my hands nice and soft when they get rough.
Rub in and mix with water as you do so, and you will feel the sugar break down and work.
Once the sugar has dissipated, rinse well until the black is gone.
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