Do you ever just find yourself with incredibly dry skin. Skin so dry that you find yourself scratching at it like a mad woman? Yeah... that was me just a few weeks ago.
It started out of the blue but I found myself with very dry skin. I was scratching at it like crazy and while it wasn't bad enough to draw blood, it was making my husband worry why I had red marks all over my legs.
I couldn't figure out why my skin was suddenly being so itchy and dry. I'm not prone to dry skin and it wasn't even winter! Eventually I figured out that it was my new shower gel. I still have no idea why it was drying my skin out so bad but needless to say I've stopped using that shower gel!
With such horribly dry skin, I needed a way to soothe, soften, and moisturize my skin back to health. That's where this amazing kokum butter sugar scrub comes in!
Now sugar scrubs are pretty amazing all on their own. Sugar and oil mixed together can do a lot of good for your skin! However, if you are dealing with crazy dry skin then you've got to step things up a bit and one of the best ways to do that is with butters!
Kokum butter is amazing at revitalizing skin cells while supporting your skin's natural elasticity. It's rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin e making it very emollient and healing for your skin. On top of all of that, it's also non-comedogenic which means it won't clog your pores, yay! Note: Do not use kokum butter if you have a nut allergy.
In addition to the wonderfully moisturizing kokum butter, this sugar scrub also uses jojoba oil. Certified organic jojoba oil is also a great moisturizer (which is just what you need when dealing with dry skin), but it's also a good oil for anyone with oily skin because jojoba tricks your skin into thinking it's produced enough serum and thus your body will produce less oil. This means that no matter your skin type, this sugar scrub will not have you looking like you just took a dive in oil. Note: You can learn more about carrier oils in this extensive carrier oils blog post.
- Place kokum butter and jojoba oil into a bowl that will be used as a double boiler. I like to use a glass bowl and place it on my small sauce pan.
- Carefully heat the kokum butter an jojoba oil until just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool until room temperature.
- Once cool, add sugar to bowl and mix well.
- Transfer to an air tight jar.