It’s June! Days will hopefully be consistently warmer in these parts of the world; shorts and skirts become eager to jump outside of our closets and onto our bodies. If you are anything like me your legs might need some TLC after the long Newfoundland winters. Skin is dry, dull, and needs a good exfoliation to properly embrace the sunrays. The other day I put on some short leggings and quickly had to put on my sunglasses to prevent their white glare from blinding me! One good scrub will remove the dead cells and clean your skin while increasing circulation. All good stuff to make your legs happy.
Fine sea salt, coconut oil and orange wax are the 3 ingredients of this scrub. Salt scrubs are my favourite for the body although they should not be used on the sensitive skin of the face. Coconut oil is a great emollient and it’s recommended even if you have an oily skin. Finally, the underrated orange wax! Orange wax is an 100% natural product extracted from orange peels. You can leave it out but it seems to have excellent emollient properties, like a vegan lanolin, and the smell is just beautiful! The scrub should be used in the evening since the orange wax will likely have some photo-sensitizing properties. This means that you should avoid exposure to sunlight after application, as your skin becomes more sensitive to light. The orange wax might also stain the skin so a little goes a long way.
Salty Orange Body Scrub
¼ cup fine sea salt
1-2 tsp. coconut oil
½ tsp. orange wax
In a small bowl add the salt, 1 tsp. coconut oil, and the orange wax. Mix until until well combined. If the scrub seems too dry mix another tsp. of coconut oil. Store the scrub in a 100 ml dark glass or PET jar.
In the shower, rub a small amount of the scrub gently on to dry skin. Use circular motions and spend more time on rougher areas of the skin. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with a nice shower and a good body moisturizer.
Use only at night and never in the face.
Enjoy your happy legs!
Do you live in the St. John’s area? You can find orange wax and cosmetic grade coconut oil in my Shoppe!