If you’ve ever bought exfoliating beauty products from shops that promise to give you glowing blemish-free skin for the Summer, the likelihood is they contain microbeads.
These beads are made of plastic, and hundreds of thousands of them can be found in one bottle of face or body scrub alone. They are then washed down bathroom drains, and back into the ecosystem, through our oceans, and are eaten by fish and other marine life. Tens of millions of microbeads are now working their way back up the food chain, causing a very serious environmental disaster.
Thankfully, people are now becoming aware of the damage certain brands are causing by including microbeads in their products to make their products cost effective, and new laws are being put in place to stop further plastic pollution.
We believe homemade is always best, and this simple, natural, and luxurious recipe will cost a fraction of the price, and is environmentally sound.
Coconut oil is an excellent source of goodness for skin because it’s full of Vitamin E, keeps skin hydrated and has anti ageing and antibacterial properties. Sugar is gentler on skin than salt, and works as a fantastic exfoliator.
2 cups of raw sugar (white or brown)
1 cup of coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients together and store in an air tight jar.
Scrub face, body or feet with the mixture and rinse well.