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Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

Heavenly Homemade Body Scrub

Heavenly Homemade Body Scrub

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I love long weekends. The one extra day makes a world of difference. All of a sudden a Monday feels like a Sunday! When a weekday is proclaimed a holiday I give myself permission to really relax and not run all over NYC like a crazy person. In fact, I barley leave my neighborhood.

On a freezing holiday Monday like today my favorite chill-out activity is a long, hot bath with a great body scrub. In this cold, dry weather I make a point to exfoliate several times a week to keep my skin from getting dry and flaky.

Sadly, the other day I accidently dropped and broke a jar of my favorite (and slightly pricey) scrub. Instead of ordering another one, I took the opportunity to try and make my own. After a little experimenting I think I came up with a great formula. All you need is coconut oil (which helps you moisturize while you scrub!), some sort of grainy substance to exfoliate, and an essential oil to make it smell heavenly. That's it. It could not be simpler.

I personally love a calming vanilla and sugar scrub but the possibilities are endless. You can use any essential oil you like, and even substitute the raw sugar for salt! Using salt will make the scrub a bit rougher, so for sensitive skin I suggest sticking to sugar. I can see a lot of my friends getting custom scrubs as gifts in the future!

Happy exfoliating!

Heavenly Homemade Body Scrub

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 5 drops essential oil of your choice ( I used this amazing vanilla one by Aura Cacia)
  1.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly blended
  2. Add a little more essential oil if you want a more potent scented scrub
  3. Transfer the mixture to an airtight jar
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