This coconut-based DIY recipe not only exfoliates, but leaves your skin feeling silky soft, plus you feel a burst of alertness from the peppermint scent. Coconut oil is a very light moisturizer and sinks into the skin quickly, which appeals to a lot of people.
1/3 cup coconut sugar or white cane sugar
1/3 cup turbinado sugar
4 to 5 Tbsp coconut oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. Once in the shower, massage the mixture in circular motions along arms and legs, focusing on knees and elbows. Avoid your feet so things don’t get slippery.
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Live Superfoods
Article courtesy of Dr. Oz The Good Life