Ah, weekends. Those greatly anticipated forty-eight hours where you (hopefully) aren’t subjected to deadlines, partake in only voluntary commitments and potentially procrastinatable tasks. These are the days I like to take some time to pamper myself. I know I can’t be the only one that loves the feeling of a good skin exfoliation followed by a full body moisturizing. What I love even more is the ability to make a fresh, revitalizing, moisturizing and delicious body scrub in my kitchen with the simplest of ingredients in only a matter of minutes.
Today I’m happy to share one of my favourite DIYs, the CucoBasil Body Scrub. Reminiscent of a delicious drink I once had on a girl’s trip to NYC, its ingredients consist of cucumber, basil, coconut oil, and sugar.
The cucumber is cooling, soothing, hydrating and softening to the skin while simultaneously being chalk full of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation. Sugar acts as a natural, environmentally friendly exfoliant. It gently buffs away old skin to reveal healthier, newer skin. The coconut oil acts as an extremely effective moisturizer, leaving the skin looking supple with a great glow. The combination of these three ingredients mixed with basil creates a fresh, invigorating scent that will have you eagerly awaiting your next shower!
Disclaimer: You may want to eat it. Technically, you can.