Whipped Frankincense Body Scrub

Does this crazy cold weather have your skin screaming... HELP?!! The cold, dry weather does a number on my skin every year. I have to be very proactive or my skin cracks and becomes raw. Yet another reason I keep begging my husband to move me south. Ha! So let's talk about ways we can help keep our skin healthy through the winter months.

1. Drink lots of water

  • During the cold winter months, most people do not drink enough water. It's recommended we drink eight 8-oz glasses a day. Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Yep, that's right. We are over half water. Drinking enough water each and every day helps to keep our body hydrated, which also helps keep our skin moisturized and healthy. Water also helps flush out the toxins in our body. I love to flavor my water with Young Living citrus essential oils (like Lemon, Orange or Grapefruit). It adds a yummy flavor, supports the body in its own natural detox and actually helps me drink more water in a day. Be sure if you are adding your Young Living essential oils to your water, you are only drinking out of glass, stainless steel or ceramic. I have several glass bottles with a lid that I love to drink my water from. It's easy to take on the go! Get one HERE. Or buy a pack of them HERE

2. Hot water is a no, no

  • While a nice hot, steamy shower feels good, especially when it's cold outside, it is not a good idea. Hot water strips your skin of its natural oil barrier that helps lock in moisture and keep your skin healthy. So dial down the temperature.

3. Choose a gentle cleanser/soap

  • As we have talked about before, take the time to read the ingredients on your body wash/ soap labels. Choose a gentle "clean" product. Products with chemicals and other toxic additives again, strip your skin of its natural barrier. Avoid products with alcohol added to them as well. Alcohol is drying to the skin. If you are looking for a bar soap we love Young Living's Lavender Rosewood Bar Soap. For a shower gel, we love Young Living's Bath & Shower Gel Base. (We add our favorite smelling essential oils to it.) For my 2 year old, we love Young Living's Kidscents Bath Gel. Find out how to get these products at wholesale HERE

4. Use a humidifier

  • Cold, dry air can cause irritated skin. In addition, heating your house removes moisture from the air. Those combined together can leave your skin feeling "unhappy." An easy way to put the moisture back in the air is with a humidifier. Some people have a whole house humidifier. But if your house does not have that (like mine), you can buy a portable one. I have THIS ONE in our house. I run it ALL the time through the winter months. I love it!!

5. Moisturize your skin
  • Use a GOOD moisturizer. Again, look at the ingredients before you buy. I prefer to make my own moisturizer and add essential oils to it. It is absolutely wonderful, especially for winter. Get my Silky Whipped Body Butter recipe HERE

6. Lightly exfoliate
  • Using a gentle exfoliator can help get rid of the dry flaky skin. The key is to exfoliate lightly. My whole family uses my Whipped Frankincense Body Scrub for this. It gently exfoliates and moisturizes at the same time. And Frankincense is GREAT for supporting healthy looking skin. It's a must in every skincare recipe. See the recipe below.

Whipped Frankincense Body Scrub

  • 1/2 Cup Shea Butter (Find HERE)
  • 3 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil (Find HERE)
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil (Find HERE)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar (Find HERE)
  • 20 drops Young Living Frankincense essential oil (Find out how to get essential oils at wholesale HERE)

  1. In a double broiler or glass bowl add your shea butter. Bring to a low-medium heat. You do not want to melt the shea butter, but just soften it. 
  2. Next, transfer the shea butter to a stand mixer. Beat on high until its a whipped consistency... around 5-6 minutes. It will look like firm whipped cream when its done.
  3. While the shea butter is whipping away, warm your coconut oil until almost melted in a small bowl. Add your sweet almond oil and Frankincense essential oil to the coconut oil. 
  4. Once your shea butter is ready, SLOWLY pour your oil mixture into the bowl of shea butter, while still beating on high. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  5. Once the oil mixture has been incorporated, continue mixing for 3-4 minutes until it looks soft and fluffy. 
  6. Lastly, add your coconut sugar. Stir to combine well. 
  7. Store in a glass container with a tight fitting lid, like THIS
  8. Gently exfoliate your body right before you get out of the shower or bath. Rinse just enough to remove the sugar from your skin. Pat dry. Then quickly follow with your moisturizer. We use THIS

I would love to hear how you like this. Leave me a comment below!!

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