Activated charcoal is a popular ingredient in body products these days, for good reason… any folks believe it is a great way to detoxify internally as well as on your skin. Combine the detoxifying benefits with an exfoliating scrub and you have a powerhouse in a simple DIY beauty treatment that is just as nice to keep as it is to gift for the holidays. You will love this Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub. Also, if you are a looking for a gift for the man in your life that gives them a little indulgence but maintains their manly mystique, this is it. And of course ladies, you will love this DIY Mint Charcoal Body Scrub too. Refreshing mint wakes you up, coconut oil moisturizes and heals dry skin, while the charcoal helps to draw out toxins in your body! It’s truly a great scrub for men or women! This scrub is not just a great treat for your own skin, but looks so pretty in a jar that it makes a great gift for the holidays.
This post is part of our 2017 Handmade Christmas gifts series! Be sure to check out the rest of the gifts here: 2017 Handmade Christmas Gifts.
Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub
1 T. activated charcoal
2 T. coconut oil
1 cup sea salt
10-15 drops peppermint essential oil.
Directions for Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub:
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Continue stirring until everything is well combined. If you like a looser scrub you can add additional coconut oil.
Add essential oil to your desired scent strength.
Transfer to a glass jar with a secure fitting lid and store out of the direct spray of water.
To use the scrub you just scoop out a generous amount with your fingers and rub over damp skin, if you can let it sit on your skin out of the way of the water spray even better for absorbing moisture and expelling toxins. Rinse away then pat skin gently dry.
*It is always a good idea to test new products out on a small area of skin first, while these are natural ingredients, you may still be sensitive to them.
And there you have it, Easy Homemade Mint Charcoal Body Scrub! If you loved this simple Body Scrub, be sure to check out other great DIY Handmade Gift ideas in our 12 More Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2016 series; our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!