Scrubbing your skin is important in order to remove the dead skin cells. It not only cleans the skins it also helps in opening up the clogged pores and keeps the skin healthy and rejuvenated. The easiest way of making a sugar scrub is simply mixing oil with sugar. But you can add some herbs and make it more effective .One such herb which can be used extensively for the skin in Calendula. As we all know calendula is an excellent herb for the skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a very good anti-microbial agent and has astringent properties. Therefore it is a very good herb for skin care and keeps the skin healthy. Mentioned below is the method of preparing homemade sugar scrub with Calendula.
Method To Prepare Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Calendula And Sugar Face Scrub
Coconut oil and almond oil help in moisturizing the skin. Coconut oil in addition has anti microbial properties and almond oil is known to nourish the skin with its rich ingredients. Sugar will act as the exfoliating agent in the scrub. Its grainy nature will help in exfoliating the skin.
One cup of petals of calendula flowers, half cup of sweet almond oil, one third cup of coconut oil, 2 cups of white sugar.
Take almond oil and coconut oil in two separate bowls. Add half cup of calendula flowers to the almond oil and the other half to the coconut oil. Keep both the bowls on a double boiler (a huge vessel containing hot water) and heat the oils so that the herb gets infused into it. One more method of preparing the infused oil is to warm the oils on a double boiler and then pour the oil on the calendula petals and let it stand overnight. Now you can either strain the oil or leave the herbs as it is in the oil. Mix the coconut infused oil and almond infused oil. To it add the sugar and mix well .Your homemade sugar scrub with calendula is ready. If you want you can add a few drops of essential oils like lavender essential oil to give it a nice fragrance and a rich feel.
Exfoliate your skin everyday with this homemade sugar scrub with calendula. Your skin will definitely benefit from the goodness of this lovely sugar scrub.