2 Ways To Use Peppermint Sugar Scrub To Get Refresh Skin
By: Kratika Mon, 01 Mar 2021 5:38 PM
Got an annoying itch? Do you feel like your skin needs a deep clean and refreshment? Does your face and body, especially the upper back, suffer from acne and dryness? Nowadays, everyone is looking for natural methods to treat their skin conditions.
Most women realized that commercial products, no matter how natural they claim to be, still contain chemicals that are difficult to even read. Despite that, these products are neither effective nor efficient. They are expensive, too. Also, most of them lead to skin dryness or redness, as some of the chemicals are harsh on the skin.
Therefore, in this article, we have a recipe you can DIY at home, which is completely made of natural ingredients. It is a peppermint sugar scrub. This scrub will leave you with better clearer skin, that is also refreshed after one use.
Firstly, we will show the benefits of peppermint oil, and how to extract it naturally. Then we will go on to the peppermint sugar scrub recipe, its benefits, how to make it and how to use it.
# DIY Peppermint Oil Extraction
Peppermint oil, from its name, comes from peppermint leaves. Using a kitchen machine shred the peppermint leaves, and then pour the shredded leaves in a jar filled with olive oil. Put the jar, properly sealed, in your cupboard and leave it for one month.
After that, pour the mixture into another jar covered with a coffee filter or a strainer to separate the oil from the leaves. It should be kept in a dark, dry and warm place to preserve it for up to 6 months.
You can also purchase it readily extracted from the store, it should be available at spice shops. Try to look for the highest purity and make sure it doesn’t contain any chemicals, and that it isn’t artificially made. That should be written on the bottle.
# DIY Coconut Oil Extraction
We will also need some coconut oil for this recipe. Bring a coconut, cut it in half and scoop it out into a blender. Take the blended mesh, and pour it into another jar with a coffee filter to separate the coconut mesh from the oil. Put in the fridge for 24 hours, then strain it again to remove any coconut bits remaining. The coconut oil will work on softening the skin even more.
# 2 Ways to Use It
* It can be used as a facial scrub
- Wash your face with warm water to unclog your pores and remove any dirt or makeup.
- Apply the mixture evenly on your face in a circular scrubbing motion to exfoliate it.
- Make sure to avoid the area around the eye. It will sting if it got into your eyes, so be careful.
- Leave the mixture on for 2 minutes, and then wipe it with cold water using damp cotton or a clean cloth.
The refreshment of this mixture will last you the whole day. You can see and feel the difference instantly. Your skin will become clearer. Use the scrub 2 to 3 times a week to ensure its effectiveness.
* The peppermint sugar scrub can also be used as a body scrub
It can clear away dirt and dead skin.
- Before taking a shower, scrub the mixture on your body in a circular motion as well.
- Then wash it off with a warm shower.
It will stimulate the blood flow in the skin, and soften it. It can also reduce muscle pain, so scrub it on your shoulder, arm muscle, hips, knees, and ankles.
And now for that itch, apply the peppermint sugar mixture on the itchy area and scrub it for a minute. Then rinse it off with cold water. It should relieve the itch a little bit.