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Monday, January 13, 2014

DIY Orange Cream Dream Body Polish

Orange Cream Body Polish- www.thecreativeconfectionista.comBack in October 2013, I tried my hand at homemade sugar scrub.  I was really motivated to make my own because it would be economical, use natural ingredients but let's be real, it saved me a trip to the mall.  I LOVED the results!  My skin was smooth and moisturized for a fraction of the cost, not to mention my homemade sugar scrub smelled good enough to eat!  The cool part is it's actually safe to eat it because I made it using ingredients in my kitchen.  No crazy sounding chemicals here!


While I really liked how the coconut oil moisturized my skin, the coarse raw sugar in the Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub recipe was too harsh to use every day.  With winter in full swing, I needed to be moisturizing every day, especially after reading a dermatology article on MSN.com that moisturization should occur within 3 minutes of exiting the shower to lock in the most moisture.  (What Dermatologists Don't Want You to Know)  Another issue I had with the Pumpkin Spice Sugar scrub was that when it got cold in the house, the coconut oil in the scrub would solidify.  This wasn't a huge problem because I could place the jar on the shower floor and let the hot water warm it up before I used it but it wasn't ideal.

All this to say, I decided to try making a whipped, moisturizing body polish for every day use.  Using granulated sugar instead of the raw sugar made this scrub much less harsh and whipping the coconut oils made a delightfully creamy texture that didn't solidify when my bathroom got cold.   Oh yeah, and I made it to smell like a creamsicle.  You can thank me later.


Orange Cream Body Polish- www.thecreativeconfectionista.com




















I knew this would smell really good but I didn't realize it would smell like sunshine and a vacation in a jar!  The new consistency of the polish/scrub has been working great for me.  I use it daily and my skin has never been smoother and more hydrated... especially in winter!

Orange Cream Body Polish- www.thecreativeconfectionista.com

So long winter skin!
Orange Cream Body Polish- www.thecreativeconfectionista.com

Hello Creamsicle scented summer skin!  (ok, minus the tan.)

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. I love this recipe! I am curious is there a difference in the type of coconut oil used for the first two ingredients?

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  2. Hi Barb- yes, there is a difference. The regular coconut oil is unscented while the virgin coconut oil smells just like a coconut. There is a cost difference as well. In my area, virgin coconut oil is nearly 3x the price of regular coconut oil which is why I use the virgin coconut oil sparingly in this recipe. Both oils have the same benefit for your skin. Hope this helps. :)

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