Gentle Lavender Body Polish (Plus 7 More Lavender Recipes)

Lavender buds, brown sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils combine to make this simple body polish. Enjoy the lovely scent while you gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin!

Gentle enough for use all over, this lavender body polish gently exfoliates & moisturizes with a lovely lavender scent.

Do you ever feel like your skin can use a little TLC? Sometimes, especially by the end of winter, I feel like my skin is a tad dryer and rougher than I’d like it to be.

Scrubs are a great way to solve this problem. Exfoliants combine with oils or butters to form something that both removes the rough skin and moisturizes the newer skin that’s revealed.

Depending on the exfoliant, some scrubs are too rough to be used over the whole body. Salts, nut shell pieces, and coffee grounds can be a bit too coarse for all over use. Brown sugar, on the other hand, is very gentle!

Of course, if I’m going to make a gentle body scrub, I’m going to add a gentle herb, too. Lavender is the most obvious choice, and it’s lovely scent just adds to the experience.

This lavender body polish is just what I need for all over smooth skin. It doesn’t leave my skin red and irritated, but smooth and soft instead. Each ingredient adds its fragrances, resulting in a mild and relaxing scent. Best of all, it’s a cinch to make!

Gentle enough for use all over, this lavender body polish gently exfoliates & moisturizes with a lovely lavender scent.

Gentle Lavender Body Polish

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground lavender*
  • 1/2 cup virgin or unrefined coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops red mandarin essential oil (optional)

*I prefer to buy my herbs whole and grind what I need in a spice or coffee grinder at home.

You can also find them on Amazon.

For essential oils, Florihana is my top pick, but I like the oils from Mountain Rose Herbs, as well.

Instructions

  1. Stir all of the ingredients until thoroughly combine. Transfer to a glass jar.
  2. To use, scoop out quarter-sized amounts of body polish at a time and gently scrub over the skin. Rinse off with warm water and gently pat the skin to dry.

It’s important to remember that if you use this body polish in the shower (which is most convenient), the shower surface can become very slippery. Be careful getting out when you are finished!

If you happen to be out of lavender and want to try another herb in this scrub, both calendula and chamomile would make excellent substitutions. You could also try a combination of two, or all three!

Gentle enough for use all over, this lavender body polish gently exfoliates & moisturizes with a lovely lavender scent.

7 More Lavender Recipes

For more lavender projects to enjoy, you can try one of these recipes.

Gentle enough for use all over, this lavender body polish gently exfoliates & moisturizes with a lovely lavender scent.

Do you ever make homemade body scrubs?

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