There are so many amazing things about this time of year. But with all that is magical with the Christmas holiday season also brings along with it the cold, dry winter weather, and if you’re like me, dry skin. Those drops in temperature that leave your skin feeling tight, rough, and itchy, which is where the term winter itch comes from.
Aside from feeling uncomfortable and perhaps being less than desirable, aesthetically speaking, when dry skin becomes severe, making a perfect entryway for germs. Germs that can cause infection in your body, not only in and on your skin but elsewhere as well. The ramification of dry skin isn’t simply skin-deep, my friends. For this reason, dry skin is more than a matter of cosmetics; it’s a matter of health and safety.
And besides, who’s got time to deal with germs and infections during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? So today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite fun and frugal ways to beat winter itch, with a DIY exfoliating scrub.
- 4 tablespoons of ground coffee
- 3 tablespoons of ground oatmeal
- 3 tablespoons of sea salt
- 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 10 drops of Lavender Oil
- 10 drops of Peppermint Oil
- 10 drops of Orange Oil
- 10 drops of Cinnamon Oil
- Grind your oatmeal using a food processor or mortar and pestle.
- Add all ingredients to a resealable jar.
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- Use one tablespoon of scrub, twice weekly during the colder months of the year.
- Always scrub your face in small, clockwise circular motions, avoiding over scrubbing.
- Be sure to scrub your decollete, working in small upward strokes.
- Rinse off the scrub with warm water and pat dry
- Follow this by moisturizing your face. I recommend 1/2 teaspoon of organic coconut oil.
So that’s it, folks. Super simple, right? Also, consider giving a jar of this scrub to others as a gift for the holiday season. As this jar, dressed with bakers twine, a gift tag, and a fresh sprig of winter greenery, would make an excellent holiday gift for most everyone on your list.
I encourage you all to take time for yourselves this coming week try and make this scrub for yourself, as part of a self-care holiday routine at home! Now, friends, I have to ask, do you have a favorite winter scrub recipe that you make at home if so I’d love to hear about it below!