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DIY Coconut Butter Body Scrub with Essentail Oils

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Two years ago (nearly to the day), my neighbor passed away from melanoma. Her passing has forever changed my stance on sun care. Greg's dad is an oncologist - and even his warnings against sun didn't cause me to change my sun-loving ways. It wasn't until Elisa passed away from cancer that I decided that sunscreen wasn't ever an option again. 

An easy after-sun DIY scrub with coconut butter & essential oils | boxwoodavenue.com

This year I have gotten two bad sunburns. Yikes - I am generally vigilant against the sun, but have allowed myself to burn. Sort of like eating a cupcake, I need to accept the mistake and move on, but the ramifications of my burns haven't yet faded away. My skin is dry, and peeling, and it's not a cute look. 

Earlier this year, Danika of Oak & Ashland mentored me in the scrub department, and this recipe is a very loose variation of her perfected recipe mixed with my tried and true Lavender Scrub.

I love using this easy scrub in the shower to slough away dead skin, and to remove last week's spray tan. I am an avid user of spray tan - if I can't have a cupcake, I might as well indulge in Stevia (to me - spray tan is sunshine as stevia is to sugar).  

My closest next-door neighbor (who lives 10 miles down the road) came over with a few  friends, and we spent the afternoon making a giant batch of this scrub. The house smelled amazing, but more so, it sounded amazing. The combined laughter of all of us coming together was invigorating. 

An easy after-sun DIY scrub with coconut butter & essential oils | boxwoodavenue.com
An easy after-sun DIY scrub with coconut butter & essential oils | boxwoodavenue.com

You can pick up the full recipe over on Darling's blog - where I contribute to monthly. As always, thank you so much for being here, I continue to be humbled by your support of my site, please know it doesn't go unnoticed. 


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