Guest contributor: The Chefanies This one goes out to all our strawberry spa lovahs! Spa Week begins Monday and we can hardly contain our excitement. This week we cooked up a treatment you can do at home while you wait for that spa rub down. This strawberry sugar scrub is super easy to make – it only has three ingredients and it will leave your skin silky soft and moisturized. We have a weakness for trying out new beauty products and this was my first time making an at home beauty treatment, but it will definitely not be my last. Strawberries are just coming into season and this scrub takes full advatange of their benefits to the skin. Strawberries contain alpha hydroxy acid, salycilic acid, and tons of vitamin c which are all good for the skin. Salycilic acid and alpha hydroxy acid help rid the skin of dead skin cells, make your pores smaller, and your skin brighter and more lustrous. Strawberries also contains a lot of vitamin C which slows the rate of free radical damage, boosts collagen production and also brightens the skin. Make sure to pick organic strawberries so you don’t have harmful chemical pesticides causing irritation to your skin. We used sugar in this scrub because it’s not as abrasive and drying as salt, and it won’t hurt any cuts or scrapes you might have. The skin feels smooth and silky after the scrub and we didn’t have to use lotion because the coconut oil was so moisturizing. It’s a good oil to use on your skin because it doesn’t make your skin feel greasy, and it smells great. And as a bonus you get to enjoy some fresh strawberries. Strawberry Sugar Scrub with Coconut Oil Ingredients 1-2 large, ripe strawberries 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup coconut oil, heated slightly so it’s liquid Combine sugar and cocount oil until it is blended, but not quite a paste. Add strawberry and mash with a fork to combine with the sugar and oil mixture until it forms a smooth paste. The strawberry doesn’t have to be completely mashed up. Rub the scrub into your skin in a circular motion to exfoliate in the shower, concentrating on areas with dry or rough patches like elbows, knees, and feet. Leave it on for a few minutes so the strawberry can exfoliate and the coconut oil can moisturize. Rinse and apply lotion if needed. You can store it in the fridge if you don’t use it all. Enjoy! The Chefanies is the blog of 2 Stephanies cooking up a healthy storm using fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients. We focus on everyday cooking that is impressive enough for entertaining and hearty enough to enjoy solo. Go to thechefanies.com for more! Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.