Every morning I drink a cup of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice and grated ginger. It’s an amazing energizer that stimulates digestion, boosts our immune system and alkalizes the body.
Lemons are also great for external use for both skin and hair.
They are a rich source of vitamin C, an important antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and can slow down premature aging.
Lemons have strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, support collagen production, help clear up skin and reduce excess oil.
This makes them especially suitable for oily and acne skin.
Lemons can also be used to help lighten age spots and dark spots.
Keep in mind that using lemon on your skin can make it more sensitive to UV rays.
A great way to use lemon is in scrubs.
Scrubbing or exfoliating your skin is essential as it helps remove old skin so that the healthy skin underneath can appear.
It also improves blood circulation, unclogs pores, helps remove toxins and bacteria, balances the skin’s oil production plus any skincare product that you use afterwards will be better absorbed by your skin.
This lemon coconut sugar face scrub is especially made for the more gentle skin of your face.
Instead of using regular sugar for body scrubs, it’s made with coconut sugar which has a finer texture.
Coconut sugar is also the most nutritious of all sugars; it contains trace minerals, vitamins and amino acids.
Coconut oil offers a lot of health benefits for the skin. It moisturizes it, protects it, helps with tissue repair, has strong anti-microbial properties and more.
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
1 cup coconut sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
Use coconut oil in a soft, creamy consistency. It shouldn’t be liquid.
If your coconut oil is hard and you need to soften it, it’s best to do it au bain marie in a bowl placed in a pan with shimmering water with the heat off. (you don’t want to fully melt it, just soften it a bit)
Mix the coconut oil with the coconut sugar and the freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Gently massage it into your skin with circular movements. Avoid the areas around your eyes.
Rinse well afterwards.
This amount will last you for a few times. You can just store the scrub in a small glass jar or other sealed container.