Is it really Friday already? All this week I kept thinking, summer can’t be almost over! But school has started, the days are getting shorter. This week, for me, was about celebrating the last of summer before the hustle and bustle of back to school takes over. I’m not ready to see it go! So we made coconut cooling lotion, a pina colada smoothie and this paradise mango scrub to squeeze in one last trip to the beach (even if you’re at home) before fall arrives.
And one of my favorite escapes on crazy days? The shower! Whip up this easy, yummy scrub and make a little oasis in your bathroom (locking the door is recommended otherwise if you frequently have shower visitors like I do).
Paradise mango body scrub
Combine 1/2 cup raw sugar with a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil (heat in the microwave if it’s solid). Add a 1/4 cup chopped raw mango and a 3-4 drops of orange essential oil. Then mash everything together. Add more sugar or oil until you get a thick, goopy consistency that’s not too runny. Hop in the shower and use your hands to apply. Scrubbing in a circular motion, start at your feet and work your way up.