Sugar is a natural humectant and as such retains moisture and keeps the skin hydrated. Because it melts when mixed with water, it is ideal for delicate and sensitive skin. Sugar is also known to be a pure, natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead, flaky skin and help support cell turnover. When combined with nourishing oils, sugar scrubs can be used before or during bathing for a thorough exfoliating treatment that leaves skin smooth, soft and supple. When skin is exfoliated it helps your skin care product work more effectively due to the pores being unclogged.
Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and moisturizing.
Peppermint oil is a versatile essential oil. It is on of the most popular essential oils. It can be used aromatically, topically and internally. Some of it’s uses are to relieve muscle and joint pain, alleviate headaches and inhibit itching. It’s also used to boost energy levels and improve both skin and hair health. It has significant antimicrobial, antiviral activities as well as a strong antioxidant and has calming, softening, toning and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin when it’s used topically.