This recipe is the creation of Talia Chai, registered holistic nutritionist and clean foods chef. For more dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipes, check out Talia’s cookbook, Clean Eating here. Warning – recipes are designed to make you feel extra fabulous, bursting with energy and give you super glowing skin!
Using body scrubs is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences. There are tons of great natural options out there now but it’s also really easy to make your own with just 3 ingredients!
I love adding lavender to this scrub because lavender is known to have relaxing aromatherapy benefits.  It can be helpful to calm anxiety, promote sleep and reduce headaches. I particularly think this is a great scrub to use in the bath right before bed. Stand up in your bathtub and massage into dry skin. Then soak! The lavender and coconut oil will infuse in your bath water which will help to moisturize your skin and relax you even further. 
If you don’t have lavender flowers, a couple of drops of lavender essential oil will work too.
Lavender Sugar Body Scrub for Relaxation
Yield: Makes enough for 3 baths/showers
1 ½ Tablespoons dried lavender flowers, ground into small piece
½ cup cane sugar
1 ½ Tablespoons raw coconut oil
Grind lavender flowers with a nut/seed grinder into small pieces.
Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix with fork until fully combined.
Scrub texture will be like a wet sand.
Massage into dry skin and rinse off in the shower or bath.
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