DIY: Warm Winter Exfoliant

In my last post, I mentioned that I will share  one of my go to winter exfoliants.  I actually have several because I love  to make them; but I chose this one because its easy to make and one of my favorites.

This month, like every winter, there is much chatter online about  winter beauty regimes.  If you live in a  constant warm climate you are one of the lucky ones! the rest of us have to  deal with changing  our beauty regime between hot to cold months. this facial exfoliant contains coconut oil, which is light enough to not clog your pores, while being heavy enough to moisturize through winter.

All you need to make this is 2 aspirin pills, and a heaping tablespoon of  coconut oil.  Aspirin is an ideal at-home exfoliant because the main ingredient is salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is used for both cosmetic as well as medicinal uses. In the cosmetic realm, salicylic acid is  works by coaxing the epidermis to shed skin cells properly, it is also used to treat blemishes and acne. Coconut oil is loaded with Vitamin E and fatty acids and is an amazing moisturizer for cracked winter skin. This makes Coconut oil very ideal for a warm winter  massage!


Crush your aspirin either between  a napkin  and  smashing with a rolling-pin, or in  a mortar and pestle. Once  the aspirin is a fine powder, stir in  your coconut oil and put the mixture over a double burner to warm it. (Some of the aspirin will dissolve while mixing)

Let the mixture cool until it is WARM TO THE TOUCH, remember you are going to massage this into your skin, so you do not want it to be too hot. You can test a sample on your wrist to  make sure it is a comfortable temperature.

Then, massage into your face over the sink for one minute. Rinse face with warm water, and with a damp cloth remove excess  oil.

Face with mixture massaged in

Drink a tall glass of water to hydrate your skin from the inside and that’s it!

Bold. Fearless. Beauty
~Audacious Cosmetics

About Aletha @ Audacious Cosmetics

Chemical Engineer by day, Cosmetic Chemist by night I love my life!
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