Because sugar is not a friend of our intestines, it is certainly a good friend of our skin. I am certain you’ve all seen the expensive sugar scrubs in your local department store or maybe in the spa and never even thought about buying one because to high price.
Well, here is a little secret. Making the sugar scrub at home is very simple and easy and most importantly inexpensive. Another interesting fact about sugar scrubs is that there are many variations of this recipe, so you can have your fun and experiment freely.
The beauty of sugar scrub
Living our busy lives, we tend to ignore how necessary self-care is and forget that our skin needs TLC to keep fresh and healthy. When you start to use natural beauty products and cosmetics, you may need to “get it out” some of the standard commercial cosmetics. But don’t worry, natural skin care can be more effective and supportive. Here are few useful tips for your everyday schedule.:
- Dry brush before getting in the shower
- Use a sugar scrub to exfoliate and moisturize while in the shower
- When you’ve finished showering, apply a natural lotion
- Oil cleanse your face once or twice a week
- Finally, use a nourishing face serum
For some dividing your budget for cosmetics may be e problem. I, myself find it best to buy one or two high- quality commercial products and the rest I make on my own. This is a system I’ve developed not long ago, and I encourage everyone to try it.
Another great side of this product is that it makes the perfect gift. Everyone fancies the refreshing feel sugar scrubs give. Just store it in a jar and wrap a ribbon around it or decorate it in any way you wish, be creative with it and there you have it the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Christmas or other occasions.
Sugar scrub recipe
This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make, and like we said before, there are a number of versions that are worth trying out.
Sugar scrub ingredients
- 1 small wide-mouth glass mason jar
- ½ cup oil (coconut and olive oil are great choices)
- Essentials oils (free choice)
- 1 cup of granulated sugar (You can use brown or white)
- Combine the ingredients in an airtight container as a mason jar
- Use 1 table spoon while in the shower. Scrub your skin with the mixture then rinse well and say goodbye to dry skin because this scrub will leave your skin feeling like silk.
Sugar scrub variations
Each of the ingredients you need for these variations can be easily found in your local market. Experiment with the recipe and find which soothes you the most.
- Homemade foot scrub with magnesium
This scrub will help you heal those exhausted feet that have spent most of the day trapped in uncomfortable shoes. Treat yourself to this therapeutic pedicure, you deserve it.
- Gentle lavender face scrub
For this recipe you will need: ½ almond oil, 1 cup white sugar, ½ tsp vitamin E oil, ½ tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil.
- Lemon sugar scrub
This scrub is great for hands that have been exposed to detergent for longer periods of time. You’ll need ½ cup olive oil, ½ tsp vitamin E oil, 1 cup white sugar and 15 to 20 drops of lemon or orange essential oil.
- Sugar cookie lip scrub
This lip scrub is even better than lip balm itself because it moisturizes and exfoliates quickly and efficiently.
- Vanilla brown sugar scrub
All you’ll need is ½ cup almond oil, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp real vanilla extract and ½ tsp vitamin E oil.
- Pumpkin pie scrub
This recipe is made of 1 cup of brown sugar, ½ tsp vitamin E oil, ½ cup coconut oil and ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice or just ½ tsp cinnamon.
- Himalayan salt scrub
Salt dissolves slower than sugar which makes it perfect for heavy-duty exfoliation. However, if you have sensitive skin, you should stick to sugar- based recipes.
How to store
Be careful when using the scrub and make sure no extra water gets in the container because if it does the scrub will not last long. Its shelf-life is two months or more.
Another warning! These scrubs may smell nice and are tempting to eat but you shouldn’t because as we’ve said earlier sugar is an enemy to your intestines.