Sugar Scrub

Originally posted November 1, 2016.

Author: Autumn Dern

Sugar scrubs are an affordable way to pamper yourself while cleansing your body. Homemade scrubs will exfoliate, rejuvenate, and smooth your entire body without the worry of additives and chemicals. Here are some recipes for easy sugar scrubs for you to try at home!

For Relaxation:

Vanilla Lavender Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  •         1 cup of white or brown sugar
  •         ¼ cup of oil (olive, almond, coconut)
  •         1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  •         5 drops of lavender essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add more of the vanilla extract or lavender oil to your desired amount of smell. Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.

Application

Rub on body or face with a wooden tongue depressor or with your hands. Rub in circular motions for 3-5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and moisturize right after for smooth, silky skin.

For Awake Skin:

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  •         1 cup of white or brown sugar
  •         ¼ cup of oil (olive, almond, coconut)
  •         1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  •         5 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. You can nix the vanilla extract completely if you don’t want the super sweet smell of vanilla. Add more peppermint oil to achieve desired smell . Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.

Application

Rub on body or face with a wooden tongue depressor or with your hands. Rub in circular motions for 3-5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and moisturize right after for awake skin.

CAUTION: avoid eye area, peppermint oil can burn eyes and cause infection

For Refreshed & Calm Skin:

CocoLime & Cool Cucumber Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  •         1 cup of white or brown sugar
  •         ¼ cup of coconut oil
  •         1 zested lime
  •         5 drops of cucumber essential oil
  •         5 drops of peppermint essential oil

Directions

Combine all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl. Add more of the cucumber oil, peppermint oil, or lime zest to desired smell. If you don’t want one of the ingredients, you can always nix one of the oils. Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.

Application

Rub on body or face with a wooden tongue depressor or with your hands. Rub in circular motions for 3-5 minutes. Leave it on for 2-4 minutes to let the oils sink into the skin. Rinse off with warm water and moisturize right after for refreshed and calm skin.

For A Caffeinated Twist:

Coffee Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  •         1 cup of ground coffee
  •         ¾ cup of brown or white sugar
  •         ½ cup of coconut oil
  •         1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

Directions

Combine all ingredients into a medium-sized bowl. You don’t need to add sugar to this recipe if you don’t want to, but the sugar is used for extra exfoliation. Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.

Application

Rub on body or face with a  wooden tongue depressor or with your hands. Rub in circular motions for 2-4 minutes. You can leave it on for up to 5 minutes after rubbing. Rinse off with warm water and moisturize right after for bright, glowing skin.

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