Store bought sugar scrubs can be expensive and may contain chemicals that are not good for you. You can easily make your own luxurious body scrub with just the ingredients you want for much cheaper. You can use sugar scrub on your legs, feet, elbows, or wherever your skin is especially dry.
Customize this recipe to your liking. Homemade sugar scrub also makes a great gift if you’re willing to part with it once you’ve prepared it. The scrub will be safe to use for at least two months, if not longer.
Use 2 parts sugar (regular white or brown sugar work great) to 1 part oil (almond, olive and coconut are great), add 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil (or the gel from a few capsules), add other optional ingredients, and mix well.
Sound simple? It is!
- Pumpkin Pie Scrub: 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil and 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spices (or just 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
- Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup almond oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil and 1 tsp real vanilla extract
- Lemon Hand Scrub (for after washing dishes): 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil, 15-20 drops (or more) of lemon or orange essential oil
- Vanilla Lavender Relaxing Facial Scrub: 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup almond oil, 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil, 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil
Source: Wellness Mama
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