Body Scrub without Oil, is just what you are looking for if you want a sugar scrub made without oil! Sugar scrubs are easy to make, are great to give as gifts and won't break your budget!
If you are looking for younger looking, glowing skin, using scrubs to exfoliate that are full of chemicals you can't pronounce, artificial and unnecessary ingredients isn't gonna cut it!
Enter Body Scrub without Oil.
A non oil based sugar scrub makes it a non-oily sugar scrub recipe. While it is perfect for any type skin, those with acne prone or oily skin will especially feel the benefits.
There are not many DIY body scrub without oil recipes so, I hope you enjoy this one!
Why Are Oils Commonly Used in Homemade Body Scrubs?
Oils are used in homemade sugar scrubs because they help soften the skin, as well as, bind the other ingredients together.
This can be done also by ditching the oil and using honey or aloe vera gel.
When using a body scrub with honey, please note that it will tend to be sticky. But, it is worth it - see the reasons to use honey below for the benefits.
If the stickiness of honey bothers you, choose aloe vera instead.
Why Use Honey in a Body Scrub Without Oil?
Honey is wonderful for your skin. It gently cleanses yet does not strip or dry out your skin. Plus, it is good for all skin types and leaves your skin smooth, moisturized and silky soft!
When using raw honey, it has natural antibacterial properties which makes it great for acne prone skin.
Honey is also full of antioxidants so it may help slow signs of aging while nourishing and protecting your skin.
According to OutdoorSelfReliance,
Bees use an enzyme known as glucose oxidase to make honey. Glucose oxidase breaks glucose (sugar) down into hydrogen peroxide, making it a great anti-septic used to fight germs. The amount of hydrogen peroxide is limited, occurring where the moisture contacts the honey, creating a fine oxidizing layer which literally “rusts” the germs to death…along with dehydrating them.
Honey’s slight acidic Ph (between 3.5 and 4) discourages the growth of bacteria.
Honey is hygroscopic (draws moisture from its surroundings) in nature. Bacteria that come into contact with honey lose their moisture content, through osmosis, to the surrounding honey and die.
Why Use Aloe Vera Gel in Body Scrub?
Aloe vera gel contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can also help treat acne and dry skin.
The enzymes in aloe vera gel is a gentle exfoliate to the skin so, combined with the sugar in the body scrub, you get a slightly deeper yet soothing exfoliation.
Many think that applying aloe vera gel to your skin will help reverse wrinkles and other signs of aging.
While it doesn’t reverse your skin from aging , it can help prevent you from getting deeper lines and wrinkles. (1)
How Long Will This DIY Body Scrub Last?
Because of the sugar content, it along with most other homemade sugar scrubs will last for at least a year. To be honest, I use mine up well before that.
Honey and sugar both have antibacterial properties meaning your sugar scrub will last for a long time!
If other additions are made like fresh or dried herbs, citrus rind, fruit or vegetable puree, the shelf life will be shortened.
Storing Body Scrub Without Oil
My Body Scrub Without Oil recipe, like other sugar scrubs, should be stored in airtight containers. I prefer glass jars and while there are many cute ones available, mason jars make great storage containers.
Here are a two that I use and are available online:
- 4 oz jelly jars
- 8 oz mason jars
Another great source of cute jars are Hobby Lobby and they are often on sale for 50% off. If not on sale, use the ever available 40% off coupon.
Thrift stores are another place to shop for jars. Just be sure they are airtight!
Body Scrub Without Oil for Gifts!
People love being treated special with homemade sugar scrubs. This non-oily sugar scrub recipe is a special treat!
To use for gifts: Make the sugar scrub recipe, place in jar and add a ribbon or bow and voila - you have a beautiful gift.
Don't forget gift tags to add that special touch to your gift!
- All Occasion Printable Gift Tags
- Printable Gift Tags – Inspirational
- Free Christmas Gift Tags to Color
Body Scrub Without Oil
- ½ c. honey
- 1 c sugar
- 1c. aloe vera gel
- 1 c. sugar
- essential oils - For an invigorating body scrub: 5 drops peppermint and/or orange. For a soothing and relaxing body scrub: 6 - 8 drops lavender.
- fresh or dried herbs
- Mix ingredients together well in a small bowl.
- Spoon into an airtight container.
- Apply a small amount to skin and rub in a circular motion for about 60 seconds.
- Repeat for remaining areas of body.
- Rinse with warm water using a facecloth to remove any remaining Body Scrub Without Oil.
Have You Tried This Body Scrub Without Oil recipe - leave a comment and let me know!
Not Into DIY or Making Your Own Sugar Scrub?
Don't worry if you are not really into making your own DIY products because there is still a safe skincare and cosmetic option for you.
It is important to remember that just because products say "organic" does not mean they are safe.
Many have unnecessary ingredients, chemicals that are harmful and even hide behind the word "fragrance" so they can add unhealthy ingredients.
Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, and what is put on your skin can get into your blood stream quicker than the food you eat, "safe" is a keyword in skincare and cosmetics!
It is very important to use only safe, non-toxic, chemical free products on your skin. This Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass from Beautycounter is wonderful AND it contains only food-for-you ingredients. It is gently enough for your face too!
The Nourishing Cream Exfoliator by Beautycounter is another affective product to remove dead skin cells leaving you looking more youthful.
Using jojoba beads, it gently exfoliates and removing dry, dull skin leaving behind a brighter, more youthful looking skin. It also contains organic coconut oil and aloe to soothe and hydrate your complexion.
The Body Butter in Citrus Momosa from Beautycounter is another must-have for those with dry skin. It contains shea butter and mongongo oil to hydrate and nourish, plus organic sunflower oil, aloe, and chamomile to soothe and smooth. This Body Butter is thick, rich and melts into skin being absorbed without leaving you feeling greasy.