Homemade Sugar Exfoliating Scrub is one of the sugar scrubs that are easy to make, cost pennies per batch and leaves you feeling soft and silky. All these benefits while revealing younger looking glowing skin.
You might wonder at using sugar because after all, isn't sugar bad for you? It is bad for your gut and digestive system but sugar is actually very good for your skin.
So, now is the time to indulge in a spa treatment at home! This is a perfect DIY sugar scrub recipe if you are just getting started and even if you are a seasoned sugar scrub maker!
Sugar Scrub Benefits
A sugar scrub is naturally exfoliating thanks to the sugar in a homemade sugar scrub recipe. Let's look at some sugar scrub benefits.
Each ingredient used in a homemade sugar scrub recipe has benefits.
- Sugar - Sugar is a good natural source of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is in many skin care products but is found naturally in sugar. It is a safe exfoliant and penetrates the skin cells leaving you looking fresh and rejuvenated. (1)
- Carrier Oil - There are several choices that make a good carrier oil for sugar scrubs. Among them are coconut, jojoba, sweet almond, grape seed oil and olive oil. The oils are used not only for moisturizing but also for cleansing.
- Essential Oils - While optional, you will find using essential oils to be aromatherapy at its best. Plus, each essential oil has certain characteristic benefits that will add to your sugar scrub experience.
How to Use Sugar Scrub
Using a homemade sugar scrub recipe is super easy and this Homemade Sugar Exfoliating Scrub is no different. In a matter of a few minutes, you can exfoliate, cleaning off the dead skin, and reveal younger looking, silky soft skin.
- Dip out the Homemade Sugar Exfoliating Scrub with either a clean finger, spoon or spatula.
- Using a circular motion, rub on skin for about 60 seconds.
- Continue on the remainder of your body.
- Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Using Sugar Scrubs in the Shower
I use my sugar scrubs in the shower most of the time. Be careful if using an exfoliating scrub or any sugar scrub on your feet as it can make them slippery.
I normally store my homemade sugar scrubs in glass jars and it is important to know that the glass can become slippery so be careful.
Which are the Best Essential Oils for Sugar Scrubs
When choosing the best essential oils for sugar scrubs, always look for the highest quality oils.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and what you put on your skin can get into your bloodstream faster than the food you eat!
So, do your homework and choose your essential oils carefully - don't skimp.
Personally, for myself and for my family, I use doTerra essential oils and am confident of their quality. I use them for all my DIY projects and diffusing.
Adding Essential Oils to Sugar Scrubs
When adding essential oils, remember, they are concentrated so it will only take a few drops. For the following combinations, I would begin with 2 - 4 drops each and increase as desired.
Combinations to try:
- Lemon, Lavender - an unusual but refreshing combination
- Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit for a citrus explosion
- Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon (or Cassia) warms you for a fall or holiday spa treatment
- Orange, Peppermint for more uplifting and energizing
- Cedarwood, Lavender for a more earthy fragrance
- Frankincense, Myrrh give a more manly scent
Storing Homemade Sugar Scrubs
Homemade Sugar Exfoliating Scrub, like other homemade sugar scrubs should be stored in an airtight container. I prefer glass but you can also use plastic.
Homemade Sugar Exfoliating Scrub Makes Great Gifts!
Put into cute glass jars, sugar scrub makes great gifts that people love to receive.
One way to make them more special is to add them to a gift basket which includes spa products and other DIY beauty products like:
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
Homemade Sugar Exfoliating Scrub
- 1 c. brown sugar
- ½ c. white sugar
- ½ c.olive oil (coconut oil, almond or grape seed may be used)
- 4 - 8 drops Essential oil (lavender, wild orange, peppermint) or oil blend of choice - see above for combination suggestions
- Mix all ingredients together well.
- Spoon into airtight container and close lid.
- Scoop out a small amount of the Homemade Sugar Exfoliating Scrub with a spatula or spoon.
- Apply to your skin using a circular motion.
- Massage for 30 - 60 seconds.
Have You Ever Made Your Own Homemade Sugar Scrub? If so, What is Your Favorite "Flavor"?
Not a DIY'er or Into 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.