DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for Smoother Skin, Only 4 Ingredients Needed
Who doesn’t want smoother, softer skin? Rather than spending money on a sugar scrub from the store, did you know that you can easily make one at home? The great thing about this recipe is you might already have the ingredients without running to the store. Follow our simple DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe for smoother skin.
Why Sugar Scrubs Rock
Okay, is it just me, or does it seem that the closer it gets to the fall, the more bumps I notice on my hips and thighs? These little bumps are the result of little hairs that are trapped under the skin. The remedy for these annoying little bumps is exfoliation. Sugar scrubs not only help exfoliate but also give the skin some needed moisturizing at the same time.
What is Exfoliation
Exfoliation is removing dead skin cells from the top layer of skin. There are many exfoliation options out there, including ones that contain harsh chemicals. However, our scrub recipe helps to reveal smoother skin and can easily be customized to be exactly what you want. In addition, exfoliation allows for glowing skin.
The Best Sugar Scrub Ingredients
Who knew that most of the ingredients needed to make a fantastic scrub are probably in their pantry right now? Let’s break down the four ingredients necessary to complete your homemade sugar scrub.
Sugar- You probably already knew that this one was coming! Sugar is one of the stars in making this fantastic scrub. Cane sugar or brown sugar is perfect for exfoliating your skin.
Oil- Coconut Oil is highly nourishing to the skin and will not clog pores like other oil options available. Coconut oil also becomes solid at room temperature giving this scrub the ideal texture. Although refined or unrefined coconut oil can be used, we recommend unrefined as it is better for the skin.
Essential Oils- Whether it be lavender, eucalyptus, or some other aroma, essential oils help to make your sugar scrub fit your unique taste.
Vitamin E – Adding a little vitamin E helps with the moisturizing power of your scrub. Also, this vitamin helps to reduce inflammation of the skin.
Can You Add Color to Your Scrub
We recommend avoiding artificial dyes and colors as they can cause skin irritation. However, if you still want a little color for your scrub, try to use natural sources. For example, a little zest from an orange, lemon, grapefruit, or lime can give your pure white sugar scrub a tinge of color. Just remember that adding zest will decrease the shelf-life of your scrub. Using brown sugar instead of cane sugar will give your scrub a caramel color.
How to Use Sugar Scrub
Simply add a small handful of scrub to your hands and begin applying gently in a circular motion. After 20-30 seconds of application, rinse with lukewarm water. Remember that the sugar will do the exfoliating for you, so there is no need to rub hard as it can irritate the skin.
Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe
|You won’t regret the ten minutes this easy recipe takes to make!|
½ cup Unrefined Coconut Oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E
¼ cup Cane or Brown Sugar
3-4 Drops of Essential Oil of Your Choice
Add coconut oil and vitamin E to a glass mixing bowl. Then give a slight stir to the liquid ingredients.
Add cane or brown sugar to the oil mixture. Stirring several times until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Start by adding 1-2 drops of your desired essential oil until you have reached your preferred aroma.
Store sugar scrub in an airtight container for up to two months at room temperature.
Let us know if you have any questions or how this homemade sugar scrub went for you. For more great tips, check out Rita’s blog. Ready to jump into the world of clean skincare? Check out MintPear’s Clean skincare products.