Well, it’s that time of year again when my skin starts cracking and drying. For someone who is a compulsive hand washer, this is even more the case. For Christmas last year, my sister gave me a homemade jar of sugar scrub and I just only recently used it all. I wanted more, but didn’t want to buy it, so I looked online for ideas on how to make it. I found a few recipes and varied upon them according to the ingredients that I have.
For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
1 cup of sugar (regular while sugar will do fine, or brown sugar if you prefer a finer granulate)
1/2 cup of some kind of oil (I chose coconut oil because it’s the best oil I have. I also recommend grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil. All three of these oils are good for the skin. You can try vegetable oil, but I’m not promising anything)
Essential oil of your choice (This is optional. I used peppermint oil because I find it to be really calming).
You will obviously not need to do this for other types of oil.
Now for the easy part! Just pour the sugar into a bowl and then pour the oil on top of that. Mix it until the sugar is moistened (yes I hate this word). Finally, add the essential oil if applicable (I used about 5 drops).
Mix well and pour it into a jar 🙂
It’s really that easy to make! To use it, go to a sink or you can use it in the tub, scoop it out with a spoon, apply it with your hands where you wish, and scrub away. Wash off well with lukewarm water.
This was so easy to make and I just used it and my hands and arms are silky smooth.
DIY spa for just pennies 🙂
Have fun and thanks for reading!