Today I have 4 DIY Sugar Scrub recipes for you, following yesterday’s post Why Sugar Scrubs are so amazing. It is simple to do; there is no need to spend the big bucks for one! These also make perfect DIY gifts!
[infobox style=”alert-info”] The reason it is recommended to use regular household sugar is, because the granules are so fine, which in turn causes less irritation to the skin. [/infobox]
Basic DIY Sugar Scrub
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of oil (any kind, even olive or vegetable oil) most recommended: coconut oil
- 5 tbsp of fresh squeezed citrus juice (whatever citrus tickles your fancy)
- 1 tbsp micro fine grated citrus zest
- Tight air container
Pour sugar into a bowl and gradually add the oil to it. Give the oil time to be absorbed by the sugar, just give it a stir in between to speed up the process. Add the zest and juice, mix it together and pour into tight air container.
I like my scrub to be like a paste, so you might have to add more sugar or oil to this. However, you prefer you scrub. Stored at room temperature it will last weeks! The sugar will separate from the oil after a few days, just give it another stir before each use.
You can get creative with this, adding natural oil extracts, honey, whatever benefits your skin type most.
DIY Lip Sugar Scrub
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp oil
- strawberry oil (baking kind) optional
Mix it up, and apply to lips. For added benefit, use a soft-bristle toothbrush to massage the scrub in
DIY Sugar Scrub for Feet
Make a basic Sugar Scrub, but substitute the white sugar with brown and the citrus with essential peppermint oil.
Soak your feet in warm water for about 5 minutes, rub your feet with the sugar scrub. Repeat the steps one more time (or more if you desire)!
Little Extra: Take some of that peppermint oil and mix it with coconut oil! After you used the scrub, massage this mixture into your feet (while still damp). Put on cotton socks, and let this potion do its magic (aka soft and relaxed feet).
DIY Sugar Scrub for Hands
Mix 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Add slowly a little bit of oil at the time, until it has a gritty consistency.
Massage into hands, really concentrating on rough areas and cuticles, rinse, and moisturizer! For extra cuticle love, use a lemon based cuticles cream!
My favorite way to use the basic DIY Sugar Scrub
Draw a bath and soak in the tub for at least 5 minutes. Shave your legs, and use a handful of scrub (for each leg) and scrub them down. Rinse and repeat the shave and scrub one more time. You will end up with the softest legs, and your shave will last longer!!
The DIY sugar scrubs are a three products in one kind of thing! It cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes all in one! And that in turn saves time and a hell lot of money.
Until next time
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