This sugar body scrub is so simple to make and smells amazing. It will leave your skin feeling silky smooth with a slight vanilla aroma that lightly perfumes your skin.
Sugar scrubs can be very costly and yet they cost just a fraction of the store bought cost to make at home. Many store bought versions are filled with ingredients that you can’t pronounce, and that could cause your skin to dry out more quickly or be toxic to your body.
Making a sugar scrub at home ensures that you are using real ingredients that leave your skin feeling silky smooth without harmful ingredients.
Why Use a Sugar Scrub
They are an exfoliating body treatment that removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells. Exfoliating the dead surface skin cells will reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath and helps to unclog pores.
They are especially great to use in the winter, when skin is known to be more dry.
Sugar Scrub Ingredients
Body scrubs are made up of two main ingredients sugar and a carrier oil. Body scrubs can also be made with fine sea salt but those with sensitive skin may find them to harsh. Organic cane sugar is a great choice to use for a body scrub as it gently exfoliates the skin without being to rough and harsh.
If making a sugar scrub for your face, brown sugar is a better choice to use as it is even softer than cane sugar. To add a sweet aroma to the scrub you can choose to essential oils, spices and even flavored extracts.
What Carrier Oils are Best for Sugar Scrubs
There are many choices to consider when making a sugar scrub. The most common choices are olive and coconut oil.
My preferred carrier oil choices are argan, jojoba, grapeseed and almond.
Argan Oil: Soothing to dry, oily and problematic skin without clogging pores.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba is an excellent choice to soothe minor skin issues and is a well-penetrating moisturizer.
Grapeseed Oil: Considered to be an excellent choice for damaged and stressed skin.
Almond Oil: Known to be a well-penetrating moisturizer for skin irritations.
Sugar Scrub Ingredients
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
2 tsp carrier oil (see above list for my favorites)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
How to Make a Sugar Scrub
Mix organic cane sugar with the carrier oil.
Add in the vanilla and almond extract. Mix.
Add in cinnamon and mix well to combine all ingredients.
Scoop into a pretty glass to store.
How to Use A Sugar Scrub
Rub sugar scrub paste into the palm of your hands and then gently massage into wet skin.
Rinse the scrub off after 2-3 minutes and enjoy silky smooth, soft skin.
How to Store a Sugar Scrub
A DIY sugar scrub will last on the counter for around two months or possibly even longer. If you are concerned with the safety of leaving it out on the counter, it can be stored in the refrigerator.
DIY Sugar Scrub | Gift Idea
Making a sugar scrub is so simple, and it is a beautiful, practical, cost effective gift. Package it up in a glass jar, add a pretty label and you have the perfect gift to give for Christmas, Birthdays, and Mothers Day.