Sugar scrubs bought from spas and department stores can be a bit pricey, but the promise of having smooth skin pulls at us to get them for our home use. However, getting sugar scrubs all the time can put a dent to our budget, when we could have used it in some other way. But what about your skin? How will you maintain its smoothness? Well, the good news is that you can make your own sugar scrubs!
Sugar scrubs are useful in removing dead skin cells, not just on your face, but on your body, and feet as well. Once you have scrubbed your skin gently, it will be easier for you to moisturize your skin to achieve silky soft skin. So, how can you make yours?
Ingredients for Sugar Scrub:
- Half a cup of coconut oil or olive oil
- A cup of granulated sugar, organic preferably
- Mason jar
- Essential oils
To make your own sugar scrub, simply combine all the ingredients in the mason jar, and mix thoroughly. Make sure that the container is airtight to help prolong your sugar scrub. To use your sugar scrub, use a tablespoon every time you take a shower. Scrub your skin gently with your DIY scrub and rinse well after. You will find that your skin will be silky smooth after.
Here are more sugar scrub recipes for you to try:
Coconut vanilla sugar scrub
In this recipe, you will need a cup of white sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, ¼ cup of coconut oil, and a teaspoon of coconut extract. Just mix these ingredients in a bottle or a mason jar just like before and make sure that it is an airtight container.
Sweet orange sugar scrub
Another option that you should consider making is the sweet orange sugar scrub. For this sugar scrub, you will need a cup of white sugar, 7 drops of sweet orange essential oils, ¼ cup of coconut oil, and a teaspoon of orange zest. The scent of orange can help uplift your spirits, while keeping your skin clean and smooth.
Vanilla latte sugar scrub
If you want a sugar scrub that is both light and sweet, the vanilla latte sugar scrub is worth it. This is a simple recipe to try yourself. The list of ingredients that you will need include a cup of brown sugar, half a cup of coconut oil, half a cup of coffee grounds, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Get a bowl where you can mix all the ingredients thoroughly then transfer into an airtight bottle. This will keep for a week or two.
What’s nice about homemade sugar scrub recipes is that you won’t spend a lot because of it. And, you can make them any time you want. What’s more, the scrubs are gentle on the skin without any worry about side effects too. You can test the scrub first on a small patch of your skin to see if there are any irritants then continue applying when needed.
There are several benefits to using sugar scrubs as part of your skin care ritual. Among these are removing dead skin cells to have better looking skin, cleanse your skin of impurities, and to bring back the natural glow of your skin. It reveals healthy skin underneath, and it will protect your skin from dullness and dryness as well.
The good news is that there are plenty of homemade sugar scrub recipes online that you can also try out, or make your own experiment. Just make sure that your base ingredients involve coconut or olive oil as this can help moisturize your skin.