In these busy times, it is hard to find time to pamper ourselves at the spa what with the workload that we have at the office, and the chores that we need to finish by the time we get home. But finding time to relax and rejuvenate your senses is important if you want to avoid stress getting the best of you. One way of giving your body its much needed love and care is to make your own sugar scrub to remove dead skin cells on the surface to reveal healthy and glowing skin underneath. Here are some sugar scrub recipes that your skin will absolutely love.
Vanilla lavender relaxing sugar scrub
If you want to relax for a few hours, the best scrub to make is the vanilla lavender sugar scrub. You will need a cup of white sugar, ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 15 drops of lavender essential oil, ½ cup of almond oil, and a teaspoon of real vanilla extract. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl then transfer to a container. Make sure that you seal the lid completely then pop in the fridge. Use as you would your regular scrubs.
Matcha sugar scrub
Tea addicts will love this recipe as it incorporates matcha in it. You will need 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea, ¼ cup of organic safflower oil, 0.25 teaspoon of green tea extract, ½ cup of organic non refined coconut oil, organic sugar refined, and 10 drops of bergamot essential oil. Whip the coconut oil first for one to two minutes until it becomes creamy. Your coconut oil needs to be solid for it to be whipped. Add the oil while you whip. Add the sugar then the matcha while making sure that they are incorporated properly. The essential oils should be added last. Transfer to jars and store in the fridge. You can use it while you are in the shower or after soaking in a warm bath.
Rose sugar scrub
Rose is another ingredient that your skin will love you for as it can heal and rejuvenate your skin. For this recipe, you will need a cup of white sugar, 1 ½ tablespoons of dried rose petals, 8 to 10 drops of rose water, ½ cup of coconut oil, and ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. If you want your scrub to look more pinkish, add a few drops of hibiscus tea to it. Transfer to your container and use as you see fit.
Sage and blueberry sugar scrub
This sugar scrub will not only exfoliate your skin but also nourish it from within. Prepare ½ cup of organic coconut oil, organic sugar refined, dried sage leaves, ¼ cup of organic grapeseed oil, 1 tablespoon of blueberries mashed, and 10 drops of lavender essential oils. Whip the coconut oil until it turns creamy then add the oil while still whisking. Add the sugar, sage, and blueberries while still mixing. The essential oils should be added last. Mix thoroughly before transferring the contents into a jar.