Every woman wants smooth, baby soft skin. And we spend a lot of time, and money, trying to achieve this goal. But here’s a little secret… Beautiful skin doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, or take a lot of time. You can make your own personal care products for a fraction of what they cost in stores.
A great scrub is a must for any skin care regime. It removes dull, dry skin, and allows your skin to absorb moisture more easily. Making your own scrub is very inexpensive, simple, and takes just a few minutes. The other great thing about making your own is that it is all natural, and you can customize it to your needs and liking. There are so many possibilities!
What Makes a Sugar Scrub?
No matter which scrub you’re wanting to make, every scrub is made with these basic ingredients. Two parts sugar or sea salt, one part oil, and vitamin E. Crazy easy, right? What’s wonderful is that there’s no limits to how you can make a scrub your own!
Sugar – It’s no secret that sugar is not the healthiest for your body, but it is good for your skin! Sugar removes dead skin cells, cleans dirt from pores, helps maintain oil balance, and helps to protect the skin from toxins. It’s also very gentle, making it an excellent choice for skin care. If you find regular sugar granules too rough, brown sugar is an excellent choice as well.
Sea salt – Natural sea salt exfoliates your skin, aids circulation, and relaxes and soothes.
Oil – There are many to choose from. I personally use almond oil because of it’s light scent. Other great choices are grapeseed, olive, safflower, or sesame.
Scents – Essential oils not only smell wonderful, they have many health benefits.
1. Lavender Lemonade Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar, 1.5 cups oil, 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E, 12 drops lemon essential oil, and 4 drops lavender essential oil.
2. Lavender Vanilla Scrub
1 cup sugar or salt, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E, 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla, 8 drops lavender essential oil.
3. Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub
1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E, 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla, 4 drops cinnamon essential oil.
4. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E, 2 drops each of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg essential oils.
5. Vanilla Peppermint Scrub
1 cup sugar or salt, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E, 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla, 2 drops peppermint essential oil.
Don’t be surprised if your scrub separates, just give it a quick mix again before using. Now enjoy your smooth, baby soft skin!
Disclaimer: This post is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases.