Easy to Make Sugar Skin Scrubs

March 27, 2011 by Debra Mundell  
Published in Skin

How to make moisturizing sugar scrubs to smooth and exfoliate your skin with simple ingredients. You can make a homemade sugar scrub with creams or lotions you already have or create a sugar scrub with sugar and oil.

Pamper your skin with homemade spa beauty treatments. By making your own sugar scrubs you avoid the high prices of commercial sugar scrubs. These homemade sugar scrubs will also nourish and moisturize your skin. Your skin will look healthier with a more even or lighter tone. Any dark spots or scars may be lighter or smoother. They may even vanish. Using a sugar scrub restores your skin to a soft, smooth healthy condition. Exfoliating your skin will help to remove the dead flaky skin on the outside.

Quickly make super skin scrubs with ingredients you have at home in your pantry. Sugar scrubs are good for the skin and easily made at home. Making the sugar scrub is as easy as adding sugar to any body lotion or cream you like. To make your sugar scrubs add sugar to a lotion or cream you like in a two to one ratio, for example two cups of sugar to one cup of cream or lotion. Then mix the ingredients until they are a consistency you like. Next you may scrub your elbows, hands, legs and feet with the scrub. Then rinse the scrub off.

You can use raw sugar, white sugar or brown sugar. You can add lemon juice, orange oil, mint extract or other ingredients you like. Adding a teaspoon of vanilla, a few drops of an essential oil or a pinch of herbs will create an aromatherapy sugar scrub.

Sugar Scrub Recipe

1 Cup sugar

Half cup of oil (Soy, Sunflower, Coconut or Corn oil)

Few drops of essential oil or fragrance oil (Optional)

Put the sugar in a bowl and slowly stir the oil into the sugar. When the mixture is a consistency you like you can stop adding the oil. Then stir the mixture. If you are adding a fragrant oil you can add that and stir it into the mixture. If you don’t have a fragrant oil you can add a few drops of vanilla. To derive the benefits of olive oil you can also use olive oil as a base for the sugar scrub. Grated orange or lemon rind can be added to improve the scent.

Then put the mixture in a container with a lid. You can store the sugar scrubs in an airtight container for up to seven days, so you may want to label the container with a date. To exfoliate your skin rub the mixture in a circular motion with a wash cloth. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the sugar scrubs off because they may be sticky. If the sugar settles to the bottom of the container shake it up before use.

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