Pretty Sugar Scrubs

Exfoliating is an important factor for healthy looking and feeling skin. Although soap cleanses the skin, a sugar scrub can remove dead skin cells and excess oil. It can help unclog pores and keep your skin nice and even. The natural ingredients in homemade sugar scrubs won’t be harsh on your skin and the oil will also help to re-hydrate and moisturize. A basic sugar scrub recipe allows you to experiment and personalize your own mixture!

The equation:

2 parts sugar + 1 part oil + essential oils = Homemade Body Scrub

1. Choose your oil

  • Avocado oil – great for dry skin
  • Coconut oil – great for moisturizing
  • Jojoba oil – great for moisturizing for all skin types
  • Olive oil – great for moisturizing (but strong smell)
  • Sesame oil – great for its anti-oxidant properties
  • Almond oil – great for moisturizing for all skin types
  • Vitamin E oil – great for healing & moisturizing

2. Pick your sugar or salt (salt is usually a harder more harsh exfoliator)

  • Fine Salt
  • Table Salt
  • Sea Salt
  • Kosher Salt
  • Epsom Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Raw Sugar

3.  Add 5 drops of essential oils, here are some of my suggestions

  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Jasmine
  • Chamomile
  • Vanilla Extract

Lemon juice is also a natural exfoliator and can add an extra burst of energy! Add a bit of food colouring in your scrub to make it pretty!

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