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DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes For A Smooth And Glowing Skin


Have you tried sugar scrubs? They are a great way to exfoliate, rejuvenate your skin as well as get rid of those dead cells. For sure, you’ll definitely love these homemade natural sugar scrub recipes. It’s fun and easy to make.

A natural source of glycolic acid, sugar increases new skin cell production and breaks down proteins that keep the dead cells hanging onto the skin. And the end result? A polished, baby smooth and glowing skin! Aside from being cost-effective, sugar scrubs are also easy to make and can be given as gifts as well.


Tips For DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes:


Use lighter sugar in scrubs with pink or yellow shades (like the rose or grapefruit scrubs) and brown sugar for dark colored scrubs.

Using fruits in sugar scrubs help exfoliate, get rid of dead skin and also, it contains natural vitamins.

To achieve a sandy texture for your sugar scrubs, 1 cup + ½ cup of sugar and use a ¾ cup of oil.

To make the scrub last longer, replace fresh fruits with essential oils.

Adding dried seeds, flowers, herbs, clays, and fruits in a scrub takes it to the next level.

Depending on the carrier oil you use, you may have to slightly adjust the ratio sugar versus oil.

Keep the sugar scrub airtight and free of water or humidity so it lasts longer.

If you use fresh herbs, fresh fruit juices, aloe vera or water (any kind of liquids) the scrub will not last long – maybe only a few days or a week.

Using dry herbs or fruit powdered extracts will allow your scrub to last longer without the use of preservatives.

The texture of the wet sand is nice for a body scrub but sometimes it makes it hard to apply, consider making sugar scrub cubes, see recipe below.

Here Are Your Sugar Scrub Recipes!


Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe


Cocoa powder is packed with antioxidants and can also be a good way to lighten your skin naturally. The cocoa flavanols can also repair damaged skin, improve skin texture and maintain a glowing complexion.

Ingredients:

1 tbs organic raw cocoa powder
½ cup of organic coconut oil
¼ cup of safflower oil
1 cup + ½ cup of organic brown sugar
1 tbs of maple syrup or honey

Directions:

  1. Solidify the coconut oil in the fridge for 1 hour. Whip it for a minute or two until it is creamy
  2. Add the oil, sugar, cocoa powder and honey. Mix them well.
  3. Pour in pretty jars. This will last a few months since there is no water.
  4. Always use a clean spoon to scoop the scrub so you don’t contaminate it.
  5. Sit in your bathtub and scrub your body once a week while under the shower. Rinse well.
  6. This will make 4 little jars and 4 applications if you are using it on your whole body.


Matcha Sugar Body Scrub


Green tea is high in vitamin C, vitamin E, and antioxidants which help repair the effects of aging.

Ingredients:

1 tsp of matcha green tea
1 cup + ½ cup of organic sugar refined
½ cup of organic non-refined coconut oil
0.25 tsp of green tea extract
¼ cup of organic safflower oil
10 drops of bergamot essential oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Solidify the coconut oil in the fridge for 1 hour. Whip it for a minute or two until it is creamy
  2. Add the oil, sugar, matcha and essential oil. Continue whipping.
  3. Pour in pretty jars.
  4. Since there is no water, this will last a few months. Keep it in the fridge so that the sugar does not dissolve in the oils.
  5. Always use a clean spoon to scoop the scrub so you don’t contaminate it.
  6. Sit in your bathtub and scrub your body once a week while under the shower. Rinse well.


Rose And Hibiscus Sugar Scrub


Ingredients:

1 cup + ½ cup of organic sugar refined
1 tbs dried hibiscus flower grounded roughly
1 tbs of dried rose petals.
½ cup of organic coconut oil
¼ cup of safflower oil
1 tsp of rosehip powdered extract (it will give it a nice pink color).
10 drops of Palma Rossa essential oil.
10 drops of frankincense essential oil.
10 drops of rose geranium essential oils.

Directions:

  1. Solidify the coconut oil in the fridge for 1 hour. Whip it for a minute or two until it is creamy.
  2. Add the oil, sugar, dried hibiscus and rose petals. Mix them well
  3. Finally, add the essential oils.
  4. Pour in pretty jars.
  5. This will last a few months since there is no water. Keep it in the fridge.
  6. Always use a clean spoon to scoop the scrub so you don’t contaminate it.
  7. Sit in your bathtub and scrub your body once a week while under the shower. Rinse well.


Lavender Sugar Scrub


Lavender is a sedative, great to unwind and relax. It has antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant and antimicrobial properties.

Ingredients:

1 tbs of lavender buds
20 drops of lavender essential oil
¼ cup of organic grapeseed oil
½ cup of organic coconut oil
1 cup + ½ cup of organic sugar refined
10 drops of frankincense essential oil

Directions:

  1. Solidify the coconut oil in the fridge for 1 hour. Whip it for a minute or two until it is creamy
  2. Add the oil, sugar and lavender buds and then, mix them well.
  3. Finally, add the essential oils.
  4. Pour in pretty jars. This can last a few months.
  5. Always use a clean spoon to scoop the scrub so you don’t contaminate it.
  6. Sit in your bathtub and scrub your body once a week while under the shower. Rinse well.


Sage And Blueberries Sugar Scrub Recipe


Blueberries contain salicylic acid that helps in removing dead skin. On the other hand, sage leaves have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.

Ingredients:

1 tbs of blueberries mashed
1 tsp of dried sage leaves crushed into small pieces
½ cup of organic coconut oil
1 cup + ½ cup of organic sugar refined
¼ cup of organic grapeseed oil
10 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Solidify the coconut oil in the fridge for 1 hour. Whip it for a minute or two until it is creamy
  2. Add the oil, sugar, blueberries, and sage. Mix them well
  3. Finally, add the essential oils.
  4. Pour in pretty jars.
  5. This will last a few days in the fridge.
  6. Always use a clean spoon to scoop the scrub so you don’t contaminate it.
  7. Sit in your bathtub and scrub your body once a week while under the shower. Rinse well.


Coconut And Calendula Sugar Scrub


Coconut oil is miracle oil which can be used as massage oil, insect repellent, cold sore treatment, deodorant, body oil as well sunburn relief and natural SPF4.

Calendula flowers have healing properties for your skin and give a wonderful orange color.

Ingredients:

1 tbs grounded calendula flowers
½ cup of organic coconut oil
¼ cup of safflower oil
1 cup + ½ cup of organic sugar refined but not white
5 drops of frankincense essential oil
10 drops of sweet orange essential oil
10 drops of grapefruit essential oil

Directions:

  1. Solidify the coconut oil in the fridge for 1 hour. Whip it for a minute or two until it is creamy
  2. Add the oil, sugar and calendula flowers. Mix them well.
  3. Finally, add the essential oils.
  4. Pour in pretty jars. This will last a few months since there is no water.
  5. Always use a clean spoon to scoop the scrub so you don’t contaminate it.
  6. Sit in your bathtub and scrub your body once a week while under the shower. Rinse well.
  7. If you are using it on your whole body, this will make 4 little jars and 4 applications.


Grapefruit Sugar Scrub Recipe


For this recipe, you’ll need some fresh grapefruit juice and beet juice in order to not easily spoil the scrub. Grapefruit is a great astringent and has exfoliating properties that are perfect for acne-prone or oily skin. Aside from this, it is also high in vitamins and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

1 whole grapefruit peeled and mixed into a fast blender
1 cup + ½ cup of organic sugar refined
½ cup of organic coconut oil
¼ cup of safflower oil
1 tbs of dried orange peels
5 drops of grapefruit essential oil (this essential oil is phototoxic so do not apply before going to the sun)

Directions:

  1. Solidify the coconut oil in the fridge for 1 hour. Whip it for a minute or two until it is creamy.
  2. Add the oil, sugar, grapefruit and dried orange peels and then, mix them well.
  3. Finally, add the essential oils.
  4. Pour in pretty jars.
  5. If placed in the fridge, this sugar scrub will last a few days.
  6. Always use a clean spoon to scoop the scrub so you don’t contaminate it.
  7. Sit in your bathtub and scrub your body once a week while under the shower. Rinse well.

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