LEARN HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB WITH 3 INGREDIENTS THAT YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR HOME. THIS DIY PROJECT MAKES A PERFECT GIFT FOR ANYONE. OR GREAT FOR PAMPERING YOURSELF.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB
Something about sugar scrub makes me feel fancy and girly. I love having a jar on my bathroom vanity. They can be a bit pricy at the store, but this homemade version is very cost-effective.
This sugar scrub leaves your hands feeling moisturized and clean. It can be very helpful during the dry winter months for restoring skin.
You can also use it for dry, cracked skin on the feet or as a face exfoliating scrub. The best part is, only a couple of ingredients and a jar will wrap up this simple DIY project.
HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB VIDEO
HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup organic cane sugar
15-20 drops essential oils (See my favorite blends below)
Mason jar or other storage container (I use these mason jars)
HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB INSTRUCTIONS
- Add all ingredients into the bowl and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Add a dime-size amount of sugar scrub to the palm of the hand, and massage well. Let sit on hands for about 15 seconds. Rinse hands with warm water.
HOW TO USE SUGAR SCRUB
- Massage into the bottom of the feet to help remove and heal dry, cracked skin.
- Add a dime-size amount to the palm of your hand and massage into the face. Allow it to soak in for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.
- You can use this on the back of elbows to relieve dry, flaky skin by massaging into the area of concern. Remove with warm water.
- Use the sugar scrub for a soothing back massage after a long day of work.
BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB
- 10 drops lavender
- 10 drops frankincense
Frankincense and lavender are known for rejuvenating the skin, repairing skin imperfections, and are good for dry, flaky skin. Use this blend when hands are dry or cracked.
This is my favorite blend to use!
- 6 drops wild orange
- 5 drops lemon
- 4 drops lime
This is a fun, refreshing blend of all citrus essential oils. Citrus bliss is a great blend to use if making this for a child or if you love a fruity smell.
WARNING: Citrus essential oils are photosensitive, so be sure not to use this blend before going out in direct sunlight. Personally, if I wash my hands with a scrub made with citrus essential oils, I will make sure to rinse it off before being exposed to any sunlight. If you are one with sensitive skin or burn easily, this is something to be cautious about.
- 8 drops sandalwood
- 6 drops peppermint
- 4 drops rosemary
- 2 drops melaleuca
This has a beautiful earthy yet fresh scent. If you are making this sugar scrub for a man, this would be a great blend to use.
Sugar scrub can be very helpful for rough, working man hands. The peppermint adds a nice cooling effect to the skin.
- 8 drops lavender
- 6 drops roman chamomile
- 4 drops rose
- 2 drops wild orange
I love all things citrus and floral. The smell is beautiful and calming. This blend would be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift or a best friend’s birthday.
These oils are wonderful for the skin and can help with skin imperfections and blemishes.
- 6 drops peppermint
- 5 drops wintergreen
- 4 drops lime
This minty citrus blend is very refreshing and can help open up airways, soothe sore muscles, and help you wake up feeling energized.
Try using this blend as a soothing back massage if feeling achy or sore.
HOW TO ENJOY HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB
I love to educate others on essential oils, and I hold monthly classes at a local coffee shop. I like to give each person an “oil experience” in every class.
A friend shared this sugar scrub recipe with me, and I started making it to bring to my essential oil classes. Before I start teaching, I spoon a little sugar scrub on everyone’s hand and tell them to massage it into the skin and then wash their hands like normal.
Everyone loved it so much I decided to share the recipe on my blog.
SUGAR SCRUB BENEFITS
Sugar has very small particles that can be very beneficial at exfoliating the skin and removing the dead skin particles. Some people prefer to use salt or sand. Both of those options are fine, but I have found sugar to be the most gentle on the skin.
Using the scrub can help to remove dead surface skin cells and reveal the healthy new skin underneath.
The recipe calls for organic sugar, but you can use regular cane sugar. Because brown sugar and coconut sugar do not share the same texture, I prefer to stick with a white sugar.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE SUGAR SCRUB?
Sugar scrubs, or any exfoliating scrubs, are not intended for daily use. It is best to use sugar scrub 2-3 times a week.
You may need to use it more in the cooler months if your skin is more susceptive to dry weather.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT OIL INSTEAD OF OLIVE OIL?
Yes! You can use any liquid oil to make the scrub. Other options include:
- Avocado oil
- Fractionated coconut oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Grape seed oil
- Rose hip oil
You won’t want to use coconut oil because it can solidify when kept in cooler temperatures. This will make it hard to use. You can use fractionated coconut oil because it will stay a liquid.
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe! It would make a great gift for someone, or perfect for pampering yourself.
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