Help your skin recover from the winter’s dry spell by using homemade skin care scrubs. It’s as simple as taking some sugar and adding some oil. Exfoliating with scrubs will loosen up the dry surface skin so it can easily wash away in the shower, leaving healthy, soft skin on the surface.
In the recipes below they call for olive oil, but you can use any light, natural oil (almond or coconut oils are always good on the skin) to make your own scrub. If you’d rather have a scented scrub, just add a drop or two of your favorite essential oils.
I’m a big fan of lavendar and clary sage, so I add a drop of each when I’m making my own skin care products. You could add orange or lemongrass essential oil for a citrus scent, or patchouli or clove oil for a stronger, exotic scent.
Organic Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes
Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe
1/2 cup of natural sugar
Enough virgin olive oil to moisten sugar.
Gently massage the sugar scrub onto the skin before showering. Then shower as usual.
Soothing Aloe Vera Sugar Scrub Recipe
White cane sugar
Enough vegetable glycerin to moisten sugar
Several drops of Aloe Vera Oil
Natural coloring if desired.
Spread mixture gently onto your skin and massage gently for one minute then leave in place for three to four minutes. Rise with warm water.
Sensitive Skin Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are very gentle but if you have ultra sensitive skin you may enjoy a brown sugar scrub. Here is a recipe to get you started.
Almond Brown Sugar Scrub for Sensitive Skin
1 Cup natural brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetened almond oil
1 tsp of vitamin E
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp of honey.
Mix ingredients together and apply to the skin. Massage gently for one minute and rinse with warm water.
To make your own personalized sugar scrub, vary the ingredients to suit your preferences. Experiment with a selection of your favorite essential oils and vary the type of basic oil you use. Choose from peanut oil, sesame oil, corn oil, virgin olive oil according to your personal taste. Add natural coloring if you desire. It’s easy and fun to create the perfect natural sugar scrub that you will enjoy using often.