Sugar Scrub Recipes

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Sugar Scrub Recipes

Salt and sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating the skin. However, sugar, unlike salt, produces glycolic acid. Glycolic acid, like the alpha hydroxy acid found in many expensive beauty products, offers positive cosmetic results and is reported to improve dry, thickened, sun-damaged and problem-prone skin. It also reduces inflammation, promotes earlier removal of dry skin scales, and optimizes moisture retention.

DIY Beauty - Natural Homemad Sugar Scrub Recipes

Lavender Rose Sugar Scrub

1 cup sugar or brown sugar
1/4 cup almond oil
1/2 tsp. vitamin E
8 drops rose fragrance oil
6 drops lavender essential oil

Combine brown sugar and oil until it reaches a paste like consistency. Than add vitamin e and fragrance, and store in an airtight container.

Sole Soother Citrus Scrub

1 TBSP. Semolina or Cornmeal
22 g each Steel Cut Oats, Cracked Wheat
26 g Hulled Barley
4 TBSP. Brown Sugar
100 g Fractionated Coconut Oil
4 g each Finely ground Citrus Peels of Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit
30 dps. each Essential Oils of: Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime
20 g Real Lime Juice

In a blender mix the Semolina, Steel Cut Oats, Cracked Wheat, Hulled Barley & Citrus Peels. Add the Brown Sugar & Fractioned Coconut Oil. Mix well. Pour into a bowl, then add the Essential Oils and Lime Juice. Stir well. Store in tightly sealed container and refrigerate. Stir before using. Rub into heels to soothe and exfoliate the soles of your feet. Rinse.

Moisturizing Body Scrub

Recipe compliments of Spa Index.

1/2 cup liquid glycerin
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 to 3 cups sugar or salt (white sugar, brown sugar, or table salt)
1 teaspoon solid coconut butter or solid coconut oil
6 drops of essential oil of your choice, or combine several (not to exceed 6 drops)

Combine glycerin, water, and one cup of sugar or table salt until the salt/sugar has mostly dissolved. Add the remainder of the sugar/salt until you have a rather pasty mixture, at a consistency you prefer. Meanwhile, melt the coconut butter or oil in a small container, in your microwave. MELT, but do not overheat. Stir the melted coconut oil into your sugar mixture, and stir well. Last, add the six drops of essential oils of your choice, stirring to blend. Melt and add more coconut butter or oil to reach your desired consistency. Transfer your mixture to an airtight container or jar, and cool until slightly thickened. Use as an after shower or after bath moisturizing body scrub.

Brown Sugar and Almond Scrub

1 handful ground almonds
5 tb. ground oatmeal
2 tb. brown sugar
2 tb. honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients and blend well. Store in an airtight container when not in use.

Of the Earth Brown Sugar Scrub

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tb. avocado oil
1 tsp. jojoba oil
2 tsp. honey
3 drops jasmine fragrance oil
1 drop balsam Peru essential oil
1 drop patchouli essential oil

Combine all ingredients and blend well. Store in an airtight container when not in use.

(You can find natural, certified organic ingredients for these recipes at Mountain Rose Herbs.)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello there, I wish to thank you so much for your recipes. I have been looking a long time for a sugar recipe. I was very spoiled when I could buy it before I moved. Now I can make it and use it and experiment forever. However long forever is. Smile