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Natural Beauty DIY for an Anti-Aging Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Anti-aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

This anti-aging natural emulsified sugar scrub recipe contains ingredients mature and aging skin loves without feeling heavy or greasy. It naturally exfoliates with granulated white sugar and then rinses cleanly away so it’s great even for oily or acne prone skin can benefit.

Anti-aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Like my homemade activated charcoal facial soap recipe, this natural emulsified sugar scrub recipe also contains sea buckthorn oil which is praised for its restorative and anti-aging properties. It also give this homemade sugar scrub its natural orange color. You can leave this one unscented, like I did, or scent with your favorite essential oil or fragrance. An orange clove fragrance oil would not only fit this homemade sugar scrub’s color, but it would also be seasonally appropriate especially if you’re considering homemade Christmas gift ideas!

Natural Beauty DIY for an Anti-Aging Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

Anti-Aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon


.25 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. shea butter
.6 oz. grapeseed oil
.5 oz. argan oil
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. sesame oil
.1 oz. sea buckthorn oil
1 oz. emulsifying wax
1ml rosemary extract

1 oz. aloe vera gel
.5 oz. distilled water
1.5 ml Optiphen Plus (paraben free preservative)

8 oz. white granulated sugar


Using a digital kitchen scale begin by weighing out the wax and butters. Heat in a double boiler til melted then weigh out and add the oils. Use a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the rosemary extract and stir into the melted ingredients. Mix well then remove from heat.

Once these ingredients have thickened to a gel like state weigh out and add the water and aloe and mix to combine. Measure out the preservative and incorporate into the mixture as well. Lastly, you will weigh out the sugar. Use a fork mix into the scrub base until thoroughly combined.

Spoon into a glass or plastic jar – I used a Ball wide mouth 8 oz. mason jar – then treat yourself to an all over scrub whenever you bathe!

For more homemade sugar scrub recipes as well as other bath and body recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board!


  • Joan

    January 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Cool recipe but I wouldn’t add the water as it will allow for mold growth in your scrub. 🙂

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      January 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      That’s why this recipe contains a preservative to prevent mold, fungal and yeast growth.

  • Jen

    February 20, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Can you tell me the shelf life of this incredible sounding scrub?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      February 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

      It’d be the same as the shelf life of the ingredient with the shortest shelf life. This varies and would depend on where you purchased products – suppliers generally provide this information – and how long you’ve had your ingredients. Typically homemade products will last 6-12 months, some longer.

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