Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe To Naturally Exfoliate & Hydrate Skin
If you have dull or dry skin, give it a boost with this homemade whipped sugar scrub recipe. Made with natural skin care ingredients, this DIY whipped sugar scrub naturally exfoliates and hydrates skin. So you get soft, beautiful glowing skin with a more youthful appearance. Say goodbye to tight, dry, itchy or even flaky skin today by adding this easy, homemade beauty recipe to your natural skin care routine!
I was recently discussing skin care with a fellow friend in Ohio. Her skin barrier really struggles through the winter months despite taking measures to hydrate dry skin, such as using gentle soap formulated for dry skin and running a humidifier. As a result, her eczema recently flared back up.
She’s tried SOOOO many over the counter skin care products without much luck. So I suggested she give this recipe for an emulsified whipped sugar scrub a try. As a fellow maker, not only did she love this winter skin care recipe, it actually helped her skin look and feel healthier! My eczema relief balm then assisted further by locking in moisture and soothing her itchy, eczema prone skin.
Formulating a Hydrating Whipped Sugar Scrub for Natural Winter Skin Care
Whether you’re looking for a homemade gifts for her or simply a nourishing way to care for your own skin, this whipped sugar scrub recipe is a treat! While I developed this recipe for my own winter skin care routine, it’s a delight year round for anyone looking for smoother, hydrated skin! The third in my series of self care recipes — the previous two being my skin conditioning whipped body butter recipe and my chocolate mint lip scrub recipe — this whipped sugar scrub recipe offers exceptional dry skin relief. You’re simply going to love its ability to soothe your tight, dry or itchy skin!
My whipped sugar scrub recipe is emulsified so it doesn’t feel oily like straight carrier oil and sugar type body scrubs. Formulated with ingredients that won’t clog pores or cause acne, this whipped sugar scrub recipe is made with skin conditioning shea and cocoa butters, along with jojoba and hemp seed oil.
Hemp seed oil, which is naturally rich in fatty acids, is considered to be one of the most nutritional oils available. It has a number of both nutritional and cosmetic uses, and contains all the essential amino acids necessary for health and wellness. As such, hemp seed oil is one of my favorite carrier oils for dry skin care. It works wonders at soothing the symptoms of dry skin and offering eczema relief. Therefore, it is also a key ingredient in many of my other dry skin care recipes such as my dry skin body oil recipe.
Ready to add a lush whipped sugar scrub to your natural skin care routine? You can learn how to make my emulsified whipped sugar scrub recipe below.
Emulsified Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
3 oz. refined shea butter
3 oz. raw cocoa butter
1 oz. hemp seed oil
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.5 oz. vegetable based emulsifying wax
.25 oz. all natural fragrance oil or .15 oz. essential oil, of choice
13.5 oz. granulated white sugar
Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe Notes:
As the contents product may come in contact with water during use, a broad spectrum preservative is highly recommended. If you choose not to use a preservative, you should remove the desired amount from the container for use, prior to entering the shower or bath.
You will need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients for my whipped sugar scrub recipe. If you make, or plan to make, a lot of natural skin care products, I recommend this baker’s math scale for durability.
Using a digital scale, weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Combine the ingredients in a double boiler, then gently heat until melted.
Once the butters and wax have melted, remove from heat.
Then weigh out the jojoba and hemp seed oils. Stir the oils into the melted butter and wax mixture.
If using a preservative, weigh out the amount indicated by the manufacturer. Stir into the ingredients once the whipped sugar scrub base is at or below the recommended temperature.
Then follow with the fragrance oil or essential oil of your choice.
Next, weigh out the sugar and combine in a large glass bowl with the liquid ingredients. Mix well to combine.
Allow to cool slightly before whipping with a hand blender, stand mixer or whisk.
Now pour or spoon the whipped sugar scrub into a 20 oz. jar. I used a 20 oz. square glass jar with a clasp lid that I purchased from the Dollar Tree. (These are such a great price! I mean, it’s hard to beat a dollar, right?)
If desired, you can tie a ribbon around your container into a bow for homemade gifts. I used floral garden ombre sheer ribbon from the Dollar Tree for this step.
- 3 oz. refined shea butter
- 3 oz. raw cocoa butter
- 1 oz. hemp seed oil
- .5 oz. jojoba oil
- .5 oz. vegetable based emulsifying wax
- .25 oz. all natural fragrance oil or .15 oz. essential oil, of choice
- 13.5 oz. granulated white sugar
- digital scale
- large glass bowl
- hand mixer
- 20 oz. glass jar
- Weigh out the shea butter, cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Combine the ingredients in a double boiler. Heat until melted.
- Once melted, remove from heat.
- Weigh out the jojoba and hemp seed oils. Stir the oils into the melted butter and wax mixture.
- Follow with the fragrance oil or essential oil of your choice.
- Weigh out the sugar and combine in a large glass bowl with the liquid ingredients. Mix well to combine.
- Allow to cool slightly. Then whip with a hand blender, stand mixer or whisk.
- Pour or spoon the whipped sugar scrub into a 20 oz. glass jar. Then decorate with ribbon, if desired.
As the contents product may come in contact with water during use, a broad spectrum preservative is highly recommended. If you choose not to use a preservative, you should remove the desired amount from the container for use, prior to entering the shower or bath. Add the preservative per manufacturer guidelines at recommend usage rate and appropriate temperature.
More Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipes
If you love my emulsified whipped sugar scrub recipe as much as I do, then you’ll also love some of these other whipped sugar scrub recipes:
- Whipped Sugar Scrubs to Buy or DIY
- Exfoliating DIY Whipped Sugar Scrub
- Apple Pie Spice Foaming Whipped Sugar Scrub
- Matcha Green Tea Whipped Sugar Scrub
Also be sure to try my skin softening, emulsified sugar scrub recipe for dry hands.
Don’t have time to make my emulsified whipped sugar scrub right now? Then be sure to pin this winter skin care recipe to Pinterest for later.
Also make sure you download my free printable self care journal. It’s perfectly sized for your Happy Planner and it even comes with printable skin care recipe cards so you can keep track of your own natural skin care recipes for healthy looking, glowing skin!
For more great winter skin care recipes, be sure to check out my Pinterest board, Winter Skin Care Recipes for Natural Beauty. You can also find Soap Deli News on social media for more great DIY ideas. Follow me now via facebook, twitter and instagram. Or sign up to receive an email whenever I share a new post!