DIY Sugar Scrub

In case you haven’t caught on yet, I’m a huge fan of body scrubs, creams, and whatever other skin softening products I can get my hands on.  I obsess over my skin – gotta have that bare confidence, and it starts with your skin, and I seriously hope it pays off in spades when I am old and [less] wrinkly than my friends.  Ha.  Okay, I kid.  I’m going to make all of them scrub, exfoliate, and hydrate away, so they can be [less] wrinkly, just like me!

So let’s talk scrubs.  There are oh so many scrubs available at every price range, but all have two common elements – a moisturizing liquid and a coarse exfoliating agent – and, lo and behold, the mix can be recreated at home without much trouble.

One of my latest “swoon list” participants (oh yes, I have a laundry list of products I swoon over!):  Brown Sugar Body Scrub.  So to the grocery store I went.  At first I thought I’d make a brown sugar scrub, but I quickly realized none of the brown sugar options had the coarse-ness I was looking for.  In the end I chose an unrefined sugar (and it worked beautifully!)  Did I mention everything I needed was at the grocery store?  Score!

DIY Sugar Scrub:

  • 1 cup Coarse Sugar (or brown sugar for a less coarse version)
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Any High Grade Oil such as Jojoba or Sweet Almond Oil (I used Sweet Almond Oil)
  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice or Lemon Oil (If using oil use 1/8 tsp.) (Optional)

Pour the brown sugar into a bowl and add in the oil until the brown sugar is moist, but not over-saturated.  Next, stir in the honey and mix.  Finally, add fresh lemon juice, stir again, and voila!

On a side note, the lemon keeps the scent light and fresh, but it’s not necessary, so if you’re looking for warmer tones – the sugar and honey will smell buttery sweet on their own.

The scrub leaves your skin feeling incredibly soft and the scent is amazing!

I stored my sugar scrub in an air tight container and quickly realized with a bit of ribbon, your homemade sugar scrub would make a great gift too (hint hint: mother’s day!)

Do you have any DIY beauty tricks?  Do you ever make your own beauty treatments?

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  1. molliee

    I have always wanted to do this and I don’t know why I haven’t! Looks fun!

  2. Nicole

    I’ll admit it- this made me hungry! 🙂

    • Lexi

      It’s even worse while you’re making it! I really wanted to lick the spoon!

  3. I LOVE this idea! I am all about the DIY beauty rituals!

    I’m going to try this scrub this weekend! Thanks 🙂

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