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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