Top 5 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes Soft, Sexy Skin Awaits!
One of the best ways to get great sexy skin is to exfoliate. Making a homemade sugar scrub is a super easy and money saving way to get that smooth, sexy skin back after a Summer in the sun! Living in Vegas, that takes a toll on my glow for sure. Winter is right around the corner and ya know what that means! Even more dull, dry skin to come! A homemade sugar scrub not only makes a great gift, they are also so easy to make! Back in ‘the day’ I had a sweet little home biz of all the ‘good smellies’, as I call them. Homemade sugar scrub, lotions, soaps, candles. You name it. I was lucky enough to turn something I loved into an awesome way of helping people get their sexy back and look and feel great. I may not still have shelves lined up but everyone has all the fixing of a great homemade sugar scrub right in your own kitchen! There’s really no reason to buy them. Whether you’re a sugar scrub junkie or just now discovering the luxe benefits, here’s a simple recipe that you can start with. And, a few of my favorites from around the web! Whip some up for yourself, pack in a pretty jar and give as gifts… Just enjoy!
Simple Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe:
2 Cup Sugar (I prefer Turbinado)
½ Cup Coconut Oil
2 TBSP Honey
1 TBSP Vanilla Extract (or, use your favorite essential oil!)
Combine sugar and honey in a bowl and mix. Add coconut oil and stir until all sugar mixture is well soaked. Add in vanilla or essential oil of choice. Store in an airtight jar and enjoy!
* Using Turbinado sugar makes this is a coarse scrub. If you prefer a more gentle scrub, substitute with brown sugar.
* Oil will always settle in jar. This is normal! Simply stir before using.
* Experiment with different oils (Olive, Almond, Grape-seed, etc) Also, add more or less if you desire a different consistency. There’s no ‘rules’ here!!
* Always exfoliate before shaving. This helps prevent irritation and, you get a way better shave.
This homemade sugar scrub recipe is very basic and as you can see, super easy. You can add all kinds of great stuff to it to make it your own. Maybe substitute the sugar with salts. Add some Shea butter! Sometimes, I like to use a combination of sugars. When it comes to additives, the sky is the limit. Here are a few combinations that I’ve found work and smell great together:
Vanilla and peppermint
Lavender and vanilla
Citrus and mint
Rosemary and lavender
Also, to help make your scrub last longer, add Vitamin E as a preservative. 2-3 Vitamin E capsules that have been opened and stirred in are generally enough.
Ok, here’s some of my favorite sugar scrubs from around the ‘net! Ready to get your sexy back?
This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub from Oleander and Palm is another super easy one! This homemade sugar scrub recipe is on my list to make soon. Fall will be the perfect time for this pumpkin scented heaven in a jar!
This Neoploatin Ice Cream Scrub will not only leave you with soft, silky skin, it looks good enough to eat, right? This recipe calls for salt, but I’ve made my own Orange Cream version with white sugar! It’s really swoon worthy!
Now here’s an awesome idea I haven’t tried yet! These Citrus Sugar Scrub Cubes from The Idea Room are going to make all my besties pretty happy when I package them up for gifts! Seriously! How cute are these??!!
The crafty Maybe Matilda will not only show you her Sugar Scrub recipe, She’s got the cutest tutorial for these awesome decorated gift jars! I really love the ‘Mama Needs To Relax’ jar! Because, this mama really, really needs to relax!
Have you ever tried to make your own homemade sugar scrub? There’s tons of body scrubs, lotions, facial scrubs.. all waiting to be found online! Let me know some of your favorites!