Refresh and exfoliate the skin with this all natural DIY brown sugar body scrub, perfect for dry and dull winter skin! Learn how to make this homemade sugar scrub using natural household ingredients.
It won’t be long until the chilly winds of winter give way to warm, sunny breezes. Boots and knee socks will be stored away, making space in closets for skirts, capris, sandals and tank tops. Spring is a time for soft feminine fashions, scrupulous pedicures, and the newest sunnier shades of lip gloss and nail polish. Beautifully glowing skin is important when slipping into the fresh new fashions of spring. Scrub away that dry winter skin with a DIY brown sugar body scrub that can be created from ingredients that are natural and easy to find.
The first thing you will need is an exfoliant, household sugar or salt work well for that purpose. We chose brown sugar because sugar is kinder to sensitive skin than salt, however salt works great on the stubborn dry, rough skin on elbows and heels. Brown sugar is good for the skin because it is natural and has smaller particles, which makes it best to use on the face and other sensitive skin areas.
To make a nice homemade sugar scrub that will invigorate and moisturize your skin, gather the following ingredients, locate a glass jar with a lid for storing your concoction, and create your scrub. This recipe can be adapted to your choice of fragrances or other additions. The base of the recipe is the sugar or salt and the oil. A simple mason jar filled with this DIY brown sugar body scrub and tied with twine and a tag make for a great gift! Here’s how to make a sugar scrub, great for refreshing and exfoliating the skin!
Natural DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- ½ cup of brown sugar
- 2 tsp. almond oil
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1-3 drops essential oils, your choice (lavender, peppermint, vanilla, coconut, etc)
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That’s all there is to it! Combine the ingredients with a whisk and scoop the mixture into the glass jar. The mixture will keep for 2-3 weeks. To use the scrub, simply immerse yourself into a warm bubble bath, spoon out the desired amount and gently rub it into your skin using a circular motion. Sea salt can be used for those stubborn heels if you need a little extra coarseness. If you’re in a hurry and want to use a scrub as you take your morning shower, use the salt, the oil, and a teaspoon or two of lemon or orange zest for a quick, refreshing wake up scrub. Experiment until you find just the right combination for you.
The hustle and bustle of everyday living leaves little time for pampering ourselves. Take a few minutes to indulge your self with this homemade sugar scrub, a little treat for the skin. Take delight in looking in the mirror at your fresh face, and beautifully glowing and moisturized arms, legs and body.
Thankfully, skin exfoliation is just one of many treatments for men and women at Skana spa in New York. Each day new remedies are made so people can feel and look their best. we hope you enjoy this exfoliating body scrub recipe, I am so happy to be able to share tips and tricks like this. Thanks to Michelle Pino for the post!