Monday, August 03, 2009

Homemade Sugar Scrub, another fun body product to make at home.

Salt scrubs can be a bit harsh on skin, sugar is actually a gentler exfoliant, which makes it better for an all-over body scrub. Use salt scrubs for the rougher parts of your body like elbows, heels and knees. This recipe is easy to make and fun to use.

Note: Only make what you will use within a couple of days otherwise it is best to add a natural preservative like grapefruit seed extract or even a synthetic preservative. It will go bad if you don't.

Super Sugar Scrub

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup oil (virgin olive oil or almond oil are recommended but any light, odorless oil you have on hand will work)
1 TBS baking soda (optional, but it makes it a little effervescent)
5 drops essential oil for fragrance or aroma therapy. We suggest citrus oil.

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly mixed, put into a sealed container to store. Use just before your next shower and enjoy your soft new skin. Be sure to scrub the tub or shower floor thoroughly - it will be slick from the oil and can be dangerous if you don't.

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    Soap Kitten said...

    Love that you add baking soda to it. I never thought of that! :)

    Cassandra said...

    this looks fun to make ... I'd better not try it in a baking recipe ...