Sweet Sugar Scrubs

Sweet Sugar Scrubs

by Rachel Luisetto

The cold weather is here to stay and we all know what that means- dry skin. Why spend over 15 dollars for store bought body scrubs when you can make your own for less? Store bought scrubs contain many ingredients that most of us have probably never heard of before. If we don’t know what they are then why should we trust them being put on our skin? Here are two new DIY sugar scrub recipes that are inexpensive, easy to make and will leave your skin healthy and silky smooth. They also make pretty great gifts- bonus!

 

When life gives you lemons…make a sugar scrub.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

 FW Beauty Lemon sugar Scrub

What You Will Need:

–          1 ½ – 2 ½ cups of sugar

–          ½ cup of coconut or almond oil

–          1-2 tbsp. lemon zest

–          8-10 drops of lemon essential oil

 

How To Make It:

–          Combine both oils and lemon zest into a bowl and stir well

–          Gradually stir in the sugar a bit at a time until you reach your preferred consistency (the more sugar you add, the coarser the scrub will be)

–          Store in a GLASS container such as a mason jar

 

Don’t be afraid to try new scents. Instead of lemon, try using lime zest and lime essential oil for a coconut-lime sugar scrub. There are over 90 essential oils you can choose from to find the perfect sugar scrub for you.

 

You don’t have to be a tea fan to love this scrub. Green tea not only has amazing health benefits, but it also works wonders on skin.

Green Tea Sugar Scrub

 Green Tea Sugar Scrub

What You Will Need:

–          1 ½  cups of sugar

–          1 cup coconut oil or almond oil

–          2 tsp. green tea power

–          2 green tea bags

 

How To Make It:

–          Combine sugar and green tea powder in a bowl

–          Open green tea bags and empty the leaves into the bowl, stir well

–          Gradually add in oil and mix together

–          Store in a GLASS container such as a mason jar

 

Picture Credits:

Lemon Sugar Scrub- http://figandhoney.co/

Green Tea Scrub- http://www.livingbettertogether.com/

Applying Scrub Image- http://idlelive.com/