Make Your Own Sugar Scrubs
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE SUGAR SCRUBS
Jars or containers – I like to use these eight ounce wide mouth canning jars because they hold about 1-cup of the mixture.
If you want to make the scrubs go further, put them in four ounce canning jars (these only hold about 1/2 cup).
Brown and/or white sugar – I usually use organic brown sugar, but white sugar is also great. Or, try a mixture of both.
Oil – a light oil usually works best. Generally, I use grape seed,sunflower, sweet almond, or light olive oil. Use one oil or mix a few together.
Essential oils or vanilla for fragrance – My favorite scents are sweet orange, lemon verbena, and lavender. Vanilla is also wonderful to use in the mix.
MAKING THE SCRUB BASE
Build a basic sugar scrub base by using a ratio of 1 cup sugar to about 1/2 to 3/4 cup oil. You can also add a little honey to the mixture. Honey is full of antioxidants, a wonderful moisturizer and it creates a glow to your skin.
Start with the lesser amount of oil and or honey and add the remaining amount of oil until the scrub is the desired consistency. Sugar scrub should hold together and not slide right off your hand.
Add 5 or so drops of essential oil per cup or 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Use this formula to make as many scrubs as needed.
For example, if you wanted to make 20 scrubs to go in 1-cup jars, you would mix 20 cups of brown sugar with 10-15 cups of oil. You would need to add 100 drops of essential oil ( or approximately 6 tablespoons of vanilla).
The scrub should last for about six months. You just want to make sure to close the lid between uses and don’t let water get into it from the shower.
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