You probably have seen sugar scrubs in the beauty aisle at your local convenience or grocery store, but in many cases, you get a case of sticker shock when you look at the price tag, the sugar scrubs at the store can be so expensive! The worst part is with all the varieties available at the store, the temptation is there, despite the high price tag. Unfortunately, some of the varieties available at the store don’t have the best ingredients and can be full of preservatives. While others have an ingredient listing so simple it may leave you wondering if you could make it yourself, and you can!
Luckily, making your own DIY sugar scrub is easier than you think. Best of all, you know what’s going into the scrub and have complete control over the ingredients, plus it’s simple to make and inexpensive! If you want to have silky smooth legs this summer, check out this sumptuous DIY sugar scrub recipe.
DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe
• One wide-mouth small glass mason jar
• 1 cup granulated sugar or brown sugar
• ½ cup coconut oil (softened, not melted)
• ½ tsp vitamin E oil
• Essential oil(s) of your choice (optional)
• Plant-based food coloring, color(s) of your choice (optional)
1. Mix the coconut oil, sugar, and vitamin E oil together in a medium-sized bowl. If the mixture is to wet, add small amounts of sugar at a time, or if it’s to dry, slowly add more coconut oil. Mix until your desired consistency is achieved.
2. If you like, add your choice of essential oil or plant-based food coloring into the sugar scrub and mix well. Adjust as needed until you get the scent or color you desire.
3. Scoop the sugar scrub mixture into a small glass mason jar, or some other airtight container, and make sure it remains covered with a tight-fitting lid.
• Don’t be afraid to play with the sugar to coconut oil ratio. If you want more exfoliation, add more sugar to your sugar scrub, and if you want your sugar scrub to be more moisturizing, use more oil.
• If you don’t have vitamin E oil, or would like to mix up the recipe, try using grapeseed oil, olive oil, red raspberry oil, or some other healthy oil of your choosing.
• The sky’s the limit in regards to scent, so feel free to mix it up! For instance, using vanilla or almond extract is always a favorite, no matter the time of year.
• For hygienic purposes, use a spoon to scoop out the sugar scrub when in use. Also, this will help prevent excess water from getting into your sugar scrub.
• You can store your sugar scrub in your bathroom