Friday, April 8, 2016

DIY Sugar Scrubs Recipes

Hello Loves!!

A couple weeks ago, I posted a bunch of sugar scrub recipes that are absolutely wonderful and here are some more. I just can't help myself. These are great presents for your friends or yourself. They are so wonderful for your skin and so easy to make!

one// Peppermint Candy Cane Scrub
This one is perfect for Christmas (yes, I know its too early for this but its also not). Peppermint is also great for the skin. It tightens and rejuvenates the skin.

2 cups sugar
1/4 to 1/3 cup almond oil
Peppermint essential oils

Once it is all mixed together to a consistency you like you can divide it into two batches to make the different colors. The pink can be done with pink food coloring or some drops of raspberry juice. You can then add the colors in alternating bands for a cute gift.

two// Brown Sugar & Vanilla Scrub
I like these brown sugar scrubs. The consistency of them is a little different due to the sugar. It is a lot less harsh than white sugar scrubs.

1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2-3 tbsp coarse sea salt
1/2 cup olive oil (approximately)
10 tbsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean pod (optional)

Mix together the white and brown sugar then add the salt. Add the vanilla bean pod (not necessary for your skin but it smells good). Pour the olive oil into two cups of the mixed sugar. Allow the olive oil to soak through. Mix the ingredients and add the vanilla extract. Spoon into the mason jars and seal tightly. 

three// Ginger Sugar Scrub
Ginger is great for sensitive skin, it acts as an anti-inflammatory and decreases the redness.

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp ginger, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup oil (tea seed, jojoba, sunflower, or almond oil)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup salt
1-4 drops essential oil (lemon)

Heat the coconut oil and ginger pieces for 5-10 minutes until ginger scent and juice has transferred into the oil. Remove from heat and press through fine sieve. Mix the warm coconut oil with other oil. Stir to combine & cool to room temp. Add sugar and salt. Scent with essential oil and pack. Makes approximately 8 ounces.

four// Honey & Sugar Foot Scrub
Honey is great as a healing agent. This is a great foot scrub and helps your feet get soft and ready for your flip flop weather!

1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp honey
2 drops peppermint essential oil

Combine all of the ingredients, stir to fully combine. Does not have to be refrigerated. Massage into feet and enjoy!

Which are your favorites?