DIY Homemade Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs also have a few benefits over salt scrubs. For one, small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin; two, because of sugar’s natural humectants properties, these scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils. Sugar scrubs are an exfoliating and hydrating body treatment that is a more gentle alternative to salt scrubs. Once the skin is dry, the therapist applies body lotion, leaving the skin soft and fragrant. The sugar scrub can remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, without causing pain.
Here is the method for preparing the sugar scrub.
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender (You can grow and dry your own or buy some here.)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
How to Prepare
- Blend together the coconut oil and sugar with a mixer. A little less sugar can be used, if preferred. I like using the full two cups because I’ve found after the scrub is fully prepared, the sugar still dissolves a bit more.
- Once the sugar and coconut oil are combined, add the drops of essential oil and mix again.
- Gently fold in the dried lavender.
- Spoon the scrub into air-tight containers. Set the containers out to use or gift to others.
How to Use
Wet your hands. Scoop out a small amount of the scrub. Rub it all over your hands. Rinse and pat dry. The scrub is great to use for other areas prone to dryness like elbows, knees, and feet. Using it is like having a spa day in your own home.