Making your own beauty products is an excellent way to know exactly what is going inside it. If you have sensitive skin then you do not have to worry about any harsh chemicals being added because you have made it yourself. Most of the time all you need to make at-home beauty products are some things in your kitchen. This exfoliating sugar scrub is no exception. Your skin will be naturally buffed by the raw sugar, and you can mix it up on an as-needed basis. Plus, it smells good enough to eat.
1 cup white or brown granulated sugar
½ cup olive or coconut oil (do not forget to warm the coconut oil)
Essential Oils (vanilla or gardenia are great)
1 small mason jar with a big opening
This is probably the easiest beauty product you will ever make and it takes less than ten minutes. First, you grab all of your ingredients. Then, you pour them into the jar and mix them all together. You will want to add the essential oils that you like, some have different properties that target specific skin issues like acne and aging. Once you have mixed everything together you can store it in the jar for later use or you can use it right away. One thing to be mindful of is that if the mixture gets moisture in it the sugar will melt and lose its exfoliating properties. Use a spoon to scoop it out to avoid this.
Variations On The Scrub
There are a lot of things you can add to the sugar scrub base to make it a bit fancier. If you want to use it on your face you will want to make it a bit gentler, as the skin around your eyes and lips is thinner than the rest of your body. For this scrub, you should use the base scrub ingredients but add a ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil, a ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, and about 15 drops of lavender essential oil or until the smell is to your liking. The vitamin E oil works to reduce any redness while providing some much-needed moisture. Essentially, you can add a wide variety of ingredients to spice up this scrub such as adding pumpkin spice for a fall flavor or some lemon essential oil for a citrus touch. It really just depends on the scents you like as the sugar is the one that will be doing all of the work. Just do not forget to moisturize when you are finished as your skin will be a bit dry afterword since you will have just stripped it of all of its natural oils.