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Once you know how easy it is to make your own sugar scrub, you probably won’t be tempted to spend $20, $30 or $40 on a jar. Even if you use organic sugar, you’ll still be saving lots of cash!
This also makes a great gift, especially in a cute glass jar with a ribbon and a tag with the ingredients.
An important note about essential oils: They are extremely concentrated, and there are risks associated with use; some for direct use on skin, some related to use during pregnancy, some causing photosensitization, etc. For recipes like this, I only use a few drops, and I use oils that are generally safe, such as lavender, rose, jasmine and sandalwood.
This sugar scrub and a facial exfoliator (which I shared on Instagram recently) are really the only two skin care items I make. You can read more about my skin care regimen HERE.
Super-Luxe Sugar Scrub
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons salt (kosher or sea)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
5-10 drops essential oils, optional (see note above)
lavender and/or rose petals, optional
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir to combine.
- For storage: Glass jars look the nicest, and you won’t have to worry about things like BPA. But please be careful when using glass in the bathroom, especially if you have children.
- To use: This is great for hands, feet and body. Scoop out a small amount and massage into the skin. Rinse with warm water. (Please be careful if using this on your feet in the shower.)
If you’re interested in safer skincare, click here to see my review of the new products I’ve been using.
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Since, as you mentioned elsewhere, what you put on your body goes in your body, why would you use sugar in a scrub – especially when salt is a great alternative?
I prefer the combination of both, and don’t think that the amount of sugar my body will absorb will have any negative effect on my health. But feel free to do what works best for you!
Sugar cannot be absorbed through your skin, if that is your concern. Or are you concerned about sugar harvest? Any ways, I prefer sugar to salt scrubs, because salt can sting if you use it on freshly shaven skin. Thanks for this recipe! It boggles my mind that most sugar scrubs are $20-$40. Occasionally buy a jar at TJ Maxx for $4.99-ish which is a more reasonable splurge.
That’s why I love sugar more than salt, too. Salt can be a bit painful!
I love this scrub and use this recipe all the time! It’s a constant to have some in my bathroom. Thanks, Simone!
so glad you love it! I need to make up another batch for myself 🙂