DIY Sugar Scrub
Alright y’all, winter is approaching and those dry months wreak havoc on our skin. Never fear – this little DIY sugar scrub will keep you lookin’ hydrated and glowing all year long.
The vitamin e and almond oils combine to create a dewy post-shower glow. If you add cosmetic glitter like I did, make sure you go easy on it and use a shade as close to your skin color as possible. I went too hard and as a consequence am out here lookin’ like I’m on the set of Twilight.
The rose petals smell great, will add a little more color, and help exfoliate – but they’re messy and don’t dissolve like everything else – so keep that in mind.
The exact measurements of everything are up to you. I like a good balance of sugar and oil, more sugar than oil. I add about 2 cups of sugar and 8-10 ounces of oil total. Play around with the amounts, mix it up and see how you like the texture. I use almond oil as the base, and then add about 2 ounces of vitamin e.
For color I used this natural soap colorant. I really like the vibrancy of them, and natural is important to me. I also found natural fragrance oils to add a dash of on Amazon – tropical smells are fun especially in the winter months.
You can get creative with this and search all sorts of natural soap and cosmetic ingredients to add, but this is a good starting point and will get the job done.
Using Your Sugar Scrub
I like to use my sugar scrub at the end of my shower, so I can keep as much of the oils on my skin as possible. Scrub it all over, rinse any remaining sugar or rose petals off, then gently dry off and rub any remaining oil into your skin.
- Almond Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
- Cosmetic Glitter (optional)
- Natural Soap Fragrance or Essential Oils (optional)
- Natural Soap Colorant (optional)
- Mix it all up and adjust your ingredients until you reach your desired consistency.