I’m so excited to have this blog post up! I love sugar scrubs – they smell amazing and best of all, they make my skin feel like a baby’s butt! But, store bought jars are expensive. And if you take a moment to read the ingredient list, you’ll be stunned at the length of it with all the unreadable chemical additives. Instead, this recipe calls for an all-natural good for your skin scrub that softly exfoliates your skin. You can use it a few times a week without the worry of the additives you’re applying on your skin! The ingredients are common to any household and they don’t require fancy essential oils!
The base of any scrub that I’ve made is: coconut oil, sugar (no-brainer there) and vanilla extract. You can add on cinnamon powder, coffee or even cocoa powder to flavor it to your liking. To make a simple vanilla sugar scrub, you’ll need:
1/2 Cup of refined coconut oil
1/2 Cup of brown sugar (or white is fine as long as it is granulated)
1 tsp of any vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients together until it becomes a paste. You’ll notice that the oil rises to the top of the mixture and separates from the sugar. Don’t worry! Keep mixing and the sugar will dissolve into the oil. If you’re feeling fancy, add a few other ingredients such as cinnamon and coffee, as I have done below:
I love creating all sorts of sugar scrubs because I don’t have to worry about disturbing my sensitive skin. I’m no alchemist but DIY projects like these seem so complicated until you actually start doing it. Do you have a favorite sugar scrub recipe? Let me know, I’d love to try a new variant!
Until my next post,
All my love,