Thursday, February 4, 2010
Homemade Sugar Scrub
I am a little freaked out by the idea of chemicals in beauty products. So to avoid some of those chemicals I like to make my own products as I learn how to prepare them. I make homemade mouthwash and tooth paste which I have blogged about previously. Somehow I forgot to post the homemade sugar scrub. This is a very quick and easy recipe for a homemade scrub.
Combine equal parts of sugar and vegetable glycerin. If you don’t have glycerin you can use olive oil. The glycerin is much easier to clean up which is why I use it instead of oil. Mix the two together with a spoon. Add a couple of drops of essential oil if you want fragrance. Use your hands to scrub the sugar onto your skin. Allow the mixture to remain on your skin for a few minutes and then remove it completely with warm water. Your skin will be noticeably softer and tighter. After I use the sugar scrub I put a light coating of olive or almond oil on my hands to seal in the moisture. My hands stay soft for days. I use this sugar scrub two or three times a week on my hands and once or twice a week on my face.
I will warn you this sugar scrub can be addictive. It leaves your skin so soft you will want to use it on your entire body. That is why I started using the glycerin. The oil leaves an unpleasantly greasy and slippery shower that needs to be scrubbed out immediately for safety reasons. Enjoy.