Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Sixteen Miles Out
Sugar scrubs are one of the best — and simplest — recipes to master when it comes to your homemade bath and body routine. Most likely, you already have the supplies in your kitchen cupboards, and this is one of those recipes that welcomes substitutions. You can experiment with various carrier oils depending on your skin type and needs, as well as different types of sugar. When it comes to sugar, one with a coarser grain will provide a more powerful exfoliant. The following basic recipe doesn’t include any additives, like essential oils, spices or herbs, or seeds; feel free to add on to the recipe as it best suits your skin-care routine. Make sure to follow safety guidelines when using essential oils, and have fun pampering your skin!
-½ cup carrier oil: coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, etc.
-1 cup sugar
-Airtight glass jar
In a glass bowl, combine the carrier oil and sugar, and mix until a scrub-like consistency forms. If using coconut oil, be sure to microwave the coconut oil in a glass bowl for 30 seconds, and let cool. Stir in any additional ingredients, like essential oils or spices, until combined. Store in an airtight glass jar.
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Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, daughter, and opinionated cat, Holly Golighty.