I see sugar scrubs on the shelf anywhere from $10-$50 for a small jar. Frankly, I’m annoyed by this. Partly because, I’ve always been the sucker that has bought them for that much! Sugar scrubs are incredibly cheap and easy to make, so please don’t pay more than you have to ever again!
If you’ve never used a sugar scrub before, you’re in for a real treat.
- It exfoliates your skin, leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated.
- The sugar is easier on your hands than salt, which can dry out your skin.
- It safe, with no harmful chemicals or side affects.
- It’s easy. I can make a scrub in 30 seconds.
- It’s customizable, allowing you to use your creativity and preferences.
The best thing about sugar scrubs is that you can’t really mess this up. You can customize the scrub to your liking, with hundreds of possibilities. You can try small batches as trials, and spend just pennies on experimenting.
Your Sugar Scrub Equation
Almonds, hazelnuts, or other nuts
Crushed candy canes
Vitamin E oil or baby oil
Coconut or jojoba oil
Banana or Tomato
Plain Greek yogurt
Tea tree, avocado or almond oil
Vitamin C crystals
Spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, etc)
Cardamom (ground or oil)
If you’re not sure how much of each to add, just experiment in small batches. I like the scrub pretty dry, while some like the oil–sugar ratio to be much higher. Just add your exfoliant to a bowl, and slowly start adding whatever moisturizer you choose.
I prefer to get about a teaspoon or so in my hands, spend at least 30 seconds scrubbing, then rinse it off with very warm water. You’ll be amazed at how good it feels. Feel free to use this on your hands, feet, face, or anywhere on your body, at the sink or in the shower.
For Christmas, I made labels, bought these awesome wide mouth Mason jars and tied rafia around it. Minus the cost of the jars, I made 9 jars for maybe $5.
- Brown sugar
- Organic white sugar
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Vitamin E oil
So go for it! Experiment!