Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe
A simple, skin-soothing homemade body scrub with brown sugar and vanilla - sweet!
This yummy brown sugar body scrub recipe is good enough to eat - and your skin will love it too!
Good for all skin types, this homemade body scrub is gentle enough for problem skin
and excellent for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
It's also rich in natural alpha hydroxy acids, which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Over time (and with regular use) this recipe will give you younger
looking, clear, glowing skin. (Don't forget to drink your 8 glasses of
water a day!)
Sugar scrubs are gentle enough to use daily, yet powerful enough to smooth and soften even the toughest, roughest skin.
- Using a metal spoon, stir together sugar, oil and glycerin (if using) in a glass or ceramic bowl
(or even the jar you intend to keep it in - remember to use
dark glass or PET plastic.)
- Drop in the essential oils, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the sugar body scrub mixture.
Stir until thoroughly mixed.
- To use, take a quick, warm shower
to wet your skin. Standing in the bathtub,
massage the sugar body scrub into your skin using gentle circular
motions until your skin is rosy and tingling from the increased
- If you want to amplify the wrinkle-reducing effects, let it dry and tighten on your skin for a few minutes.
(Make sure the bathroom is really warm so you don't freeze while you're waiting!)
- Rinse off under the shower, towel dry and moisturize.
Cautions for using homemade body scrub recipes: Do not use on broken or irritated skin,
and avoid your face and genitals.
Customizing Your Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe
Here's where it gets really fun!
Add more or less oil to the sugar body scrub recipe depending on how liquid-y you want the scrub to be. There is no wrong answer here.
Add a teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel to alleviate problem skin such as eczema or psoriasis,
or just to support normal skin.
Add 1 teaspoon honey to extra-moisturize dry skin.
Use cane sugar instead of brown sugar. Cane sugar contains enzymes rich in alpha hydroxy acids,
which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Don't use sugar cane if you have acne.
Use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (yes, the stuff you use in cakes) if you don't have Vanilla essential oil - MUCH cheaper!
Secret Weapon for Stupendous Skin
Here's a great secret for incredibly soft, smooth skin.
After you're done exfoliating, step out of the shower and wrap your hair in a towel but DON'T DRY OFF.
Before you dry off, rub a body oil into your wet skin.
(By the time you're done, your skin will have absorbed the oil, so your towel won't get all oily.)
That's it! Simple, quick and totally effective!
Buying Sugar Body Scrub Ingredients
You'll find brown sugar at your local supermarket. Same with several
types of carrier oil such as olive, grapeseed (good for oily skin) and
even sesame or almond.
Check in the natural health/organics section if your grocery store has
I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs
for other ingredients. Here's some quick links to the stuff you'll need for this brown sugar body scrub recipe.
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