Save Money With This Wonderful DIY Brown Sugar Scrub
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Sugar scrubs from fancy boutique stores can cost an upwards of $30. But having soft skin doesn’t have to come at such a high price. Make this fragrant exfoliator at home for only a few dollars a jar. It’s a perfect way to pamper yourself or give away as gifts.
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil*
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essential oil such as lemon or lavender (optional)
*Money Saving Tip: Substitute 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil or sweetened almond oil.
- Combine all ingredients (except brown sugar) in a mixing bowl and stir.
- Add one cup of brown sugar and mix well with a wire whisk or hand mixer (be sure to break up any lumps as you stir)
- Stop when the mixture resembles moist sand; if the mixture feels too dry, add more oil a few drops at a time, and if it feels too oily, add more brown sugar until the mixture reaches the moist sand consistency.
- Put into a jar or container than can be sealed tightly.
Rub a small amount into your skin using circular motions. Once the sugar is rubbed in, leave on for a few minutes then rinse under warm water. Pat dry then apply your favorite lotion for extra smooth skin.
Sugar Scrub Tips
- Store the brown sugar scrub in an airtight container for up to three months.
- Note that contents will settle, so mix the scrub before using.
- Sugar scrubs are not usually recommended for the face.
Want to make a batch and give away as gifts? These 4-ounce Ball Jelly Jars are the perfect size. When you order them on Amazon, they’re only about 70 cents each (they come in a pack of 12). Wrap some colorful string around the neck and you’ve got a pretty and useful gift.