Women tend to give their time and attention to everyone and everything but themselves. We’re all so busy! Most of us don’t have the time for all of our basic needs let alone day-long spa visits. Indulge yourself today with one of my simple, at home skin treats.
Sugar scrubs are a simple and easy way to pamper your skin. Not only do they feel luxurious while using them, they make your skin feel soft and smooth afterward. The sugar’s granules act as an exfoliant and slough off dead skin cells. Sugar scrubs are a great moisturizer because sugar is a natural humectant—meaning sugar retains and preserves moisture. The scrub’s honey or oil also make it moisturizing.
These simple sugar scrubs are easy and quick to make at home with only a few ingredients. Make them for yourself or give them as a thoughtful, homemade gift.
Orange Almond Sugar Scrub:
- 1 ¼ C. Granulated Sugar
- ½ C. Almond Oil
- 12 Drops Orange Essential Oil
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Lavender Honey Sugar Scrub:
- 1 C. Granulated Sugar
- ½ C. Honey
- 2 tsp. Almond Oil
- 2 tsp. Water
- 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
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Vanilla Honey Brown Sugar Scrub:
- ½ C. Brown Sugar
- ¼ C. Granulated Sugar
- ½ C. Honey
- ¼ Tsp. Vanilla Extract *
- 1 tsp. Water
*This extract has alcohol in it, so if you’d prefer, use 5 – 10 drops of vanilla essential oil instead.
**It’s always a good idea to do a test area first and make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction to any skin product.
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To mix your scrub:
- Put sugar(s) in a bowl first
- Add honey or oil
- Add water if called for
- Add required essential oil or extract
- Blend all ingredients thoroughly
- Add extra essential oil if desired
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container. These jars came from Walmart and were $2.53 each.
***When using, apply liberally after first cleansing with soap or body wash. Rub in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly. After drying skin, follow up with your favorite body lotion.
I hope you enjoy these simple sugar scrubs. Let me know any of your favorite sugar scrub recipes in the comments section below!
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.