To make a homemade brown sugar scrub, mix two parts brown sugar with one part oil with a spoon until fully incorporated, instructs About.com. If you want the scrub to smell good, you can also add in a few drops of any essential oil you want.
If you don't have any essential oils, crushing up some mint leaves or mixing in lemon zest also works. Coconut and olive oil work the best for this recipe, but you can ultimately use any type of oil you want, as stated by Wellness Mama. Brown sugar scrubs work well on both normal and dry skin. If you have very sensitive skin, darker brown sugar works well.
To use a brown sugar scrub effectively, only a teaspoon is needed for each shower or bath. Rub the scrub in a circular motion over the body with your hands or a loofah mitt, then rinse and pat the skin dry, as explained by About.com.
There are many benefits to using a brown sugar scrub regularly, including providing relaxing aromatherapy, facilitating smaller pores, helping to relieve dry skin and exfoliating away dead skin cells to make skin look healthier, as claimed by Skin Care Recipes and Remedies.