How do you make a sugar scrub?


Quick Answer

To make a sugar body scrub, combine sugar with a carrier oil in a bowl. Add small amounts of essential oils, food coloring and additional fragrant ingredients, if you prefer, and stir well. Transfer the mixture into a canning jar, and store it at room temperature for up to two months.

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  1. Add sugar to a mixing bowl

    Add white or brown sugar to a large mixing bowl, or use an equal amount of both, depending on how abrasive you want the scrub to be. White sugar is slightly more abrasive than brown sugar.

  2. Add oil to the sugar

    Add carrier oil to the sugar. You can use any type of carrier oil you have on hand, such as vegetable, olive, grapeseed, canola or jojoba. Use 1 part carrier oil to 2 parts sugar, and stir well.

  3. Add in essential oils

    Add in several drops of an essential oil, such as lavender, lemon, cedarwood, jasmine or orange. Add just enough to achieve the desired scent level.

  4. Stir in additional ingredients

    Add optional ingredients to enhance the sugar scrub, such as grated lemon zest, grated cinnamon sticks, ground coffee, honey, vanilla extract or nutmeg. Stir the mixture well before each use, and store it at room temperature for up to two months.

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