Make a simple homemade sugar scrub with essential oils, a 1/2 cup of brown or white organic sugar and a 1/2 cup of olive or coconut oil. Combine the ingredients and store the mixture in an air-tight jar. Variations of this recipe include a pumpkin pie scrub and a vanilla brown sugar scrub.
To make the pumpkin pie scrub, combine 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spices or 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. For a vanilla brown sugar scrub, mix together 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of almond oil along with 1/2 teaspoon of vitamin E oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Store each mix in an air-tight container. Essential oils of any variety can be added to the original recipe for individual preferences.
The total time for creating each sugar scrub is about 10 minutes, and each mixture lasts at least two months. When showering, only one tablespoon of the scrub is needed for the average person. To use the scrub, rub the mixture into the skin and rinse well. The scrubs are usable for isolated parts, such as the face, body, and feet, and the sugar's exfoliating nature results in smooth skin.