Don’t you love having soft, clear skin? But perhaps, like me, you no longer want to buy overpriced exfoliants. So why not try a homemade sugar scrub? I love homemade products because you know the ingredients you’re putting into it, it’s just as effective, produces less waste and all for a fraction of the price. Interested?
This is a moisturising sugar scrub, which leaves you with soft, smooth skin. The coconut oil moisturises your skin, while the sugar granules remove dead skin cells and dirt.
I chose to use geranium essential oil for its brilliant properties, but you can use whichever essential oil/oils you want. Geranium has an uplifting aroma, which helps relieve stress and low moods. It is also used to help regulate oil production, as well as tighten and improve skin elasticity, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
- 50g coconut oil
- 5-6 drops essential oil (optional)
- 50g white or brown sugar
- Mix together the coconut oil and essential oil.
- Add the sugar and mash it all together with a fork.
- Transfer the mixture into a glass jar.
I like to gently massage a small amount of the scrub over my face 2-3 times a week. Also, I massage this into my feet when they’re feeling a bit rough to leave them beautifully soft.
If you live in a warm climate, store the sugar scrub in the fridge to prevent the coconut oil from melting. Also, if you’re using a clear jar, like I have, keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent UV light from degrading the essential oil.