Body scrubs that are sold in stores can get a little spendy nowadays, especially considering how easy they are to make yourself!
This body scrub is definitely an essential during the dry winter months, and you already probably have all of the ingredients for it right at home.
Below are the steps and ingredients I use to make my own sugar body scrub.
The type of sugar you use all depends on how coarse you want your body scrub to be. I chose brown sugar for this body scrub, which is coarser than white sugar. Salt can also be used, which tends to be the most coarse in comparison with sugar.
Whenever I can, I try to reuse old jars. I chose an old jelly jar that I found lying around, but almost any container will do. Once you have a container, fill it with the sugar/salt of your choice.
I like to use coconut and vitamin E oil in my scrubs. Coconut oil is incredibly moisturizing, and vitamin E oil has many skin-nourishing benefits. I also like to add 5-7 drops of essential oil to add a nice scent. I chose a citrus essential oil for this sugar scrub.
Because a scrub is so easy to make, measuring portions isn’t really necessary. As long as it will fit into your container of choice, then the portions are really up to you. If you want your scrub more oily, then you can always increase the oil portions. To make things super simple, I measured out the oils to 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil.
Now that you have all your ingredients, add the oils to the sugar/salt.
Then, mix together the scrub until the sugar absorbs all the oil. You may have to add more sugar/salt until it becomes consistent.
Now you have made your own body scrub! How easy was that?!