June 28, 2016
DIY Sugar Body Scrub
Get your skin summer ready with this all natural DIY sugar body scrub. Not only is this scrub cost-effective, but it is also safe to use on the whole body. This guide provides everything you need to create a hydrating and exfoliating sugar body scrub.
DIY Sugar Body Scrub Tutorial
In our guide, we’ll outline the straightforward steps and necessary ingredients for this simple tutorial. Today’s TuesTorial comes from students and staff at La’ James International College in Cedar Rapids.
What You Need
- 1 cup of Coconut Oil
- ½ cup – 1 cup of Sugar
- Essential Oils [avoid citrus oils as it will intensify the effects of the sun and cause your skin to burn]
- Sealed Glass Container
Gather your ingredients: Coconut Oil, Sugar & Essential Oils. [Remember to avoid citrus oils as it will intensify the effects of the sun and cause your skin to burn.]
Fold the sugar into the coconut oil and mix until fully combined. Do not add the essential oil just yet. If the coconut oil is to hard, you can heat it slightly but do not let it melt of the sugar will dissolve.
Transfer your mixture into a glass container and then add the essential oil. Using a glass container is important because essential oils will pull the toxins from plastic into your scrub, which then would get into your pores. Optional: Dress up your jar with a cute label!
Massage gently into the skin, working toward the heart. Remove the scrub with a warm, wet towel and admire your new shine! To store your leftover scrub, simply place in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it again.
Thank you, Cedar Rapids for the great tips and for participating in today’s #LjicTuesTorial!
With this scrub, you can exfoliate those feet for sandal season AND your skin for a more flawless summer glow. This body scrub is versatile, suitable for use on your entire body, and offers huge exfoliating and hydrating benefits.
Are there gentler sugar scrub variations I can try for sensitive skin?
For a gentler scrub, go for finer sugar like brown sugar. Use calming oils like jojoba. Skip irritating essential oils; go for fragrance-free options. Before using, test a small amount on your inner arm, wait 24 hours, and check for reactions.
Can I substitute certain oils or scents based on my allergies?
If you have sensitive skin, choose jojoba; for normal skin, go for coconut; and for oily skin, opt for grape seed. For scents, choose fragrance-free or elevate your experience with calming dried herbs like lavender or chamomile.
How long will my homemade sugar scrub last, and how should I store it properly?
Make your homemade scrubs last longer by keeping them in the fridge, staying fresh for 1-2 weeks. Use an airtight container to prevent bacteria growth. Keep it fresh, store it properly, and savor the benefits!
What ingredients can I add to target specific concerns like dry skin or oily skin?
For dry skin, boost moisturizing effects with ingredients like honey, avocado oil, or aloe vera gel. To tackle excess oil on oily skin, use absorbent elements such as green tea powder or clay masks.
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