Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate, smooth and soften you skin. And-They are so easy to make! All you need are a few ingredients from your kitchen and you'll be ready to go.

Today I will share two different recipes that you can make in under five minutes.


Essential Oil Sugar Scrub

This recipe uses only three ingredients, sugar, olive oil and essential oil.
You can use a variety of different types of oil, like sweet almond, safflower or avocado oil, as long as it is liquid at room temperature. For these recipes I am using olive oil because it is the most common. You can pick up most of the fancier oils at natural food stores or vitamin stores.


What you will need (makes approx 8 ounces):
  • 1c of Sugar
  • 4oz of Olive oil (or another oil of your choosing)
  • 10-15 drops of Essential Oil (I used lavender)
Mix the essential oil into the olive oil first, then stir in the sugar until your scrub is thoroughly mixed. Pour you new sugar scrub into a container with a lid, like a mason jar or a plastic tub. I used a plastic container because I keep my scrubs in my shower.
 



I used Lavender essential oil for this recipe because I love the benefits it provides. It has a soothing effect for irritated skin, has antiseptic qualities and it a good bug repellent. Other essential oils you could use for your sugar scrub are peppermint, tea tree, or lemongrass. Most health food stores will have a wide variety to choose from.

I also added a little popsicle stick to stir the mixture up before using it.



Warm Brown Sugar and Vanilla Scrub

I really wanted to just add apples and some flour to this mixture and bake it and eat it. It smells that good! Requiring only four ingredients you could probably whip this up on the side when you are baking cookies. :)


What you will need (makes approx 8 ounces):
  • 2/3c of Sugar
  • 2/3c of Brown Sugar
  • 4oz of Olive oil (or another oil of your choosing)
  • 10-15 drops of Vanilla Extract



Mix the vanilla extract into the olive oil first, then stir in the sugars until your scrub is thoroughly mixed. Pour you new sugar scrub into a container with a lid, like a mason jar or a plastic tub. I used a plastic container because I keep my scrubs in my shower. 



This recipe calls for more sugar than the basic recipe above and will have a chunkier texture. You can play around with the ratios of sugar to oil to get the consistency that you prefer. Personally I prefer my scrubs to have a little more oil in them because it makes my skin softer. If you are wanting to use your scrub for your hands, feet or elbows, you will want a thicker/chunkier consistency for maximum exfoliation.

At The Pig and The Peacock, we like to add all kinds of other goodies to our scrubs like jojoba oil, shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin e and sometimes oatmeal or coffee. Once you have the basic recipe down, you can start making up your own!

Note: Be sure to avoid getting water into your scrubs or they may spoil more quickly.