Using a body scrub can be a great way to exfoliate dead skin cells and rejuvenate your skin. Sugar may not be good for you in your diet, but it works really well as natural skin scrub. Keep reading to learn more natural skin care tips and how to make a spa at home for a fraction of a cost.
Sugar scrubs have become a part of my daily bath ritual. Once I experienced the benefits of exfoliating my skin with a nourishing sugar scrub I haven’t stopped using them. Many of you use commercial sugar scrubs as well on a regular basis. While there are many commercial sugar scrubs that are absolutely divine, sometimes you run out or are needing to save a bit of money and need to cut out some personal luxuries. There are many homemade spa recipes that can get you through the times you can’t have your premium bath products. Why live without, if you don’t need to!
The Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub
This is one of my favorite brown sugar scrub recipes simply because of how quick and easy it is to make and how great it exfoliates my sensitive skin, leaving it silky smooth. I prefer brown sugar scrubs over white cane sugar scrubs most of the time due to the sensitivity of my skin and the smell of brown sugar is much better in my opinion. There are many varieties to this basic recipe and you can play with it until you get the sugar scrub just right for your skin type.
Ingredients You Will Want For Your Brown Sugar Scrub
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
1 tsp Vitamin E (I cut open a couple Vitamin E liquid gel caps)
1/2-1 tsp Vanilla Extract
To make the brown sugar scrub simply mix the Almond oil, vanilla extract and Vitamin E in a properly sized bowl, add the brown sugar and mix it all together. Separate the mixture into a couple of nice glass containers if you wish, otherwise a Tupperware will do.
You can also experiment with different versions of this scrub. One option is to use different oil depending on the availability and your preference. For example olive oil works really well too as it contains squalane which is great for your skin. I also like to use essential oils for their great smells. My favorite is grapefruit. Try this spa at home and other natural skin care tips and let us know how you like it.