Sugar Scrubs: How To Make Them, Benefits & DIY Recipes

In our earlier blog we covered how homemade body scrubs are a great way to enjoy the benefits of deep cleansing with organic and easily available ingredients. Moreover, a good body scrub helps in sloughing off dead cells that accumulate over a period of time, help increase blood circulation, reduce tan and enhance the overall appearance. Similarly, giving your face a good scrub is a great way of indulging in exfoliation that helps get rid of dead skin and keeps blackheads and whiteheads at bay.

Sugar scrubs are easy to make at home. Above all, they last for a while if stored properly in a cool and dry place. Handcrafted sugar scrubs also make awesome gifts for loved ones (look here for some cool ideas). If you are looking at ideas on how to use a sugar scrub, this article shall tell you more. In addition, it covers sugar scrub benefits.

Lets look at some easy DIY homemade sugar scrub recipes:

Start with fine granules of white/brown sugar as base and add a non sticky oil like virgin coconut oil or olive oil to make a gentle scrub. In addition, use ingredients like coffee grounds, essential oils, orange peel powder to your skin type.

Anti Aging Chocolate Sugar Scrub 

A great DIY sugar scrub with coconut oil recipe.

Take some 3 tablespoons brown sugar & add one tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder and enough virgin coconut oil to make a scrub like consistency. Use this scrub for body and to slough off dead skin cells on the lips. For an easy DIY sugar scrub for face, take fine brown sugar crystals. The anti aging benefits of cocoa powder work wonders for your skin.

Invigorating Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub

Lemon essential oil is known for its powerful antiseptic and anti oxidant properties. When applied externally mixed with a carrier oil, lemon essential oil helps keep wrinkles at bay and helps drain the lymphatic system. Moreover, lavender essential oil helps calm the system.

Take granulated white/brown sugar and add a little virgin coconut oil and mix well. Add a few drops of lemon and lavender essential oil to the mix and store in a clean jar. Use before showering on dry skin for glowing beautiful skin texture.

Cellulite Fighting Coffee & Sugar Body Scrub

The beauty benefits of coffee are endless (read some here). Coffee helps tighten skin, boost blood circulation and provides anti aging anti oxidants to the skin. Here is an easy coffee scrub that helps fight cellulite.

Mix 1/2 cup ground coffee with 1/2 cup brown sugar and little Virgin coconut oil. Add aroma oil of choice (peppermint is great) and combine to form a coarse paste. Apply all over body in circular movements and wash off. This peppermint sugar scrub is great for gifting too.

Skin Whitening Orange Peel Sugar Scrub

The health benefits of oranges are endless but as with all fruits, the peel is packed with more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than the fruit itself.

So next time you eat an orange, don't discard the peel but save it to make some orange peel powder which can be used to make homemade face masks and scrubs like the one below:

Take granulated white/brown sugar and mix well with little jojoba oil a little organic vanilla essence. Add orange peel powder and mix again. Store in a cool dry place upto 2 weeks.

To make homemade orange peel powder, read this article here 

Soothing Oatmeal Honey Sugar Scrub

An amazing brown sugar scrub recipe with goodness of oatmeal & honey.

Oatmeal apart from being healthy has many beauty benefits. Honey is a great moisturizer and helps provide deep hydration to the skin.

Blend oatmeal coarsely in a blender and put in a mixing bowl. Add some granulated brown sugar and some olive oil and mix well. Add a little organic honey to the mix and transfer to a clean jar. Use once a week.


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