DIY Sugar Scrub Recipe

SugarScrub
Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. Mara is a perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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How It Works

Create a simple, better-for-you sugar scrub to help exfoliate and moisturize dry skin -- with just two ingredients...well three, if you count the jar ;) Here's how:

Mix together one cup of granulated sugar (type doesn't matter so go with your preference, or use up a neglected one in your pantry!) with one cup of oil (again, your preference, but I like sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Even olive oil works!). Voila -- you've got a natural sugar scrub free from harsh chemicals and without the hefty price tag. Store it in a glass jar and rub it into dry skin patches in the shower as needed. BONUS: if you're into essential oils, you can add a few drops of your favs and have a spa-like scrub at your fingertips (lavender, lemon, cinnamon, etc.) Enjoy!

PS: A jar of this with a cute ribbon and name tag makes for a delightful gift :)

 

What You’ll Need

  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar (brown, white, or your preference)
  • 1 Cup Oil (your preference)
  • Essentil Oils (optional)

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Story

I learned this great DIY beauty hack from Wellness Mama after getting tired of paying super high prices for scrubs that I knew were easy to make.

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Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. Mara is a perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
910 - Ambassador
3 weeks ago

You can also use used coffee grounds instead of sugar :) If it's not for immediate use you have to make sure to let the used grounds dry out first, but if you're going to use it within a day or two you can use the wet grounds and just add about 1/2 the amount of oil.

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