Basic Sugar Body Scrub by Corris

7/16/2009 07:55:00 PM / Posted by Heidi Bound /

Corris' last post was such a hit that we decided to bring you even more!


You Glow Girl!

It’s time to get glowing skin! My first homemade bath project was a batch of sweet smelling sugar scrubs that I made for my family. They loved it! I love sugar scrubs because they’re fairly simple and cheap to make from ingredients found in your own kitchen cupboard. Plus, you can give this away as fun summer gifts to all your friends and they will think you're soooo crafty!

Here’s a great little recipe for a sugar scrub that will help exfoliate your skin in the shower and leave you feeling soft and supple. You glow girl!

Basic Sugar Body Scrub:

1 clear plastic jar
1 cup sugar (brown sugar, raw, turbinado or any type will do)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (grapeseed or jojoba are good alternatives)
A few drops of a scented fragrance oil (optional)

Directions: In a plastic bowl, mix the sugar and olive oil and if you like, you can add a fragrance to make it more fun. Try lavender essential oil to soothe your senses or a citrusy fragrance oil for an energizing experience. Fragrance oils are safe for use on skin and can be purchased at your local health food store or online. Put the mixture in a plastic container or jelly jar and keep in the bathroom for use anytime. This scrub works best during a warm shower. Rub all over your skin and rinse off. Enjoy!

Note: After time, it’s normal for the oil to rise to the top and the sugar to settle to the bottom. Give the mixture a quick stir and you’re back in business!

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