make your own sugar body scrub

Still thinking of what to get your best friend, sister, or mom?

Make Your Own Body Scrub

You will need:
White Cane Sugar
Raw Sugar, Turbinado Sugar, or Brown Sugar
Cinnamon
Oatmeal
Sea Salt
Baking Soda
Olive Oil
Jars or Plastic Bags

First, I decided on how much I wanted to make. The easiest way to do this, is place all of the ingredients into the container you plan on using.

I wanted to make two jars full.

Here are your proportions. I added half white sugar and half brown sugar in each jar. Then I added about two table spoons of cinnamon to each jar. Then I topped each jar off with about 1/4 cup of oatmeal.

Sugar and oatmeal are great for your skin, they both exfoliate and nourish.  The cinnamon adds a lovely smell, you can substitute the cinnamon with an essential oil, if you’d like. You could also throw in some vanilla extract, but I was out.

Then I poured both jars into a mixing bowl. Once in the mixing bowl, I added about two tablespoons of baking soda and a 1/4 cup of sea salt. Baking soda clears up acne and sea salt is also a great exfoliant and provides your skin with minerals.

Now mix it together.

Once you’ve throughly mixed this, it’s time to add the olive oil. Olive oil ads moisture to the scrub. Just be aware that I used a lot of olive oil for this mix, and that stuff isn’t cheap. I used about a cup. However, I was making a large batch of this. Start adding in the olive oil a few tablespoons at a time.

It’s really important that this mixes throughly into every ingredient.

Eventually your mixture will start looking more like a moist scrub.

You want it to have a gooey texture, like cookie dough.

This is the look mine had once it was completely saturated.

Next, scoop it into your jar.

And you’re done. All you have to do is add a nice label (unlike my boring labels). You can find tons of free cute label templates online.

The cursive is the only thing I have going for me.

Treat a friend to a nice pampering session. The best part about this is that it’s chemical free! There isn’t a need for any warning about getting it in your eye/call poison control/swallow and die. It’s all natural and edible (although not recommended, uh sugar high.) It also leaves your body smelling like oatmeal cookies. I couldn’t believe how awesome the cinnamon and oatmeal made this smell. Feel free to fool around with ingredients and scents, substitute sugars, oils, and flavors. Experimentation is the best part about homemade.

About heidi

a twenty-something young professional who enjoys crafting, cooking, sewing, and re-purposing old things.
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2 Responses to make your own sugar body scrub

  1. Jessa says:

    I’m gonna try this tomorrow as a last minute addition to my family’s gifts! I’ll let you know how it turns out. Have you seen this?
    http://www.earthmama101.com/search?updated-max=2010-12-21T09:33:00-05:00&max-results=1
    I’m loving her blog and want to try this too. Maybe for next year…

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