I love sugar. I mean, one twinkie (read two) is never enough. You may even find me sneaking an extra piece of cake at a party just to satisfy my hunger for it.
Imagine my delight when I realized that sugar wasn’t something I could just consume, but rub all over my body! Yeah, I was sold before even researching it.
However, what I realized after researching sugar scrubs was simply how prudent they are, costing pennies where spa’s will charge a fortune. The other bonus is how powerfully they moisturize and exfoliate your skin. Those are two things I desperately need during and after a Minnesota winter! What I might love the most however, is that I’m not really adding anything into my schedule. I simply bring my sugar scrub with me in the shower, rub in on my dry skin, and each and every time I am pleasantly surprised by how silky smooth my skin is. It is a quick and powerful transformation.
So if you are looking for a simple way to treat yourself without breaking the bank, mark this page and use this recipe! It is easily doubled or tripled if you feel empowered to make a bunch and store as quick and easy gifts for a friend, boss, co-worker, neighbor, or hostess. Just store in an airtight container. Mason jars work great!
We could all use a little indulgence and spoiling. This is the perfect solution!
Simple Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar (This can be white, brown, coconut. Use what you have on hand and work toward organic so your skin doesn’t absorb toxins)
1 cup oil (I like coconut for the smell, olive works as well)
Essential oil’s: only a few drops are necessary, and use any kind you like. Lavender is my favorite.
Epson Salt: I love the purifying capabilities of this stuff and love the way it adds to the exfoliation of my skin. Just a few Tbls is necessary.
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container such as a mason jar. When using in the shower or the bath, I fill my palm with the scrub and rub it on each limb. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!