Make your own sugar scrub using ingredients you have at home.  You control the ingredients and can customize it based on your own preferences and/or available materials.  Not only does it exfoliate but it leaves the skin silky soft.  Never pay high prices for commercially produced sugar scrubs again.

Step 1: Ingredients

You Need:
1/4 cup olive oil*
1/2 cup granulated or brown sugar
essential oils for scent (optional)
herbs (optional)**

*Optional Oils:
sweet almond oil -- replace olive oil entirely or use in place of part of the olive oil
coconut oil -- replace olive oil entirely or use in place of part of the olive oil
jojoba oil -- replace about 1 teas to 1 Tbsp of the olive oil
vitamin E oil -- replace about 1 teas of the olive oil

**Optional Herbs --You can use whatever herbs you'd like or none at all.  Suggestions include:

does this make you face oily? i have acne prone skin...don't want to make it worse. thanks :)
Great instructable and photos! I use sugar scrubs on my little kids too, and did even when they were babies (babies get flaky skin at some points because their skin cell turnover is so high). I used the superfine baker's sugar for their sugar scrubs when they were little. It also helped get rid of any scalp buildup or cradle cap.<br> <br> Sometimes I like to mix the &quot;sugar in the raw&quot; with the regular sugar scrub if I'm using it on my legs, knees, feet, etc for a bit more grip. :)
LOVE LOVE LOVE those chubby thighs..my daughter was like that...looked like we tied rubber bands around her! <br><br>Thank you for making me smile about something that was so long ago! <br><br>Cheers!
Cute baby!! What good uses for babies!<br><br>Great idea for the superfine sugar and the sugar in the raw. It makes so much sense to adjust the size of the crystals for the use.
easy recipe :) I'll try to make it for myself soon, my skin really need a good scrup :)
Super idea! thanks for sharing!!

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