Step 1: Ingredients
1/4 cup olive oil*
1/2 cup granulated or brown sugar
essential oils for scent (optional)
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:
Step 2: Creating Your Sugar Scrub
In a small bowl, combine oil(s) and sugar. If using essential oils, add a few drops. If using herbs, add about 1 teas or so.
Using a spoon, stir together sugar, oils, and optional ingredients. Place in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Step 3: Using Your Sugar Scrub
To use on Face or Hands
After washing your face or hands, scoop out a marble-sized amount and rub the scrub onto the hands or face. Massage the scrub into the skin gently. If applying to face, be careful to avoid your eyes. Don't rub too vigorously. Allow the oil to sit for a minute or so and rinse off with warm water. If you find your skin seems oily after use, wash lightly with soap and water. If desired, follow-up with your favorite moisturizer for extra softness.
While showering, scoop a gumball-sized amount out of the jar and gently massage into skin. Rinse well and use a moisturizing body wash to cleanse the skin.