Exfoliation is the key to soft, smooth skin. Many store-bought products claim to offer results but at what price? Many contain harsh chemicals, unknown additives, and all at the great expense of your wallet. No need to worry though, creating DIY sugar scrubs guarantees the same results (if not better) at a fraction of the cost. Not to mention, each recipe is quick, easy, and made with ingredients you can feel good about putting on your body. Keep reading to find several DIY sugar scrub recipes, all including organic essential oils and all targeting a different area of exfoliation.
DIY Lip Scrub - The Best Sugar Scrub For Those Pesky Chapped Lips
5 drops organic lavender essential oil + 5 drops organic frankincense essential oil + 1 tablespoon coconut oil + 3 tablespoons white sugar
White sugar acts as a great natural exfoliant, so it's a must-have in this DIY lip scrub. Mix the sugar with softened coconut oil (a few seconds in the microwave should do the trick). Add the lavender essential oil and the frankincense essential oil. Both are perfect for calming chapped and peeling lips. Massage onto closed lips in circular motions and rinse off when done. Store in a small container in the fridge, but make sure to keep in an easy-to-grab spot because you will definitely find yourself reaching for this DIY sugar scrub often!
DIY Body Scrub - The Best Sugar Scrub For An All-Around Soft Feel
10 drops organic orange essential oil + 1/4 cup coconut oil + 1/2 cup white sugar
As in the DIY lip scrub above, the white sugar is the main exfoliant, while the softened coconut oil moisturizes. The orange essential oil, however, is the star of the show. When added and used in your DIY sugar body scrub, it gives your skin needed Vitamin C, helping you to glow! Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, massage onto the body in circular motions, and rinse when finished. Store in a small container in the fridge and use it whenever your skin feels rough or congested.
DIY Face Scrub - The Best Sugar Scrub For Perfecting Facial Skin Texture
5 drops organic rosemary essential oil + 1 tablespoon oatmeal + 1 tablespoon brown sugar + 1 tablespoon honey + 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
Rosemary essential oil boasts both antibacterial and antiseptic properties. When added to your homemade facial exfoliator, it acts as the perfect essential oil to help keep acne at bay. DIY face scrubs prove a little more tricky than our other DIY sugar scrub recipes due to facial skin sensitivity. Because of this, you mustn't use too harsh of ingredients. Before you start mixing your scrub, make sure you finely grind both the oatmeal and the brown sugar in a food processor or blender. By doing this, you will help prevent any damage big, rough granules can cause to your skin. Once the brown sugar and oatmeal are fine enough, mix in the jojoba oil (a moisturizing carrier oil that won't clog your pores), honey, and rosemary essential oil. Massage onto your skin, making sure to avoid your eye area, and rinse off when done. Store in a closed container in your fridge and have your very own skin texture perfecter!
DIY Foot Scrub - The Best Sugar Scrub For Dry, Cracked Feet
8 drops favorite essential oil + 1/2 cup sugar + 3 tablespoons coconut oil
Love lavender? Or maybe lemongrass? Or maybe even something mintier like peppermint? Whatever your favorite essential oil is, add it to sugar and softened coconut oil to create the best smelling, moisturizing DIY sugar foot scrub. Massage onto your feet, getting rid of all those callouses and dead skin, and just wash off when done. Store in a closed container in your fridge until the next time because nothing's better than a scrub that moisturizes your feet and smells great while doing it.