Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homemade Sugar Scrub

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Many of us are busy parents, grandparents, working, stressed... so sometimes we all deserve a little spa treatment.  With prices climbing and time being so limited, we sometimes don't get that pampering opportunity.  Although there are many commercial sugar scrubs in the market that are absolutely divine, sometimes you may run out of your favorite scrub or may need to cut personal expenses.  There are many homemade spa recipes that you may use to get that little personal luxury, so why not make your own!

I have tried a few recipes and found this to be one of the easiest and most functional for my needs.  I prefer brown sugar over white and salt only because I have sensitive skin.  This is a basic recipe, but you may try different variations, adding your own personal fragrance, personal oils etc...Just play with it until you get the perfect scrub that is right for you.

The ingredients that you will need are as follows:
-1 jar with lid
-1 cup Brown Sugar
-1/2 cup Baby oil---you may replace this oil with
 Jajoba oil or almond oil.(good for skin)
-1 tsp Vitamin E  in liquid form (good for skin too)
-1/2 tsp Fragrance (I used vanilla)
-1 tbsp Aloe Vera  (Optional)
-1 tbsp Peppermint oil (Optional)
You may find these ingredients in your local supermarket or organic shop.

To avoid making a mess, I mix the scrub directly in the jar.
Take the sugar and carefully pour it into the jar; next add the baby oil and pour slowly until sugar absorbs it.  Add vitamin E, aloe vera, and the rest of the ingredients.
  Take a spoon or small spatula and mix it well.
  Depending on how thick or watery you like your scrub, adjust the amount of sugar and oil until you get the consistency you want.  I like mine a bit watery.   

 Now you are all done.

Use the scrub in the shower or tub.  Massage the scrub in a gentle circular motion on rough patches, this removes dead skin, the scrub is also great for ingrown hair.
 Rinse with warm water.
  I love using this scrub on my feet and hands too.