How To Make a Homemade Sugar Scrub: Recipes and Directions for a Sweet Face
Sugar is a great ingredient to include in making a homemade scrub. Sugar produces glycolic acid which naturally and organically exfoliates the skin. Another base ingredient needed in homemade sugar scrub recipes is an oil. Olive, avocado or almond oils are great choices. Olive oil is rich in proteins and vitamins and is easily absorbed by the skin. Avocado also has high vitamin content. Almond is rich in vitamins and proteins and helps in softening skin, and nourishes irritated skin.
Sugar, Honey, and Olive Oil Scrub
In our Natural Face Cleanser post we outlined a homemade sugar scrub recipe that is ideal for dry skin and acne. For this recipe you will need extra virgin olive oil (avocado or almond oil works as well), honey or aloe vera juice and granulated sugar. Take 2 tablespoons of honey or aloe vera juice, 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, half a cup of granulated sugar, and mix well. If you wash your face with warm water before applying the scrub, you will boost the circulation in the face and open up the pores, increasing the absorption of nutrients. After washing you face apply the homemade sugar face scrub, massaging it in, and leave it on the skin for up to 2 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
White and Brown Organic Sugar Scrub
For this homemade brown sugar scrub recipe you will need to mix equal parts of white sugar and brown sugar (how much you use depends on how much you want to make). Mix well. Slowly add in the olive oil or other base oil (avocado or almond). You can also add in essential oils such as vanilla, rose or orange.
Alternative: The Plain Honey and Oats Scrub Recipe
An alternative to using sugar would be to just use honey. Honey is great as it nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Oats are great for homemade scrubs as they are rich in iron, calcium and protein, and exfoliate without feeling to rough on the skin.
- Ingredients: runny honey, a lime, and finely ground oatmeal.
- Mix together the juice from the lime, with the honey and oatmeal.
- Wash your face first with warm water, then massage the scrub onto the face and leave it on the skin for 15 minutes, before washing it off with warm water.
For other alternatives to homemade sugar scrubs, using ingredients such as oats and almonds have a look at our article here: Create Your Own Organic and Natural Face Cleanser, Wash, and Scrubs.
Or why not try Cleopatra’s beauty secret and use milk to get rid of dead skin: Create a Natural Face Moisturizer At Home With Honey, Avocados, or Aloe Vera
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