5 Homemade Sugar Body Scrub Recipes

5 Homemade Sugar Body Scrub RecipesRegular exfoliating is an important part of your body care routine. It helps to remove dirt, oil, grime and dead skin cells, unclogs pores, makes the skin softer and smoother, slows down the aging process, and helps moisturizers and other skincare products penetrate deeper into the epidermis. If you’re a fan of DIY skincare products, try these homemade sugar body scrubs for flawless and glowing skin.

Sugar is one of the best natural exfoliants. Its small crystals easily remove dead skin cells without scratching the skin (although we wouldn’t recommend sugar scrubs if your skin is overly sensitive or damaged). Sugar is an effective, safe and affordable exfoliant. And if you mix it with other natural ingredients, such as carrier oils, it will also help to keep your skin nourished and hydrated. Here are homemade sugar body scrub recipes for you to try.

Cinnamon & Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

The main ingredients of this scrub – vanilla and cinnamon – are beneficial for the skin. Cinnamon increases blood flow and helps to provide skin cells with nutrients. It also prevents clogged pores, flaking, and bacteria buildup. Vanilla has antioxidant and antibacterial properties, it helps to keep the skin healthy and glowing.

Mix ½ cup of raw cane sugar and ½ cup of white sugar in a jar. Add ¼ cup of a carrier oil (for example, olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil or sweet almond oil), ½ tsp of vanilla essential oil or extract, and 3 drops of cinnamon essential oil. Stir well. Keep the jar tightly closed and store in a cool dry place.

Sugar Body Scrub With Honey

Honey is valued for its moisturizing and antibacterial properties. It helps to keep the skin hydrated, relieves irritation, and even helps to treat some skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. To enhance the effect of honey, you can use any carrier oil of your choice.

Put ¼ cup of honey in the microwave and heat it until it gets liquid. Make sure not to overheat the honey, a few seconds will be enough. Pour the honey in a bowl and add 2 tbsp of a carrier oil. If you have oily skin, make sure that the oil you use is non-comedogenic. Stir well and add ½ cup of sugar. You can use white sugar, but brown sugar is better, especially if you have sensitive skin. Mix all ingredients once more.

Cocoa & Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

This is the perfect homemade sugar body scrub for chocoholics! Cocoa is a rich source of caffeine, theobromine and flavanol antioxidants. These substances prevent premature skin aging and stimulate skin cell regeneration, improve blood flow to the epidermis, and help to make the skin firmer and plumper.

Mix ½ cup of white sugar, ½ cup of raw cane sugar, ¼ cup of sweet almond oil, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and ½ tsp of vanilla extract in a small, sterilized jar. Close the lid and shake the jar until all of the ingredients are mixed together.

Gingerbread Sugar Body Scrub

What’s better than gingerbread? Gingerbread sugar body scrub! It smells just as delicious but it won’t make you gain any weight. Gingerbread body scrub contains various spices that increase blood flow and help to combat cellulite. Another important ingredient is unrefined coconut oil known for its strong moisturizing properties. However, if you want you can substitute it with any other carrier oil.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, ½ tsp of ginger, ½ tsp of cinnamon, ½ tsp of nutmeg, ½ tsp of allspice, and ½ tsp of vanilla extract. Gradually add ½ cup of coconut oil and ¼ cup of sweet almond oil. Mix all of the ingredients to achieve the desired consistency and scoop the scrub into a jar.

Matcha Sugar Body Scrub

Here’s a refreshing recipe for tea addicts. Matcha (green tee powder) is a strong natural antioxidant that neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals and slows down the aging process. The scrub also contains bergamot oil which is great for skin but phototoxic. So you should avoid sun exposure right after using this scrub. If you want, you can substitute for another essential oil or simply forego bergamot oil altogether.

Whip ½ cup of solid unrefined coconut oil until it reaches a creamy consistency. Add ¼ cup of safflower oil and continue whipping. Then add 1½ cup of sugar and 1 tsp of matcha powder, mix well. Finally, add 10 drops of bergamot essential oil and ¼ tsp of green tea extract. Since there is no water in this scrub, it can be stored in the fridge for a few months.





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