Simple DIY Sugar Scrubs That Even Your Child Can Make
Whether you purchase them in retail stores or make them yourself. Sugar scrubs are a great add on to your beauty routine.
Most sugar scrubs are made from pretty basic ingredients most of which you probably already have in your home. Its also much cheaper to make them at home and its so easy. You can also make them and give them as gifts to friends and family. With the school year coming to an end how about making these with your child as a gift for their favourite teacher. The possibilities are endless. Just don't forget to make enough so you can keep one for yourself.
Sugar scrubs are so gentle that you can use them on your body or your face everyday .
By combining oils, sugar and sometimes fragrance you can make some pretty great exfoliants to help expose healthy and glowing skin cells.
Benefits of Sugar Scrubs
Sugar Scrubs are an excellent exfoliant. The tiny granules of sugar make it an excellent exfoliant for gently sloughing off dead skin cells.
They are an excellent moisturizer. Sugar is a natural humectant. It draws moisture from the environment into the skin. Sugar scrubs have been known to be helpful for skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid known as alpha hydroxy acid or AHA. AHAs can help to remove dead skin cells that clog pores. Glycolic acid is sometimes used too treat sun damaged skin or aging skin.
DIY Easy Enough For Moms and Children to Make Together
Before making these please be sure to go over the ingredient list to ensure that there are no allergy concerns.
Coconut-Vanilla Sugar Scrub
- 1/3 cup sea salt
- 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil (the kind that smells like coconut)
- 2 cups coarse sugar (turbinado or raw cane sugar will work best)
- 1 Tbsp of vanilla extract (depending on scent preference you can add more or less)
Instructions for Making Sugar Scrubs
1. In a medium bowl, stir together the vanilla sugar and sea salt.
2. Mix the vanilla extract with the coconut oil
3. Add in the coconut oil/vanilla mix to the sugar and sea salt mixture, and stir until combined - it'll be the texture of wet sand.
4. Transfer to an airtight container, and store at room temperature.
5. To use, place a dime-sized amount into the palm of your hand, and rub all over your hands ( or whichever part of the body you want). Rinse off with warm water. Enjoy the gentle fragrance and softer skin.
Here is another simple recipe that my daughter loves to create.
Ginger Cookie Scrub
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cane sugar or granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and ground ginger
Instructions for Making Ginger Cookie
1. Melt the coconut in the microwave for around 30 seconds. (you dont want to cause it to become a liquid but just soft enough that its easy to work with. If it turns to liquid just pop it into the freezer for a few minutes and it will harden again)
2. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and ginger into your coconut oil and combine.
3. package into air tight containers and store at room temperature.
Just for fun and because school is almost out for the summer and we are almost certain to hear the famous words "I'm bored" here is one last sugar recipe that your daughter will love . I have to admit even I enjoyed this one.
Kool Aid Lip Gloss Recipe
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1/2 package of Kool-Aid mix (these are the small packages) You want a flavor that you like with color so that you end up with a pretty product.
- Enough water to form a paste
- 1 tsp sugar to taste
1. heat the coconut oil in the microwave for 5 seconds
2. in another bowl combine your koolaid and water to make it into a paste
3. use a small whisk to mix it all together. Mix until all the sugar has dissolved.
4. spoon the gloss into 2 oz containers and voila you have kool-aid flavored gloss.
Did you know sugaring is also a good bikini wax alternative?