Once upon a time, there was a woman. This woman had a head full of ideas and wanted to share her ways with the world. She started up a small business called Body Love, where she hand made body butters, sugar scrubs and more. The difference about Body Love was that all the ingredients were natural and organic. Essential oils, extracts and lots of love were thrown into her creations. Packaged in only the best amber containers, these were sure to reach people all around the country… after all, we all deserve to treat and pamper ourselves without the crazy price tag and bucketload of chemicals. But this woman’s idea was only short lived – she had a newborn baby, a blog, another small business and was down and out with a whack thyroid. But it always remained a thought in her head and heart, and to this day she still makes these butters and scrubs for herself.
Yes, that woman is me.
Our skin is the biggest organ of the body. So doesn’t it make sense to only nourish it with natural, nourishing organic products that it will drink and absorb? I wanted to share this DIY sugar scrub tutorial with you because it it incredibly easy. It’s a basic recipe from my collection (the rest are my secret!) and I will bet you a pack of goji berries that you have all the ingredients required to make this scrub in your home right now. Which mean no excuses! Take 5 minutes to whip up this sugary skin-loving scrub and use it in the shower tonight!
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1-2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
5 drops of your favourite essential oil
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to an airtight container. Easy.
In the shower or bath, use a clean hand or a scoop to remove a 1/4 cup worth of scrub. On dry or damp skin, gently rub the sugar scrub into your skin in a circular motion. Rinse off under the water and pat dry (you want to keep a bit of oil on the skin – don’t worry, it will absorb!).
Store the sugar scrub in a cool place out of direct sunlight. It should last many months!
The brown sugar softens the scrub. Brown sugar is good for things like facial scrubs as it’s much more gentle on the delicate skin. The oil can be substituted for any oil you have – olive, almond, avocado etc. If you’re using coconut oil be aware it may go solid once mixed with the sugar
This is probably the only time you’ll see sugar featured in a blog post on Hippie Mumma so I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on creating your own body scrub.
I’d love to know if you give this recipe a try!