DIY brown sugar body scrubs can be oh so simple to make, and most of the time, everyone has the ingredients already available in their pantry cupboards. Here is a collection of brown sugar scrubs that you can use on your body and even your lips.
Many people can find salt body scrubs to be harsh or irritating, so if this applies to you, the best solution is a brown sugar scrub instead! If you have dry skin, a salt scrub can end up with a burning sensation (like pouring salt on a new cut).
Please be aware that; sugar is the primary cause of yeast overgrowth, which has been linked to many skin problems, like acne, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, 'chicken skin,' etc. So with this in mind, perhaps limit if you apply any of these to your face and don't apply to your body too often.
NOTE: When using these Body Scrubs in the shower, be careful as it will make your shower slippery because of the oil! Take care!
Use as a refreshingly brisk scrub for feet and hands. (Not for use on broken skin.)
Yield: 1 Application for hands and feet
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Shelf Life: 1-2 weeks keep refrigerated
Make this excellent lemony sugar scrub for the shower or your lips in under 5 minutes.
The brown sugar exfoliates the skin. Lemon juice contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids that also aid in exfoliating, and it will also help to lighten darkening caused by sun damage. Olive oil is a natural emollient and will soften and moisturize skin. Honey also aids in moisturizing, but it's the best benefit as an antioxidant; it helps protect from harm caused by free radicals and premature aging.
Article Contributed By Danielle Lewis
Fall and winter are excellent times to exfoliate your whole body. There is no better way to keep your skin looking spring-ready all year round. Scrubs remove dead skin cells and reveal smooth, silky-soft skin.
Here are a few recipes to tantalize your senses with holiday fun. Festive colors and scents liven up traditional scented scrubs.
In a glass bowl, add all ingredients and mix. Spoon into airtight containers.
To make a "Pumpkin Spice Latte Body Scrub," add two teaspoons coffee grounds.
For a "Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Brown Sugar Scrub," add 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract.
if you can't get enough pumpkin this fall, consider making a facial mask.
For this scrub, we recommend using a fragrance oil for the scent of baked apple pie. You can find natural, toxin-free fragrance oils that are phthalate-free.
Blend all ingredients until mixed thoroughly and scoop into jars.
Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and mix. Spoon into an airtight container such as a glass baby food jar.
To make a "Striped Peppermint Scrub," follow the above recipe. Split the mixture into two parts. Add 1-2 drops of red food coloring to one of the parts and stir until pink. Add a 1-2 inch layer of the white mixture to your container. Then, layer 1-2 inches of the pink mix. Repeat until the jar is full.