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How To Make Your Own DIY Brown Sugar Body & Lip Scrubs

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. A lot of 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 though 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., 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! exfoliating body scrub recipe

Recipe 1: DIY Cinnamon Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe For Feet & Hands

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

Ingredients:

  • Juice of one lemon (remove seeds)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream
  • Dash Cinnamon
  • 4 Drops Lemon essential oil


Blending Procedure:

  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl using a whisk.
  • To use, scoop out with fingers or a scoop. Massage over hands and feet. Doing this in the bathtub makes clean up much easier. Because of the olive oil, it could leave the tub a bit slippery so be careful.


Recipe 2: DIY Basic Homemade Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 TSP vanilla extract


Blending Procedure:

  1. Pack brown sugar into a bowl.
  2. Pour olive oil over brown sugar, and mix to form a paste.
  3. Add vanilla extract (optional for scent), and mix well.
  4. Keep refrigerated.


Recipe 3: DIY Brown Sugar Lemon Body & Lip Scrub

Make this excellent lemony sugar scrub for the shower or your lips in under 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Organic coconut oil
  • Brown sugar
  • A few drops of your favorite carrier oils, like jojoba or sweet almond oil
  • Lemon essential oil


Blending Procedure:

  1. Mix up your ingredients in a small container
  2. Add a little amount to your lips and scrub gently.
  3. Can be wiped or licked off of your lips.


Recipe 4: DIY Honey Brown Sugar Body, Face, and Lip Sugar Scrub

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 is as an antioxidant; it helps protect from harm caused by free radicals as well as premature aging.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Teaspoons of Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Honey
  • 1 Empty glass jar cleaned thoroughly. (Use whatever container you have handy that seals well.)


Blending Procedure:

  1. In a dish mix all ingredients
  2. Spoon into jar or container with a lid.

Article Contributed By Danielle Lewis
Sugar Scrub DIY Recipe


Fun Holiday Sugar Scrubs for the Body

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.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe halloween pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe

  • 1 1/2 Cup Organic White Sugar - Coarse
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Libby Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil from Trader Joe's
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 2-4 drops Plant Therapy Cinnamon Essential Oil

Directions:
In a glass bowl, add all ingredients and mix. Spoon into airtight containers.

Variations:
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.

Hot Apple Pie Scented Scrub

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.

  • 2 Cup Organic White Sugar - Coarse
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Oil
  • 10-15 drops Apple Pie Fragrance Oil
Directions:
Blend all ingredients until mixed thoroughly and scoop into jars.

3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub 3-Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub

  • 2 Cup Organic White Sugar - Coarse
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Organic Coconut Oil
  • 10-15 drops Plant Therapy Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and mix. Spoon into an airtight container such as a glass baby food jar.

Variations:
To make a "Striped Peppermint Scrub" follow the above recipe. Split the mixture into two parts. Add 1-2 drops 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.