It's a Mom Thing Reviews & More!: DIY Sugar Scrub! - Alexandra

7/28/14

DIY Sugar Scrub! - Alexandra


My skin is often very dry but after the long winter that we had in New Jersey my skin was extra dry, especially on my hands, arms, and legs. I tried every lotion that I had in my house but nothing at all was helping. Then I thought of my sugar scrub (which I usually only use in the summer) and decided to give it a try. After a few days of using this scrub in the shower my skin was so hydrated and smooth. Keep reading to learn my recipe for this sugar scrub and my favorite uses of it!




Since it is summertime and many are wearing shorts I wanted to share this sugar scrub recipe with you so that you can make it at home! My absolute favorite time to use this scrub is after shaving my legs. I shave my legs, rinse it off, and then use the sugar scrub, this makes my legs feel amazing! Sometimes after using the sugar scrub I then shave again for extra smooth legs. Using the scrub after shaving helps to remove any dead skin, or leftover residue from shaving and it is magical, haha. I do use this scrub every time that I take a shower though, right after washing, it helps to keep my skin hydrated since I don't always have time to put on lotion. Once you start using this you will never turn back! This recipe is so simple and so inexpensive to make too, which is definitely an added bonus.


Ingredients:

1 Cup Sugar  
(I use pure cane sugar but you can use granulated or brown sugar)
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey 
(I use local honey but you can use any honey that you have)
1/2 Lemon, juiced 
(I used a Meyer Lemon this time since it is what I had on hand, a regular lemon is perfect too)



Step 1: Cut lemon in half and remove the seeds from the half that you are going to use. Squeeze out lemon juice into a bowl.
Step 2: Add coconut oil to the lemon juice.
Step 3: Add honey to the lemon juice and coconut oil and mix them together a bit.
Step 4: Add the lemon juice/coconut oil/honey mixture to your sugar.
Step 5: Blend everything together.





Ta-da! You are done, you now have sugar scrub! How easy was that?! 

I put the scrub into a plastic container with a lid so that I can keep it in the bathroom for when I take a shower and so that it doesn't dry out. It usually lasts me about two weeks or so depending on how often I use it and how much I use. 

I hope that you love this scrub as much as I do!






9 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful and easy! Now can I have a big svelte man come rub it on me? ;-)

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  2. I love homemade sugar scrubs! Although I never thought of using it after shaving & then shaving again. Totally trying your scrub - I'll have legs smoother than a baby bum!

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  3. That's pretty awesome! It looks good enough to eat too haha

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  4. I love sugar scrubs! I've never done any of the homemade ones but I'll have to try this one out. Thanks.

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  5. oh this sounds wonderful! love it

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  6. I've always wanted to make my own sugar scrub but I imagined it to be quite more complicated. Super glad it's not! I'm definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. Such a great idea, it's inexpensive and you get to experience a real spa treatment at home.

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  8. I like a good scrub. This one sounds great too. I think scrubs make good gifts too.

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  9. A good scrub is one of my favorite things

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