If you are having issues with dry skin, there’s nothing better than a sugar scrub to moisturize and cleanse it! And the wonderful thing about sugar scrubs is this: you don’t have lotion up after leaving the shower! Pat (yes, only pat) the skin dry and carry on with morning preparations! Too easy, right? This is by far my favorite skin moisturizer, not only because it helps cut back on prep time in the morning, but because I haven’t found a natural skincare product that leaves behind such baby-soft, smooth skin!
Raw organic sugar contains properties that are beneficial to the skin. I highly recommend using it for these scrubs. For the face, you ask? Either lightly blend raw sugar to break it up, or go with a finer grain. The same is true for any other sensitive skin.
Deep Cleansing Sugar Scrub
- 1/2 C unrefined shea butter
- 1/4 C unrefined coconut oil
- 1/3-1/2 C raw organic sugar (depending on the density wished for)
Some favorite additives and aromas:
- Morning Call: 1 tsp vanilla extract & 1 Tbs coffee grounds
- Orange Blossom: 10 drops sweet orange essential oil & 1 tsp vanilla extract (an all-time favorite of customers)
- Antibacterial: 5 drops peppermint essential oil & 3 drops thyme
- Fresh Start: 8 drops essential oil lavender & 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Directions: place 1/2 C shea butter in bowl along with coconut oil. Whip for several minutes, until light and frothy. With a spatula, fold in sugar and additives (whichever you choose). Pop into containers and if battling dry skin, use weekly in the shower, applying to whichever part of the body is in need of help.
Apply at the end of your shower. If you have long hair, you may want to put it up to avoid getting oil in it. Turn the shower off and take a quarter sized bit of scrub in the hand. Apply to part of body where needed and gently scrub. Work with a circular motion, applying only light pressure. Unrefined raw sugar is rough and it doesn’t take much! Use wherever needed and when finished, turn shower back on. Very quickly rinse off to remove sticky sugars from the body, but don’t stay in long enough to remove the oils.nPop out of the shower and dry off with a fresh towel. Don’t slide it across the skin, but instead, dab and pat to absorb moisture and to leave oils on skin. Carry on with preparations for the day!