Sugar scrubs have been popular for a while, but I’ve been hesitant to use them, as my skin is extremely sensitive and easily irritated by chemicals and perfumes. Fortunately, though, sugar scrubs are easy and quick to prepare. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Use organic raw or Turbinado sugar (its crystals are large and golden in color). Use organic coconut or olive oil, the best quality you can find. (If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin).
Scent your scrubs with organic, high-quality essential oils, if you desire. They will add not only an aromatherapy component to your scrub, but they are also good for your skin. (Try oils such as lavender, Roman chamomile, Frankincense, or jasmine.
Stay away from using peppermint, especially on your face, as it could be irritating.)
Finally, use the scrub regularly, but not everyday, especially if your skin is sensitive. A couple of times a week is plenty.
You can use this scrub on your face and body, but again, be gentle. Don’t rub too hard, especially on your face.
I like to make this scrub and keep it in a pretty glass or plastic (safer) container in my shower so it’s always available.
I hope you try this recipe; let me know what you think.
1 cup organic Turbinado sugar
1/2 cup organic unrefined coconut oil
About 3 drops essential oil (optional)
Stir together all of the ingredients in a bowl or container. Store, covered, at room temperature up to one month.