Why is it that our homemade sugar scrub recipe uses sugar rather than other course materials? The reason our homemade cypress, grapefruit and frankincense sugar scrub recipe uses sugar is because it is a natural source of glycolic acid which increases new skin cell production.
What’s So Important About Homemade Sugar Scrub?
Apart from the sheer luxury of cleansing with pure essential oil laden, freshly prepared body scrub, this recipe contains only natural pure ingredients! Unlike the vast majority of store bought body scrubs that are packed full of ingredients that have the potential to damnage your skin.
That’s why it is so good! When you make your own body butter or body scrub, you know exactly what you are getting!
Avoid Added Chemicals and Fillers.
Many storebought scrubs will have chemical fillers, artificial perfumes and additives whichcan be very harsh on your skin.
These irritating ingredients may do the opposite of what you anticipate! Rather than ending up with radiant, supple and moisturised skin you end up with skin that is irritated, flakey and dry, having been stripped of all the natural protective oils.
To add to the list of hazards your store bought scrub may inflict is severe clogging of your pores. In an attempt to cut costs and maintain the look and feel you anticipate, companies fill their products with additional oils! These oils give the correct look and feel but that’s where it ends. The oils don’t absorb, they sit on the outside of your face, or arms, or legs and embed into pores causing breakouts, blackheads and rash.
However not all is lost! Our sugar scrub has none of those nasties! While I am sure that there are many over the counter products that are well made and balanced with great ingredients, I prefer not to take my chances and end up itchy, so my first choice is always to use natural remedies.
What Is So Important About Exfoliation?
It is important that you exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. This helps speed up your skins natural regeneration processes, removes the dead skin cells and ensures clean and cleared pores. Ultimately you end up with refreshed, smooth and polished skin.
As you age your hormone levels fluctuate. Teamed with the stresses of modern life, your work and family commitments and perhaps a not always perfect diet your skin is one of the first things impacted.
Environmental Factors Cause Skin Damage.
On top of that you need to remember environmental factors such as sun exposure, wind exposure, temperature highs and lows. Now putting all those factors togther it’s no wonder at times you find that your delicate skin appears to be developing patches that are rough and flaky or your lips are dry and beginning to get chapped. Those patches of dryness, or raised red spots on the skin is a sign to exfoliate, moisturize and hydrate!
You may notice that many scrubs use sugar as a natural abrasive. The sugar granules are course enough that they assist in removing any dry, flaky skin cells while also helping to brighten tired and dull looking skin.
The reason sugar can reinvigorate and brighten skin is the glycolic acid that it contains. This acid helps to break down the proteins that would normally keep dead cells attached to your skin.
This scrub acts as an exfoliant, a moisturizer and rids dead skin cells. The result is radiant and beautifully smooth skin!
Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe!
This homemade sugar scrub recipe is wonderful for skin health and provides you with a youthful glow. After using this wonderful blend you will feel like you've had an aromatherapy spa session. The cypress, grapefruit and frankincense oil bring about a sense of peace and divine bliss. The blend of ingredients and essential oils is unique in the way it refreshes, relaxes and rejuvenates!
- 1/2 cup organic Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1.5 cups granulated sugar
- 10 drops Cypress Essential Oil
- 10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 5 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- Medium size Mixing Bowl
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Wooden Spoon
- Glass storage container (airtight with lid)
- Whip the coconut oil for a minute or two until it is creamy. You can use a whisk or hand mixer. The coconut oil needs to be solid before you can whip it. If it is liquid (usually around 25C) put it in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Add the Olive Oil and continue whipping.
- Once the oils are fluffy and creamy add the sugar and essential oils. Mix very gently to combine.
- Pour into an airtight container.
- This mix will last several months because there is nothing with water content.
- It is advised that you keep it stored in the fridge to make sure the sugar does not dissolve into the oils.
- This recipe will make 4 applications for the entire body and several more if just used on the arms and legs
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