Sunday, December 1, 2013

Food For Your Skin - Sugar Scrub

It's just as important to use clean natural ingredients on your skin as it is to eat a clean healthy diet. The skin is our largest organ so it makes sense to take good care of it. Many commercial brands use harsh chemicals and fragrances in their skin care products which can not only be harmful for your skin but if you are sensitive enough, they will cause a rash. This happens to me often. :(

Today I'll be sharing a recipe for a sugar scrub that can be used on your face and body. It's made from natural ingredients that your skin will love. Sugar scrubs are great for all skin types. Yes, including you, sensitive skin. The grapeseed oil used in this recipe is light so it leaves your skin smooth but not overly greasy. This stuff is great to use prior to shaving. The oils give your skin extra moisture and it helps prevent itchy legs which can happen after shaving.

Sugar Scrub

4 cups cane sugar
16oz bag of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional)
1 cup melted coconut butter
2 cups grapeseed oil
1/4 cup honey

The choices are unlimited for adding scent to your scrub. There are a variety of essential oils and you can blend them to your preference. Below are the ones I chose but feel free to be creative and choose what you like.

30 drops sweet orange essential oil
30 drops bergamot essential oil
2 teaspoons honeysuckle perfume oil (Sunshine Spa brand)

 To make:
In a large bowl add the brown sugar, cane sugar and vanilla if you decide to do so. Gently mix to combine. You may need to use your hands to break up any clumps from the brown sugar.
In a medium bowl add your honey, grapeseed oil,  melted coconut butter and scent of choice. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well to combine. Use a spoon to scoop scrub into jars. 
I was able to fill 10 wide mouth 8oz mason jars. Create your own gift tags and give these out for presents this Christmas. These also make a great hostess gift. 

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