Most of us are aware that sugar scrubs can do wonders for the skin by its exfoliating properties. It is used by many people to get rid of dry skin and cleanse it from the deep. The outermost layer of the skin which is called epidermis is the layer that contains all the dust caused by exposure to pollution. Sugar scrubs work effectively on this outermost layer and helps in effective removal of dirt.
Unlike most of the over the counter salt scrubs that are available, the sugar scrubs will not leave your skin to look patchy after usage. That’s one of the huge complaints that the salt scrubs which are effectively attended to by the sugar scrubs. If you’ve been hunting for answers on “How to make sugar scrub“, you’ve come to the right place.
Grab these homemade sugar scrubs which are easy to make and are effective ways for skin exfoliation. Read on and learn how to make the sugar scrub.
Ways to Make Homemade Sugar Scrub
1. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
This is one of simplest and natural ways of making the sugar scrub at home. Coconut oil is not just something that’s to be included in a beauty regime but also acts as an excellent exfoliating agent. This is easy to make sugar scrub recipe. This is also a facial exfoliator DIY. Read on and prepare your own sugar scrub.
How to Make Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub?
- Get a container that’s medium sized or a bowl that can hold up to 2 to 3 cups of scrub.
- Put coconut oil into the container. The quantity depends on how much sugar scrub you would want to prepare. An ideal or an approximate quantity could be 4 tablespoons of coconut oil. The coconut oil usually will be in a concentrated state and you can know this if you feel that the oil is very thick when you try to feel it. To dilute it, and make it more liquid, you can dip a small cup containing coconut oil in a mug of hot steaming water.
- Take vitamin E capsules that are available in medical shops. Cut one or two capsules and empty the vitamin E essence into the container to which you’ve added coconut oil.
- Next step is to add 2 to 3 tablespoons of honey to the container. It’s recommended to use the natural honey that’s usually much thicker than the others.
- Add 2 to 3 cups of sugar syrup to this mixture. Make sure that the sugar syrup you are going to add is pretty thick.
- Now, mix all the ingredients together until you’re convinced that they are blended well into each other. It should feel like a semi-liquid mixture. And voila! Your DIY sugar scrub is ready to use!
- Do not store this mixture in a refrigerator as it’ll turn your mixture into a hard mixture. Store it on your shelf and apply it to your skin and face as a facial scrub.
2. Lemon Sugar Scrub
This sugar scrub is not known by many people. Or rather, is not really used by many people as it’s a one-time usage sugar scrub. You cannot store this mixture for a long time which makes this sugar scrub take a backseat as compared to other sugar scrub recipes. Nonetheless, this sugar scrub recipe works wonders for your skin, only that you need to spend time on this every time you wish to use it. If you are not a lethargic person and really want some quick benefits, lemon sugar scrub is best suited for you. The citric acid content in the lemon which will be well supplemented by the sugar scrub will help in cleansing and lighten your skin.
How to Make Lemon Sugar Scrub
- Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar to 1 cup of water and boil it hard to make a semi-liquid sugar syrup.
- Squeeze one or two lemons into this sugar syrup and stir it well.
- And you’re already done! This is a very simple homemade sugar scrub that works effectively to exfoliate your skin.
- Use cotton buds to dab into this mixture and apply it evenly on your skin and face.
- One important thing to note here is that you shouldn’t be preserving this mixture for too many days. Make it instantly and also apply it instantly. It will turn stale within 5 to 6 hours and so make sure you empty the entire mixture in one usage.
3. Olive Oil Sugar Scrub
Olive oil acts as a natural cleanser and helps in removing the impurities that are deposited on the upper layers of your skin. Olive oil when coupled with sugar syrup can give you amazing benefits that’ll leave your skin smooth and shiny.
How to Make Olive Oil Sugar Scrub?
- Take a container that has a lid for easy usage.
- Add 2 to 3 cups of olive oil to this container. It is recommended to use virgin olive oil that’s available in medical shops.
- Make a semi-liquid sugar syrup and add 1 cup of sugar syrup to this. Stir the mixture well until they’re blended into each other really well.
- Like the coconut oil sugar scrub, you can add 1 or 2 vitamin E capsules too to this mixture. It is not compulsory, though. It’s optional and the advantage of adding this to your olive oil is that it helps in easier penetration of the olive oil into the layers of your skin. This will help the oil to show it magic in deeper layers of your skin and will help in regeneration of cells.
4. Castor Oil Sugar Scrub
Castor oil with its amazing cooling and exfoliating properties helps in rejuvenation of your skin. It helps in effective removal of dead skin cells and paves way for regeneration of new skin cells. It has penetrative properties that helps in the smooth penetration of the oil and the sugar content to reach out to the inner layers of the skin. It helps in cooling down of your skin and adds moisture content to your skin.
How to Make Castor Oil Sugar Scrub?
Making of castor oil sugar scrub isn’t very different from the coconut oil and the olive oil scrub. So, I’m just summing it up in an easy way. Follow the same procedure like the coconut oil and olive oil one. Replace those oils with castor oil. Only one thing that’s different here is that you needn’t make a very hard sugar syrup. This is because the castor oil in itself is very hard mixture. You can store this homemade sugar scrub for more than 2 weeks and apply it on your skin using small cotton buds. Do not add vitamin E capsules to this scrub as it would become very difficult to blend the ingredients into each other. Besides, vitamin E essence and the castor oil are natural repellents. So, don’t consider using vitamin E capsules with the castor oil.
They were some of the easy ways of making the sugar scrub at home. The best part with the homemade sugar scrub is that they don’t come with any side effects, unlike the over the counter sugar scrubs you might choose to buy. So, before you grab your wallet and rush to buy over the counter sugar scrubs, check out these homemade sugar scrub recipes. I’m sure you would part ways with the heavy chemicals products and resort to natural ways of making sugar scrubs. Definitely worth a try! What are you waiting for?