Hello my loves!
How are you all?
Guess what… it’s my birthday this Thursday! Woo hoo! :p
Last Sunday the 11th of May was mother’s day here in Australia, and as well as buying my mum a few things I thought it would be fun to make her some beauty products as well.
Conventional beauty products that you buy in the shops are usually filled with unnecessary crap (fillers like water, parabens, preservatives etc.) so I thought it would be better for my skin to make my own. Making your own body scrub also means that you can tailor the scent to whatever you please. I scented mine with vanilla!
This scrub is all natural so you can slather yourself with it generously! Body scrubs are great to use a couple of times a week to slough away dead skin that can build up. This is equally important in both summer and winter!
You will need:
1/2 cup oil of your choice (I used olive oil, but the possibilities are endless. You can use sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil… etc.)
1 cup sugar (normal white castor sugar, raw sugar or brown sugar or you can use sea salt)
A small amount of scented oil or essential oil of your choice, I used vanilla 😉 (optional)
A jar/container to hold your scrub!
Note: You can double, triple or quadruple this recipe, or half it… it just depends how much body scrub you want! But keep in mind that as there are no preservatives in this, it will only last a few months – 6 months before going bad because if water gets in it can cause bacteria to grow… basically I wouldn’t be making a big batch!
It really couldn’t be easier to make. Simply add your sugar and oil to a bowl (and scented oil if you’re using it), mix to combine, and pop it in your container!
You can also completely tailor this scrub to your preferences which is great and use 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup raw sugar (like I did) or do 1/2 sugar 1/2 sea salt… etc. whatever you like! If you prefer a more gentle scrub I recommend using brown sugar, as the sugar grains are much smaller. Personally I like it very ‘scrubby’.
The finished product:
Please share any variations of this that you make in the comments below!
If you have any questions, comments or requests please leave them below.