Sugar Scrub Recipes – Get soft with homemade sugar scrubs

Sugar scrubs are awesome for keeping your skin soft, smooth and sweet smelling. Sugar is a natural exfoliant because of its mechanical grittiness but also because it contains mild acids that slough off dead skin. Here are some delicious homemade sugar scrub recipes to save you money.
Sugar scrub
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Oatmeal Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons rolled oats ground
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons aloe vera
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions:

Put rolled oats in blender and blend into a very fine powder. Place oats in small mixing bowl. Add brown sugar and lemon juice. Mix well. Once mixed, add aloe vera and stir into a paste being sure there are no lumps. Dampen the skin you will be applying paste to and massage paste onto skin. Rinse with warm water. Double the recipe to use over entire body.

You can create your own sugar scrubs by simply experimenting with mixing sugar with olive oil in equal parts. Then add other ingredients if you like such as lavendar oil, dried herbs, etc. Experiment with this simple sugar scrub recipe:

1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Olive Oil warmed
5 drops of your favorite essential oil

Mix ingredients and then apply to damp skin, massage in circular motions. Rinse with warm water.