I have searched the internet high and low, read through many blogs, and scrolled the many pages of Pinterest to find a home made body scrub that actually works and I have finally found one. I love it and it really does work. This scrub leave my body feeling incredibly soft and awake.
I shaved when I was younger but after discovering waxing, I have never looked back. I do, however, remember what it was like to shave your legs. The ingrown hairs, the red spots, and rashes and dry skin. Although waxing has few negatives in my eyes; no rashes, dry skin, or itchy red spots, I do get some ingrown hairs. These ingrown hairs are caused from the fact that my hair has become so soft and fine that it is unable to break through the skin when they grow back. Needless to say, I don’t like ingrown hairs and I want them out.
2 cups brown sugar (I used white but brown is better for sensitive skin – like the face)
1/2 cups of olive oil
1/4 cups of honey
& 1 fork/spoon for stirring (I use a fork because less of the scrub gets stuck to it)
1. Pour the sugar, honey and olive oil into separate bowls (as in the above picture)
2. Pour the olive oil into the bowl containing the sugar.
3. …still pouring olive oil.
4. … haha, and still pouring olive oil. 🙂
5. Pour the honey into the same bowl.
6. Stir the mixture together until it becomes crumble-like (as shown in the pictures below). To give the mixture a nice smell, add vanilla or peppermint essence, or even orange extract.
7. Your end result is the sugar scrub.
Using the Scrub:
Take a handful at a time and rub it over the problem area, you can use a loofah or exfoliating gloves but this is your choice. This body scrub can be used for the whole body including your face (but I would recommend using brown sugar on the face because the skin is very sensitive).
The wonderful thing about this scrub is that it can be stored in the fridge if you have made a little bit to much. I just put the remaining scrub into a Tupperware and put it into the fridge so that I can use it either the next day or the next week. It does dry out in the fridge so I just take a little bit more olive oil and mix it in again.
A gift idea:
I also think that this is a great gift idea. inexpensive yet so amazing. It is convenient for those times where you just can’t get to the shops, you have a lot of people to buy gifts for, you want to keep the gifts the same all round, or if you simply don’t know what to buy someone. There are endless options of the type of scrub that can be given as a gift.
Here is what I would do if I were to give someone this scrub as a gift.
1. I would go out and buy all the needed ingredients plus a few extra things like: a nice tub or jar to put the scrub into, some essence and some colourant.
2. I would make the scrub and add some peppermint/spearmint essence and some green colourant, or some orange extract and orange colourant.
3. I would then put the scrub into the container (tub/jar) that I bought and wrap it really nicely.
4. The gift is done
5. Happy Gift Making!!
Reasons for the mixture’s ingredients:
Sugar because it produces glycolic acid, which is a hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin.
The olive oil is used for moisture.
Honey is a very good humectants which helps draw water into the skin.