Most of you are probably aware of my love for sugar by now, so…. in honor of my favorite substance, I decided to create a DIY Sugar Scrub that will leave you both silky smooth and smelling like heaven! The best part about this particular DIY Sugar Scrub is that you probably already have most of the ingredients to make it, right in your pantry at home!
Why did I create this super simple and fantastic DIY Sugar Scrub you ask? Well, there are a number of issues I was having with my skin and I needed a solution… fast! I’m not sure about you, but I hate ingrown leg hair. No matter how much I shave and no matter what shave gel or cream I used, I’d still get these little red bumps from ingrown leg hair (gross!). Since, we have not moved on to “hide your leg hair weather” and I am obsessed with having smooth legs, this was a big problem for me. On top of my not wanting my legs confused with a balding Chia Pet, I also needed something to hydrate my skin after being out in the summer sun.
I’ve found the best way to get the most out of this DIY Sugar Scrub is to use it BEFORE shaving. I’m not saying to use it just for shaving, by the way, because this scrub makes for an incredible all around exfoliator. I’ve also discovered that I don’t even need lotion after using this scrub in the shower or bath tub. The combination of oil, honey and sugar, hydrates my skin like no lotion I’ve come across to date (and since I’m a product junkie…. I’ve come across a LOT of lotions).
I hope you enjoy my DIY Sugar Scrub as much as I have! As always, if you have any questions or suggestions on how I can improve on it, please feel free to comment and share your thoughts!
2 cups Raw Sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. Mexican Vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. your choice of bakery emulsion, extract or essential oil
* Note: Bakery emulsions are stronger scented than extracts, so if you’re looking for a little
lingering sweetness akin to a light perfume, try one!