How I Rejuvenated My Skin Using Household Products

June 14th, 2017 at 2:00am
How I Rejuvenated My Skin Using Household Products

It’s that time of year again: hot and humid weather, which also means lots of tanning, sweating, and tired skin. Need a little pick me up? Have no fear! Your new and improved beauty routine for the warmer months ahead calls for a simple DIY sugar scrub that leaves the skin feeling fresh, invigorated, and less, ahem, gross.

Super Simple Sugar Scrub

No need to break the bank for this beauty trick; look no further than your kitchen cabinet for the ingredients in this recipe. With three interchangeable main ingredients, this versatile scrub can easily be altered into what works best for your skin and can be used all over your body. Check it out below!

What you need:

Scrub

1 cup fine white sugar

¾ cup almond/ grapeseed/ olive oil

5 to 15 drops of essential oil

Mixing bowl

Spoon

Packaging

Airtight jar

Labels

To make:

Put the sugar in a small mixing bowl. Slowly add the oil of your choice, which can be changed each time you create the scrub. I used olive oil in my recipe and tend to use it as my go-to. The original recipe calls for ½ cup of oil, however, I found this to be too dry. Feel free to add as much or as little oil as you prefer.

Next, add the drops of essential oil. Again, this is all about personal preference. The three batches shown below include orange, peppermint, and rose oil. Essential oils vary immensely, making it pretty hard to stick with one. Once you have the perfect amount added to the recipe, mix all of the ingredients together with a spoon.

Place the final product in a jar of your choice, preferably airtight, so the scrub lasts as long as possible. The batch that I created fit perfectly into one small container, so try to find one relatively similar in size. For added detail, place a label on the front of your jar with the name of the essential oil you chose. Then, voila, you are finished!

This scrub is all about finding your favorite ingredients, so feel free to add more as well. Sometimes when my skin feels extra dry, I add one tablespoon of coconut oil. During the warmer months, I like to add a half cup of brown sugar and replace essential oil with vanilla extract to get a warm vanilla smell. My point is, do not feel obligated to spend more than $10 on a body scrub when you can make one right out of whatever ingredients are lying around your home. Remember, your skin will thank you, especially during this time of year.

Do you have your own version of a sugar scrub? Be sure to comment below!