Homemade relaxing sugar scrubs in under 15 minutes!

Homemade Sugar Scrubs: For Relaxing, Not Eating!

By on October 21, 2015

Have you ever had one of those days where everything you do just seems to go wrong?  You can’t do anything right, you are over worked, the kids are grumpy and fighting, the dog tore up the newspaper, you burned dinner, you missed appointments, you lose things that you KNOW you put right in that specific place…. Well this has been one of those days!  So I decided to do something for myself. No time (or money) for a trip to the spa so I decided to whip up one of my favorite easy sugar scrub recipes to give myself some much needed pampering.   We all know that sugar is not the best food choice… However it does have some benefits… When used in a sugar scrub it becomes incredibly moisturizing and exfoliating to the skin. And when scented, sugar scrubs act as a soothing or exhilarating aromatherapy.

No need to go to the spa or store, you can make an inexpensive sugar scrub right in your own kitchen! They take under 15 minutes to make.  With fall and the holidays upon us I have a couple of favorites like Pumpkin Pie Scrub and Gingerbread scrub.  Of course a lemon scrub and soothing lavender scrub are 2 of my must have standbys. These scrubs will keep on your shelf for 2 months or longer. Store them in a glass jar.

Easy Sugar Scrub Recipes

Homemade sugar scrubs for the holidaysPumpkin Pie Scrub:

1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/3 to 1/2 cup coconut oil (liquid form), 1/2 tsp vitamin E or avocado oil, 1  pumpkin pie spices and 1 tsp cinnamon, depending on desired consistency

Gingerbread Scrub:

½ cup light brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, 1 tsp ginger, ½ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground cloves, ⅓ to ½ cup coconut oil (liquid form), depending on desired consistency

Lemon  Scrub :

1 cup white sugar, 1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil (depending on desired consistency), 1/2 tsp coconut oil (liquid form), 15-20 drops (or more) of lemon essential oil.

Vanilla Lavender Relaxing Scrub:

1 cup white sugar, 1/3 to 1/2 cup almond oil (depending on desired consistency), 1/2 tsp coconut oil (liquid form), 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract and 15 drops lavender essential oil or a essential oil mix with lavender (my favorite is Mellow Mix with lavender and sandalwood, so relaxing)

Note:  To use these scrubs for silky skin, apply approximately 1 Tablespoon to wet skin and rub lightly. Rinse with warm water (and soap if desired).

Sugar scrubs make great gifts too! Pour the scrub in pretty glass jars or a jelly jar and tie a ribbon around it!

Homemade Sugar Scrubs: Pamper yourself without breaking the bank! Silky, smooth skin on a budget.

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Hi! This is Donna. I am a grandmother, mom, wife, and a teacher. I also love cookbooks, love to bake and really enjoy food! At age 56 I have developed a love of fitness after losing 46 pounds on the 21 Day Fix! I have always struggled with my weight! When menopause struck and things got totally out of control... My weight only went up not down. My muffin top turned into a bakery shelf. I desperately wanted to lose weight and improve my health. I wanted to be able to play and keep up with my beautiful grandchildren. Nothing I tried worked until I found the 21 Day Fix. Now instead of a tight size 16 I wear a comfortable 8 and even some 6's! At age 56 I am in the best shape of my life. My current goals are to improve my strength and to continue toning my body. I along with my daughter, Danielle, am here to help you reach your own fitness goals! You are never too young or old to become fitter, healthier, and stronger!

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