I’ve been feeling a little flaky lately. My skin, that is. Cold weather makes me itchy and the perfect solution is Sugar Scrub. The store bought variety is expensive, but it’s very easy to make at home and it’s much cheaper too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup olive oil
The amount of oil you use depends on how oily you like it. Obvious, I know. You can use the cheapest olive oil you can find. I used peppermint essential oil. I also keep lavendar and orange on hand. There are lots of yummy scents to choose from though. Again, the amount is just personal preference. You really don’t need the essential oil at all, but it does make it nice.
Mix it all up in a glass bowl. You don’t want to use plastic because the scent would be absorbed by the container.
This makes a great gift. Just put it in a small plastic container (you wouldn’t want to use glass in the shower) I like to use those Ziploc bowls, but this time I was just making it for myself and didn’t have a nice container so I used an old yogurt container. Recycling at it’s best.
Smooth it onto your skin while you’re in the shower, working it into your elbows, knees, feet and other rough places. Rinse off in the warm water and you’ll be smooth as silk.