Body scrubs are an excellent way to exfoliate your body in the winter and summer. They also moisturize and nourish your skin. Store bought scrubs are expensive and contain all sorts of ingredients and sometimes the scent is overpowering.
We make our own and it’s very inexpensive and making it in small batches allows us to make many different scents.
Tonight I decided to make a quick Eucalyptus scent as both of my children are sick and I felt I needed a breath of fresh air in my scrub. Eucalyptus reminds me of days spent in Florida years ago when my parents first moved there and I would visit. I would lay in the guest room and take in the wonderful fresh smell from the woods near their home.
Last week the tween queen and her friend made an almond scented scrub. They used Almond flavored food extract to scent it and it smells fabulous.
We use simple ingredients you can purchase right in your grocery store and they last a long time. Here is how we make ours. There is no “exact” measurements because sometimes I will make enough for 2 showers and other times I will make a larger batch as a gift for a friend. There is no way to mess this up.
Organic Cane Sugar
Extract or essential oil scent of your choice
Jar or plastic container with a lid
To make the scrub put the amount of cane sugar in your jar for a small or larger batch. Pour in just enough sunflower oil to make it a bit runnier than a paste. Add a few drops of your scent and mix. Store in the shower area with the lid on closing after each use.
Scrub it on and feel the softness of your skin when you rinse it off.
It also works wonders on those heels and your hands!!
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Awesome. I’ve been looking for an all natural DIY scrub, I’ll have to try this out!
I totally want to try this. How is this on acne, do you know?
That’s a good question. I have never tried it so not sure. I would be cautious trying it with a scent on acne so just leave it out as the extract (the food grade) contains a bit of alcohol and might burn.
How interesting and inventive of you. Lovely smell to eucalyptus, mmm 🙂
I’ll be trying this soon!
I’m definitely going to try this!
I never do stuff like this (I got all boys LOL) I miss my girly side. Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!
This post is awesome!