(Inside: Look, sometimes I need a little un-windy-mommy-timey, but need a quick-fix rather. This Mermaid Sugar Scrub is EXACTLY that. A quick-fix solution to my need for a little self-care and relaxation. Even if I only have a moment to use it in the 10 minute bath I can squeeze in.)
So, I’ve been feeling pretty stressed lately.
Not like “oh, there’s a mountain of bills to pay” or something simple to knock out like that.
No, I’ve been stressed because it’s the beginning of the school year and my little girls are, well, headed to school.
So now I have a whole new schedule to manage and a whole new set of worries.
Packed lunches? Water bottles? Mountains of paperwork? Yep.
Thank goodness I still have time for a little self-care.
And this little jar of Mermaid Sugar Scrub is my hero this week.
Soft skin? Massaged muscles? 10 Minutes alone with a warm tub? Yeeeeah.
For real, I think I’m a little in love with the idea of doing a little sugar scrub every day this week.
My heels, my elbows, everything that feels “tough” is suddenly soft and reeeelaxed.
So, if you’re feeling a little frazzled this week, take a few minutes, run a bath and get your soft on with some Mermaid Sugar Scrub.
It literally takes like 2 mintues to make, so why not?!
Before you rush to the kitchen to gather your ingredients, take a second to pin this Mermaid Sugar Scrub though, that way you have it the next time your edges need a little softening.
What Sugar is Best for Scrubs?
The best sugar for your all-purpose diy scrubs is granulated sugar. It will help to revitalize your skin and the oil you mix into your scrub will infuse moisture.
Oh, and if you don’t believe how easy it is to make this Mermaid Sugar Scrub, check out the video–it’s a slideshow, showing the like 2 steps to make it. LOL!
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How do You Make a Homemade Sugar Scrub?
The basic sugar scrub recipe calls for four parts sugar and one part oil. You can use coconut oil, olive oil, nut oil, sesame oil, vitamin e oil, jojoba oil etc. If the oil solidifies, you can warm it in the microwave for just a few seconds. Food coloring can be used to give the concoction some color, and spices or essential oils (such as vanilla extract, peppermint extract, cinnamon, orange, pumpkin, lime, lavender or rose fragrance) can be used for aroma and aromatherapy.
If you dig this, but want a more cookie-ish experience, here’s a recipe for Cookie Dough Sugar Scrub I made a while ago…LOL!
How do You Use Body Scrubs?
There are just a few steps to follow when using a homemade body scrub:
- Dampen the area of skin you plan to use the scrub on with warm water.
- Get a small amount of the sugar body scrub in your hand or on your exfoliating glove.
- Using a circular motion, and gentle pressure, scrub your skin for about 30 seconds.
- Rinse with lukewarm water, then wash or shower with your regular soap or cleanser.
- Dry with a soft towel and a patting motion.
- Apply moisturizer as desired.
One other way to use body scrubs is to make an extra batch to give as gifts.
How do You Make a Sugar Scrub with Two Ingredients?
It’s easy to make a sugar scrub with two natural ingredients! All that is required is sugar and oil. You can always add color and scents, but these are not necessary for the scrub to do its magic.
Is Sugar Good for Face Skin?
Sugar, when used in a scrub, is good for facial skin. Granulated sugar is a mild abrasive, and will help to rejuvenate your facial skin.
Is Brown Sugar Better than White Sugar for Body Scrub?
If you’re planning to make a scrub that is will work for your whole body, white (granulated) sugar is your best bet. If you have a dry, flaky skin patch that you want to scrub, then a more coarse sugar will work best. The coarser sugars are brown sugar and raw sugar. The brown sugar scrub or raw sugar rub will help to remove dead skin cells.
How do You Make a Sugar Scrub Step by Step?
There are many variations of homemade sugar scub, but here are the steps to make a basic sugar scrub:
- Decide which area of your skin you want to scrub. This will determine what type of sugar to use.
- If you have dry, flaky skin, use a coarse sugar like brown sugar or raw sugar. If you want to rejuvinate your facial skin, use a finer sugar like granulated sugar.
- In a mixing bowl, combine four parts sugar with one part oil.
- Add food coloring, extracts, and/or drops of essential oils.
- Stir with a spoon to combine. The mixture will be clumpy.
- Place in an airtight container. (Small mason jars are great storage containers.)
- Store on the counter for 2-3 days, or in the refrigerator for abut a week.
How do You Make a Moisturizing Scrub?
Sugar scrubs are believed to be moisturizing because sugar is a natural humectant. That means the sugar will pull moisture from your environment into your skin. In addition, almost all sugar scrubs include some oil, There are some oils that are more effective moisturizers than others. Some of those are:
- Almond Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Sunflower Oil
- Aragan Oil
Mermaid Sugar Scrub
Look, sometimes I need a little un-windy-mommy-timey, but need a quick-fix rather. This Mermaid Sugar Scrub is EXACTLY that. A quick-fix solution to my need for a little self-care and relaxation. Even if I only have a moment to use it in the 10 minute bath I can squeeze in.
- one cup of white sugar
- 1/4 cup cold pressed coconut oil
- blue food coloring
- optional: blue and/or purple sugar sprinkles
- optional: 5-7 drops of lavender essential oil
- Begin by mixing the coconut oil and white sugar together in a bowl. You can use a form to simply smash the ingredients together and create your scrub base.
- If your scrub us too runny, you can add more sugar. If you feel it is too dry, add in a dab of coconut oil until you get the consistency you want.
- Add in 2 drops of blue food coloring. This will give it a nice blue tint. Mix well.
- Colorful sugar sprinkles make this mermaid sugar scrub even more fun. Add in a pinch of blue or/and purple sugar sprinkles to liven it up.
- When you are done, you can always add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the mixture. This will help turn the mermaid sugar scrub into a calming, aromatherapy enriched experience.
- Store your mermaid sugar scrub in an air tight container for up to three days. Storing it in the refrigerator can help extend the life of the scrub as well.