Winter can be so tough on skin. Dry knees, elbows, and feet are winter hazards that needed a resolution.? ? Our Best Bites? is a wonderful website with cool ideas for recipes, crafts and tips, and they were kind enough to share their popular scrub recipe with us. ? If you’ve never made your own, sugar scrubs are sooo easy… basically mixing sugar + oil. You can use any skin-safe oil, such as Almond Oil, but a very light Olive Oil works too.? We also prefer a brown sugar, but you could use plain white sugar or raw sugar. When you find a sugar/oil mixture you like, add some fragrance. Herbs, spices, and essential oils work great.
To get you started, here is a very simple basic recipe:
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C white sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cloves
Oil: olive oil, almond oil,? grape seed? oil, apricot oil, jojoba, etc.
optional: a few drops of essential oil, such as cinnamon
Directions:? Combine everything except oil in a bowl. ? Then begin adding oil a little at a time and stir to combine. Keep adding it until it’s the sugar is coated well and it is the consistency you want. Store in a container with a lid. If you refrigerate it, it will keep longer, but stop using as soon as it starts smelling badly. ?
That’s it… just scrub dry areas with your DIY Sugar Scrub after you’ve cleansed. ? The oil traps the moisture in your skin, and applying lotion after you dry off helps seal that moisture.
Enjoy! ? And thank you,? Our Best Bites, for sharing with us!