Today’s DIY sugar scrub is one from my old Get That Glow blog when I owned my own skincare/makeup business. It was definitely my most popular recipe and there’s a reason for that…it smells DELICIOUS and makes your skin feel amazing. Summertime is the perfect time to make this too. Its something you can do with your kids AND is great for helping replenish dehydrated skin.
Many of us think that your skin only gets dry and dehydrated in the winter but that’s definitely not the case. High temperatures, humidity, UV exposure, and chlorine can ALL lead to your skin feeling dry, itchy, and dehydrated. While going to the beach or pool is lovely and relaxing, your skin can sometimes pay the price.
This DIY body scrub will help exfoliate dead skin thanks to the gentle but abrasive brown sugar granules. You will also be adding moisture back to your skin through the coconut oil which is super hydrating. (side not as an esthetician- PLEASE think twice before using coconut oil on your face. It is great for your body but pore clogging for most people). The best part is the Mexican Vanilla Extract! Mexican Vanilla Extract is the BEST vanilla extract I have ever bought, the flavor and scent is incredible (you can buy some here). Vanilla extract adds a delicious scent and also has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps soothe irritated skin.
It is SO easy to make!
I like for my coconut oil to be fairly soft. You don’t want it to be completely melted but soft enough you can easily mix in the sugar. This recipe made enough to fill up an old jar from a scrub from the Body Shop. If you are making some for a mason jar or one of these jars, you may need to double the recipe.
Be sure to store it out of the heat as it will melt. Like other scrubs with oil, be sure to make sure you don’t leave your shower slippery for the next user!