Pantry Raid Sugar Scrub Tutorial
I don’t know that there are too many ladies out there who haven’t tried a sugar scrub yet. If you are one of these mythical creatures I’ve got to tell you… you’re really missing out!
There is something so luxurious, so pampering about sloughing off that old skin and moisturizing at the same time. You want to talk baby’s bottom smooth? A quick session with a razor and some sugar scrub and you’ll be well and truly amazed.
You might also be well and truly amazed at the price for a nice sugar scrub if you went to pick one up in the store. But I’ve got a little tip for you… you can make a scrub with things you already have in your pantry. So get ready for a pantry raid and let’s feel pretty!
For this project you will need:
- Jar or other container with a lid
- Bowl and spoon for mixing
And any combination of:
- Brown sugar
- White sugar
- Essential Oils
- Coconut oil
- Almond oil
- Olive oil
Plus some of these:
- Citrus zest (not for use on the face, though)
- Essential Oils
- Rosemary sprigs
First you’re going to need to get in that pantry and scope out what you’ve got. I’m using some hard as rocks brown sugar that fell to the back of the cabinet, raw honey, imitation almond extract I bought and never use and coconut oil. Plus some dregs of white sugar to get the texture I want.
Here’s the basic ration to get you started. 2 parts sugar to 1 part wet ingredients.
I used 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil (zap it in the microwave) and 1/4 cup of honey plus a dash of almond extract for a pretty smell.
Mix that business up. Now I didn’t follow the 2:1 ratio because I didn’t have enough brown sugar… It’s a bit more moist than I want it to be so…
Add more sugar (even if it is a different kind) to get a good texture. If you pick up a ball of the mixed up scrub and you have oil running down your fingers, you need to cut that stuff.
Once your texture is good place into your jar, tub or container of choice. I found these super cute jars with wooden spoons for about $2.50 at the craft store!
Use as needed to slough that dead skin and moisturize like you wouldn’t believe! And remember, as long as you follow the 2:1 ratio you can do just about anything you please with your sugar scrub!