Handmade Citrus Sugar Scrub

Handmade body scrub is super simple and just amazing for moisturising your body. It also makes a wonderful handmade gift for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas, birthdays or even just because days! This sugar scrubs are not meant to be used with soap. You rub the scrub gently on your body and rinse off allowing the oil layer to stay on your skin leaving you feeling beautifully silky and smooth.

This recipe is an energising morning scrub full of zingy freshness. You can adjust these measures to suit your container but for this glass jar from Ikea I used …. Citrus Sugar Scrub  300g granulated sugar 5 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil ( you could also use sunflower oil, almond oil, hemp oil etc) 10-15 drops of citronella essential oil A few drops of lavender essential oil (optional) If altering the volume always fill up your jar with sugar first to work out how much you need and then pour out into a larger bowl to mix.

Mix the oil and sugar together until until the mixture will hold it’s shape when squeezed in your hand but will crumble apart when touched. The colour of the sugar will change from bright white to translucent looking. When you have the right consistency add your essential oil drop and mix in well before putting it all carefully into your container. Lots of recipes use large quantities of oil. I think this is a waste as most of the oil gets ashed away. You want to add just enough oil to cover each grain of sugar. This will help protect the sugar from dissolving and also rub the perfect amount of oil over your body.

I like to add an old spoon if I’m making it as a gift so that it’s easy to scoop out without getting any water in the container.

Once you start making your own scrubs you will never buy them again and they are perfect for children to make with a little help from Dad!
If you like this then you may also like my Handmade Lip Balm recipe
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6 Responses to Handmade Citrus Sugar Scrub

  1. I have been meaning to try this for a while as I have really sensitive skin on my face will give this a go thanks

  2. Thats so simple, but such a pretty and useful idea. I must give it a go.

  3. Great idea and perfect for Mothers day!
    Thanks for sharing at #Pintorials :)

  4. This recipe sounds great! I’ve been using a 1:1 mix of granulated sugar and vegetable glycerin as a facial scrub for years, so I was very happy to come across this!

  5. Andrea Dodd says:

    Wow this sounds really easy to make, brilliant. I will definately be giving it a try :) http://www.lifewithliv.co.uk

  6. magical says:

    this looks soo good, thanks for sharing x

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