- Fashion and Beauty»
- Skin Care»
- Facial Skin Care
Easy Sugar Scrub Recipe
What's in My Kitchen?
I nicknamed this my “What’s in my kitchen “ face and body scrub. Why?
Well, it was exactly what I was thinking as I wandered into the kitchen. It could equally be called “Quick as a flash sugar scrub” due to it taking less than a minute to make.
Well, there I was after coming in from a walk with Mick and Coco in the middle of our heatwave, feeling like I fancied a quick and easy face scrub to make and use there and then.
Something that literally challenged me to make using ingredients on hand, be they in the fridge, the cupboard or in a container growing!
The purpose of doing this was not just for me but to show how anyone can do this easily.
Exfoliate With Sugar
The Familiar Facts ~
It is not always easy to gather ingredients for recipes you fancy making without a trip to the store or to buy online.
Everyone has budgets so recipes are put on hold for later when you have the ingredients necessary.
Sometimes we are itching to make “something” but don’t know what.
We head to the fridge to see what is there and remember we are not due to do the weekly shop until tomorrow.
We turn to the cupboards to check the stock piles, find them depleted and don’t really see anything inspiring. Sound familiar?
Whether it is cooking up a meal based on utilizing what’s in the kitchen or a skin care product, I guarantee you will have SOME beneficial ingredients and equipment is a simple cup.
Good Enough to Eat
Making Your Own Recipes
Dissecting a Face Scrub ~
A face scrub is one of the most important elements to a skin care routine and is designed to primarily remove the dead skin cells that we shed continually.
As we age, the skin sheds at a slower rate but still need removing. Different ingredients are effective for exfoliating the skin at home.
My choice was Sugar as it is one of the best and I knew I had it. While it may not be the best for our health it is extremely skin friendly. Most of us will have granulated white sugar or brown sugar.
To moisten up your scrub you now need ingredients to combine with the sugar which have moisturizing, nourishing and softening properties.
Looking at what I had, I picked two liquids, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Milk.
Nutritional Goodness in Olive Oil
Olive Oil Recipes
- Infused Olive Oil Hair Conditioner
What better to use on your hair than a hot oil treatment of infused olive oil? Here are three easy to use recipes for hair conditioner for your scalp and hair with infusing ideas and alternative oils.
- Olive Oil Moisturizer Recipe
Did you know Virgin Olive Oil as a skin moisturizer is one of the best moisturizers and natural skin care products you can use? Used by Mediterranean women for thousands of years, find out how beneficial this wonder product is for your skin.
Olive oil is such a power house for the skin.
This nourishing, moisturizing oil is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and nutrients.
Olive oil may be used alone as a moisturizer, for the hair, the nail cuticles and even in place of shaving cream.
As i use this oil predominantly for cooking with, I now turn to it regularly as an addition to varieties of skin care and personal hygiene product.
A heavier oil than other oils such as jojoba oil, it is wonderful for dry or dehydrated skins and used sparingly it has healing properties for acne prone skin.
Food For The Skin
Coconut Milk Recipes
- Coconut Milk and Hyssop Facial Mask Recipe
This cleansing, clarifying face mask uses French Green Clay, the herb Hyssop and Coconut Milk. It is designed to draw out impurities, toxins and grime from the pores while leaving the skin hydrated.
- Homemade Shampoo Using Coconut Milk and Castile Soap
Make your own homemade signature shampoo using 2 basic ingredients, coconut milk and castile soap. If you ever wanted to make your own hair shampoo, look no further for a cheap and versatile recipe.
Since childhood we have known about milk building strong bones and teeth and having all the nutritional goodies for a healthy body.
It is an ingredient we always have in the fridge and its beneficial uses on the skin go way back to ancient times.
If it is good enough for Cleopatra, it is good enough for me! Suitable for all skin types it is moisturizing, soothing and softening with great healing properties.
A few other suggestions for milk are to use it in the bath, as a skin toner or use in different face mask recipes.
Beauty at Your Fingertips
- How to Use Essential Oils and a Base Oil to Make a D...
Knowing how to dilute essential oils with base oil is important. Widely used in beauty products and in Aromatherapy they have excellent therapeutic benefits to mind and body. Read on to learn more .
Which ingredients do you always have?
Suzie’s Recipe ~
I wanted a scrub that was versatile and gentle enough for both face and body and these three ingredients fitted the bill perfectly.
No dash to the store or need to postpone your face scrub. Measuring is in small quantities and to be honest I did not measure things exactly but rather used a teaspoon as a guide.
Great additions to any recipe are essential oils so feel free to add 1-2 drops of your chosen scent. Lavender, rosemary, rose, sandalwood, frankincense, peppermint and carrot seed oil are all excellent choices with skin and therapeutic benefits.
2-3 tsp Granulated Sugar
½ tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp Milk
- Add the sugar to a wide mouthed cup or small bowl.
- Add in your olive oil and milk and mix to your own consistency.
- If you feel you need more sugar add in at a teaspoon at a time.
- If you need more liquid, add a drop of one or other or both milk and olive oil.
- Apply to slightly dampened skin in small circular movements, massaging in well for a few minutes.
- Remove by rinsing the face in tepid water, finishing with a splash of cold water.
- This scrub may be applied to face and body. I used it on my feet and on my face which both felt instantly smooth, soft and moisturized.
- As I had some left over, I kept it tightly covered in the fridge for a couple of days and it was fine to reuse in the shower as a body scrub and another face application 2 days later. With milk in this recipe I would not keep it any longer than 2-3 days.
instead of sugar
instead of olive oil
instead of milk
sweet almond oil
vitamin E oil
salt (body scrub)
apricot kernel oil
L ascorbic acid
"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty products"
Recipe ideas From the kitchen ~
- How to Make Cucumber Spa Water
Ever thought of making your own cucumber water? Here I show you how easy it is to improve simple tap water by introducing cucumber, lemon and mint to make a highly flavoured and beneficial spa water. Read on to find out the benefits of the ingredient
- Anti-Aging Serum with Vitamin C and Camu Camu
This is a fresh potent recipe to make your own anti-aging serum which will rival commercial brands. Rich in Vitamin C it includes Camu Camu from the Amazonian Rainforest which is a superfood for skin.
- Homemade Eye Cream With Coconut Oil and Vitamin E
Making a homemade eye cream that is beneficial to the delicate skin around the eye is made easy here with 2 ingredients. Coconut Oil and Vitamin E are packed with reasons to use in an eye cream recipe.
- Homemade Pineapple, Honey and Almond Exfoliating Fac...
Bring a taste of the tropics into your homemade skin care routine with fresh pineapple, sweet almond oil and honey.This gentle exfoliating scrub removes dead skin cells leaving our skin rejuvenated.
- Banana Scrub Recipe
Bananas may be used in a scrub recipe easily at home. Rich in antioxidants bananas are an excellent ingredient in face scrubs, body scrubs and much much more! If soft, smooth moisture rich skin is appealing to you then read on for a couple of great r
- Homemade Lemon and Lime Hand Scrub
This lemon and lime hand scrub is one homemade skin essential suited for men and women. Often neglected our hands will be rejuvenated into being smooth and soft with sugar, olive oil, lemon and lime.
- How to Use Oatmeal and Yogurt to Remove Blackheads
To use Oatmeal and Yogurt together is a great combination to remove blackheads successfully. Making a homemade blackhead remover is cheaper, more natural with no chemicals added and ultra quick and easy using regular ingredients found in our cupboard
- How to Make Sugar Facial Scrub with a Tomato
Combining the exfoliating benefits of sugar and the antioxidant rich tomato is the ideal facial scrub to do at home. Exfoliating the skin is essential for soft, glowing and rejuvenated skin. To make this scrub at home only requires these two ingredie
Author Info ~
Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @ Suzie HQ
Credit to sharkye11 ~
- Dividers on this page are used with permission from this source: Line Dividers To Enhance Webpages