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Make Your Own Exfoliating Body Scrub

Updated on October 26, 2011

Times are hard all over, and when finances are in rough shape as they are in many American homes, it seems ridiculous to pay the expensive prices that have been put on skin care products. My mother and I have been using this easy method to making our own moisturizing body scrub for years, and although it may not have a fancy label on it, I still think it's just as good as the leading product.

All that is needed is a bag of brown sugar and a bottle of oil. By oil I mean either baby oil, mineral oil, or preferably, vitamin E oil. Vitamin E will probably cost you a bit more, though. Baby oil will probably be the cheapest and works just as well.

You will also need something to store your scrub in. If you are getting ready to have a scrub container that's getting ready to go empty, this would be a great time to recycle it. Failure to properly contain and seal the scrub could cause it to harden, and can be an ant magnet (because of the sweet sugar).

Basically all you do is take your bag of brown sugar and slowly add your oil until it is a consistency that you are satisfied with. You can add more oil if you begin using it and decide that it is too coarse for your liking. You may want to mix the ingredients in a bowl for easier stirring, and then transfer to container once you are finished.

Do not use this on your face, since it will probably cause acne due to the oil in it. I haven't personally tested this out, but I assume that you shouldn't since it would probably cause the sensitive skin cells on the face to clog.

This scrub will remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling silky smooth. I especially like using it on my legs during the summer, really gives them that sleek look.


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    • Erin Boggs1 profile image

      Erin Boggs1 6 years ago from Western Maryland

      Models around the world actually do this as it is better for your skin than the store bought scrubs. Very useful.