DIY: Home Made Sugar Scrubs
Written By Jeremiah O Ambbaassaah
Homemade sugar scrub basic ingredients and attributes include Exfoliate, Carrier Oil and Fragrance; each ingredient has its special function and aesthetics. Exfoliate is a gritty substance of some sort which readily dissolves in water, the most common being sugar and salts. The other benefit of using sugar or salt, apart from easily dissolving in water, is that they don’t leave any mess behind your in the bathtub.
Salt is used for its relaxing effect to the muscles while sugar creates a slightly gentler feeling on the skin than salt. You can use either brown or white sugar, though there is a growing preference for the brown sugar, probably because of its yummy smell especially when mixed with vanilla essential oil. Carrier oil sometimes referred to as base oil, is mostly used in body scrubs to hold the mixture together and moisturize. Most body scrub recipes require about 1/3 cup of oil for every cup of exfoliate used. Fragrances are used mostly to scent the homemade body scrub, by way of essential oils; for best results, avoid using synthetic fragrance oils.
Homemade sugar scrub ideal after work
Sometimes after a long day or week at work, the feet and body of artists, sportsmen and other hard working people in life, need some love. What other special way to treat oneself than with the homemade sugar scrub? Rather than spending in the store for something unique to pamper and treat your body, you only need to shower with warm water then apply the scrub and let it soothe the body, rubbing it gently then rinse well. For sure the body will be rejuvenated and energized, ready to face the next day afresh.
Sugar scrubs the world over are a really simple bath product to make, and in the process help to keep some trash out of the dustbin while you’re at it! To get started, all you need is a small glass container that was previously in use for other purposes, granulated sugar and some sort of oil such as organic coconut oil. Olive oil works really well too as does sweet orange oil.
Homemade sugar scrub an experience
Homemade sugar scrubs are becoming a part and parcel of a modern day working class life and daily bath rituals. Once people have experienced the many benefits of exfoliating your skin with a nourishing sugar scrub, there is no stopping their invasion into our homes. Commercial sugar scrubs were increasingly being used on a regular basis, but lately, the trend tends to be shifting to homemade scrubs. This is due in part to the many disadvantages associated with commercial brands; running out of stock and the high cost associated with them, cutting out majority of people from enjoying these personal luxuries. To this end, one needs to turn to the many homemade spa recipes which will see you through the hard times when you can’t afford you’re premium bath products.
The emergence of easy-to-make brown sugar scrub recipes with a rich great exfoliating sensation on your sensitive skin, has led to its preference and popularity growth over the commonly used white cane sugar scrubs. Another advantage is the captivating aroma of the brown sugar which is much better in many people’s opinion, as well as their tendency to leave you feeling silky smooth.