Most of the time, when we want to exfoliate the dead skin on our bodies, we turn to salt scrubs.
Dead sea salt scrub, sea salt scrubs…
How about a sugar scrub?
In fact, sugar scrubs are much better than salt scrubs.
Sugar being easier to dissolve, does not exfoliate the skin as hard as salt. So using a sugar scrub is suitable even for people with sensitive skin condition! 🙂
Introducing my very own homemade, DIY Sugar Scrub!
Over the past 3 weeks, I have been experimenting with 3 sugar scrub batches that I made personally in my own kitchen.
Making the scrub is really easy, all it requires is simply just 15-30 minutes and you get a scrub that can last you for a really long time.
As I was still in the midst of experimenting, I decided to share portions of my sugar scrub with my close friends to get some feedback.
First of all, I would like to state that it was mainly Lush’s sugar scrub that inspired me to embark on making my own sugar scrub.
Introducing the ingredients of my very own homemade sugar scrub:
The tablespoon contains:
Why did I add this in?
Sunflower oil acts as a moisturiser so that the sugar scrub exfoliates while moisturising the skin.
In addition, sunflower oil has a calming effect on the skin which is highly recommended for people with sensitive skin conditions and heals the skin. It contains Vitamin E, which has anti-aging properties making skin look young!
Thus, Amanda’s homemade sugar scrub contains:
* 1 cup raw organic brown sugar
* some old ginger (any type of ginger & amount as you wish)
* 1 tablespoon organic cold-pressed sunflower oil
* 1 tablespoon secret ingredient
Besides using the organic raw brown sugar as base of the sugar scrub, the main ingredient is the old ginger.
Ginger was used mainly due to its anti-cellulite properties.
As I did not want to use chemical means to remove cellulite from certain *troublesome* areas on my body, I discovered that ginger is a natural well-known herb for combating cellulite.
How does ginger do it?
Apparently ginger promotes oxygen flow around the body. Cellulite builds up when cells become sluggish, degrading over time. When oxygen gets to the cellulite, the cells are able to function more effectively and efficiently. And, ginger will ensure that the optimal amount of oxygen will get to the cellulite.
Another plus point of using ginger is due to its ability to remove the toxins from the body. If I am not wrong, the skin tone is improved due to its antioxidant inhibiting the harmful free radicals that causes skin damage and aging.
Thus, by using ginger, it burns fat and removes toxins! 🙂
What a powerful simple ingredient!!
So how did I prepare my sugar scrub?
Firstly, I grated the old ginger using the grater as shown in the picture above (it is fine to use any type of ginger) and mixed it with the tablespoon of organic cold-pressed sunflower oil. If you have a blender, feel free to simply blend the ginger.
At this point, I mixed in the secret ingredient! *Note: this picture below was for 2 cups of sugar scrub instead*
Next is to add in the cup of organic raw brown sugar and mix!
Notice the chunks within the sugar?
Make sure to continue mixing it well, until you get this consistency:
Of course, what does the homemade sugar scrub look like when its used?
Do you see there are some soap studs? It is all due to the secret ingredient, that contains both fresh and natural ingredients, so you can rest assure that your skin will feel good! 😀
So far, from the feedback I have gathered, this sugar scrub is well-loved.
Does any one wants to make a guess what is the secret ingredient? Do leave a comment below and who knows, you might win yourself Amanda’s homemade sugar scrub! 🙂
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