Because I have such sensitive skin, I've always been wary of skin products and body washes that contain crazy chemicals. It creeps me out that all of those weird ingredients are being absorbed in to your skin.
I used up the last of some really great sugar based body scrub and have been on the search for an inexpensive way to make my own. It couldn't be any easier to make, and so I'm sharing it with you!
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar (Organic or Regular)
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- Vanilla Essential Oil (Optional)
All you need to do is mix the oil (slowly) into the sugar. If it is too grainy for you, add some more oil, and if it is too oily, add a bit more sugar. It is not rocket science! You can use it as is (it has a light brown sugar smell) or add in a few drops of essential oils. You can even use plain sugar instead of brown sugar.
It is a great exfoliator - I wouldn't use it more than once or twice a week though! Better yet, it is under $1 to make a whole tub!