This brown sugar body scrub is the perfect way to treat yourself to a spa day at home. It exfoliates, moisturizes, and evens out skin tone, too!
Do you ever have that one thing you just really hate to do as part of your beauty routine? That one thing you talk yourself out of doing because its too time consuming, doesn’t really make a difference, isn’t worth it? For me that was always exfoliating. I way underestimated the power of exfoliation until I finally forced myself to try it regularly and saw such a difference in my skin! I have dry skin on my forearms that borders on eczema but isn’t quite there. I’ve tried close to a million creams, lotions, and washes and nothing ever got rid of the red bumps. Until I started exfoliating. The difference really was unbelievable!
When I made the switch to using as many all natural products on my face and body as possible I took to the magical world of the internet and found so many recipes for homemade body scrubs. I tried a few, reading up on what the different ingredients can do for your skin and my favorite by far has been this brown sugar scrub. I’ve played with the amounts over the years based on what works for me and the consistency I like. You’ll get the hang of it after you mix it up a few times.
This made just enough to fill up a 4 oz mason jar and it lasts for forever. A little bit goes a long way. I like these ingredients versus some of the others that are out there because olive oil is a natural moisturizer. It sounds counter intuitive that an oil would moisturize but believe me it does a spectacular job. Honey evens outs your complexion and brown sugar is an exfoliant with a grit between table salt and sea salt. I like it better than regular sugar because it doesn’t have those anti-clumping chemicals in it.
I gave this as a gift last Christmas to my aunt and cousins and they immediately asked for the recipe once they’d tried this scrub. And now it’s one of my go to homemade gift ideas. But with spring in full bloom around here and summer coming soon I know my skin will be short sleeve ready with this amazing exfoliating and moisturizing scrub!
What do you do as part of your skin care routine?
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- Mix until well combined and store in an air tight container.