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!
Exfoliating – It Makes A Difference In Your Skin
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!
The Best Natural Body Scrub – With Brown Sugar
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.
How much does it make?
This made just enough to fill up a 4 oz mason jar and it lasts for forever. A little bit goes a long way.
This body scrub has just 3 simple ingredients:
- Brown sugar
- Olive oil
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 oil would moisturize but believe me it does a spectacular job.
Honey evens out your complexion and brown sugar is an exfoliant with 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.
DIY Gift Idea
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?
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- Mix until well combined and store in an air tight container.
More DIY Tutorials
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. You will notice a difference in your skin after you use it. If you want some more tutorials, here are some of my favorites.
Tuesday 4th of April 2023
Could I use this on my scalp? I've got an itchy head, and am looking for a natural treatment versus the chemical-laden stuff you can buy in a hair salon.
Monday 10th of April 2023
Yes, you could but in that case I would probably recommend something like coconut oil instead of olive oil and maybe a few drops of tea tree oil to soothe and heal. Just make sure to wash your hair thoroughly after :)
Wednesday 17th of November 2021
so do i just rub it on my legs and then wash it off? and do i need anything specific to put it on with
Friday 19th of November 2021
Yep, you'll want to wash off the residue from the sugar and I've always just applied it with my hands in the shower :)
Saturday 14th of August 2021
How often should I use it. Can it be used on lips to. Is coconut oil a moisturizer like olive oil? Can I put 1 table spoon of olive oil and a tablespoon coconut oil or do them separately? Thanks
Friday 20th of August 2021
Brown sugar should be soft enough to use on your lips. Coconut oil is a moisturizing oil but sometimes it can clog pores so be mindful of breakouts. I'd think you could combine them into one scrub with good results :)
Saturday 31st of July 2021
Hi Meaghan When you say brown sugar do you mean raw sugar? Or the dark brown sugar? I really want to try this it sounds great
Tuesday 3rd of August 2021
Brown sugar! Raw sugar would be too coarse.
Wednesday 20th of January 2021
If you use this as a face scrub, would you follow it with a face wash or just rinse it off?
Tuesday 26th of January 2021
I follow it with a mild face wash :)