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Rose Sugar Scrub is a fragrant and indulgent addition to any relaxing bath time.
Sugar scrubs feel like such an indulgence, when really they’re not all the expensive to make. I especially love using them in the winter time when the weather is cold and dry here in New England. Because they help exfoliate, moisturize and can even fight skin aging and wrinkles, sugar scrubs are a great way to pamper yourself!
Reasons to Use Sugar Scrubs
- Moisturizes dry skin with nourishing oils.
- Exfoliates to remove dead skin.
- Brightens and evens skin tone.
- Helps fight wrinkles and can even minimize the look of scars.
I really love making my own homemade bath and beauty products. Knowing exactly what each ‘ingredient’ is that I’m adding, like with these DIY Makeup Remover Pads that have no harsh chemicals is really important to me.
Rose Sugar Scrub Materials Needed
- mixing bowl, measuring cups, mixing spoon, mason jars, and jar funnel (optional)
- 1 cup granulated sugar – an excellent exfoliant. By removing dead skin, your skin will look brighter and healthier.
- 1 teaspoon rosehip oil – you might be tempted to leave this out since it can be pricey, but is fabulous for your skin! Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, rosehip oil helps tissue and cell regeneration.
- 1 teaspoon jojoba oil – because it is a natural antibacterial, this is a fantastic addition to your sugar scrub. It will both clean and moisturize your skin.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil – helps add body and texture to the scrub. Coconut oil is also very good for your skin because it can help reduce inflammation and keeps your skin moisturized.
- 20-30 drops of rose essential oil – this essential oil may help to relieve stress and tension and may also have positive effects for those who suffer from anxiety and/or depression.
While these are not necessary, they are a great way to customize your sugar scrub. Please note that the measurements given are based on using a 2:1 ratio of 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup coconut oil, which will make appropriately 8 ounces (two cups) of sugar scrub mixture.
- body wash (up to 2 tablespoons) – this will make your sugar scrub have a lovely soft texture, and help clean your skin while it exfoliates.
- essential oils (5-10 drops) – there are all kinds of great reasons to using essential oils in your bath and beauty products and the precise benefits depend on the type of oil you choose.
- vitamin E oil (approximately 1/2 teaspoon) – while it helps to moisturize your skin, vitamin E is known to make skin look and feel healthy, so it’s a great addition to body scrubs.
- shea butter (up to 1/4 cup) – tones and soothes skin with anti-inflammatory properties, fatty acids and vitamins. Wonderful for helping to repair damaged skin. If you use shea butter, I’d recommend add an additional 1/4 cup of sugar to your mixture.
- mica powder (no more than 1/8 teaspoon) – this is purely for looks. Adding mica powder – a natural stone mineral – makes your sugar scrub look lovely, but it’s not a necessity. If you choose to use it, look for a cosmetic grade. You can find mica powder online.
How to Make Rose Sugar Scrub
I prefer to whip my scrub in a stand mixer, which helps the coconut oil combine with all the other ingredients. However, you can mix this by hand as well.
- Combine the rose hip and jojoba oils in a mixing bowl with the rose essential oil and stir to combine.
- Next, add the coconut oil and sugar. Don’t melt the coconut oil. If it is too hard, scoop it into a small bowl and set that bowl inside a larger one partially filled with hot water. This will loosen up the coconut oil without melting it.
- Beat using your mixer or a whisk until it there are no more lumps – about 1 minute.
- Spoon the mixture into your jar (using a large-mouth funnel makes this super easy!)
TIP: If you are using mica powder, combine it with the liquid oils BEFORE adding the sugar and coconut oil.
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