February 20, 2012

Sugar Body Scrubs

Dry, winter skin can take its toll, but soothing beauty products can be expensive. After purchasing a sugar body scrub for my youngest daughter, I decided the next time around, we'll make some. That's when I found this recipe from the blog, Food for My Family. The recipe is simple to make and perfect for just about any skin type. Here's what you need:

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon ginger, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup cold-pressed oil (tea seed, grape seed, sunflower, or almond oil)
3/4 cup granulated or turbinado sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
1-4 drops essential oil

For the complete recipe, click here. And to try other natural sugar scrubs, check out these other recipes from In Words and Pictures, Rebecca's Soap Deli News, Under the Table and Dreaming, and Prudent Baby.

They make great gifts, too.


Deb said...

Love this. Thanks for showing us where to find the recipes.

Wendy Wrzos said...

Kim, this is perfect timing! My daughter and I were watching Martha Stewart the other day, and she made a natural scrub. My daughter asked if next time her friends came over they could make one! So, will get the ingredients so she can make it.
Also, great gift for grandma's and auntie's (and mom's :-)

Kimberly Merritt said...

I'm glad you like it, Deb and Wendy. I'm inspired to make some myself and to remember this recipe for gifts, too.

Anonymous said...

My oils float to the top of the jaw. What do I do?