Thursday, November 18, 2010

Guest Blogger Thursday - Sami Teaches Us How to Make Sugar Scrub

Hello again, readers! I hope you're having a wonderful week! Hopefully you remember me from my first post a few weeks ago, but if not, you can read it here to get to know me a little better. 

As a part of my mission to reduce my consumer footprint and try to DIY as much as I can, I started making my own sugar scrub last year. I gave it to friends, co-workers, family, and (of course) saved some for myself. We're coming up on winter, when our skin needs a little extra exfoliating and moisturizing, so I thought I'd share my recipe with you. I can't guarantee it's as luxurious as the sugar body scrub the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library sells, but it will do for a home brew. Enjoy! xoxo

Gimme Some Suga, Scrub! (yields 10 oz of unscented sugar scrub)

  • 1 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup carrier oil ( jojoba oil, safflower oil, castor oil are good ones to use)
  • 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil (optional)*
  • jar (for storing)
  • mortar & pestle (for grinding the sugar)*
  • a spoon & bowl (for mixing)
Grind the sugar in the mortar and pestle for a few minutes to soften up the course sugar. This will produce a small amount of fine, powdery sugar and the rest of your sugar will be smaller, less harsh, crystals. Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and stir until well mixed. Dump it into a jar, seal it tightly, and store it in a dry place. To use, stand in your shower/tub and massage a handful all over your body. This will gently exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling super moisturized and silky smooth! Yum!

Note: If you’re allergic to nuts, don’t use the vitamin e oil, as it tends to contain almond oil. Also, if you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can put your sugar in a Ziploc bag, seal it tightly, and use a kitchen mallet (preferably one with a smooth side) to bash away at the sugar. I promise, it's a great way to relieve stress!

Do you make any of your own cosmetics, or have any neat homemade makeup tricks? I'd love to hear them!


  1. what an awesomely informative post Sami! love love love it!!!

  2. Thanks, Tracee! Let me know if you try it out <3

  3. Hey Sami! Great post - I've tried your "Gimme Some Suga, Scrub!" and it's awesome! You go, girl! Hope to meet you sometime soon! Until then, you've got a new reader hooked!