the winter months can be really harsh on your skin. the extreme cold temperatures in the winter always make my skin so dry.
lots of people swear by sugar scrubs. indeed, sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and to soften your skin, but they can be expensive and loaded with chemicals. however, you can make your own sugar scrub at home with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!
last weekend i made my own sugar scrub using brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey. it's cheap and easy to make, and it left my skin feeling so soft and silky. goodbye dry winter skin!
all you have to do is mix the ingredients together. it's so easy. in the shower, you just apply the sugar scrub to your body and use your hands to gently rub the sugar scrub over your skin. then you rinse it off with warm water and wash your body with soap as you normally would. it's like creating your own spa-like experience right at home!
the ingredients are all natural, and they smell incredible! the combination of the vanilla extract and the brown sugar smells like dessert!
after i made the sugar scrub, i stored it in a 12oz. mason jar. this sugar scrub is great to make for yourself, but it would make a great gift for someone you love too. just put it in a cute airtight container with a label and you're all set! now, there's a gift idea for valentine's day!
homemade vanilla brown sugar scrub
total time: 5 minutes
yields: enough for approximately 6-8 uses
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix together. (if your coconut oil is solid at room temperature, simply warm it in the microwave for a little bit to soften it.) place the sugar scrub in an airtight container.
in the shower, generously apply the sugar scrub to your body. use your hands to gently rub the sugar scrub over your skin. rinse with warm water and wash your body with soap as you normally would. (be careful, the coconut oil may cause the bottom of your tub/shower to become slippery!)