Sugar Scrub from the Kitchen
BASIC SUGAR SCRUB
1/2 cup of sugar2 Tbsp. of olive oil1 Tbsp. of any extract (I've tried vanilla and mint - but not together!).Mix all ingredients, jump in the shower, wet your skin, massage the scrub into your skin and rinse. Thesugar removes all the dead skin and all that remains is soft skin from the olive oil. I've even used it onmy face and lips (don't rub too hard) and my face looks and feels amazing.Don't be concerned about olive oil on your face - it's one of the most natural oils and won't clog yourpores. I love using the vanilla for Saturday nights and peppermint for mornings. You can use any scentyou want! Experiment and enjoy!
VERMONT SOAPWORKS - SUGAR SCRUB
Get ready for almost unbelievably soft skin (even for those of us with older skin).The other day I was speaking with Larry Pleasant, CEO of The Vermont Soapworks, and hementioned that he and his staff had spent the morning testing homemade sugar scrubs, and thateveryone was commenting on how incredibly soft their skin felt. Aware that sugar cane producesglycolic acid, one of the natural alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliates the skin, I was immediatelycurious about his recipes.
50 percent white cane sugar (note that organic sucanat, while the best choice for food,doesn’t work as well for this recipe)
50 percent vegetable glycerin to moisten the sugar (I used avocado oil since I was out of vegetable glycerin and it proved to be a successful substitute)
Small amounts of aloe vera gel, vitamin C crystals, or anything healing that dissolves inwater
1 or 2 drops of essential oil if desired (Larry recommends combining orange andlavender)
Enough ground hibiscus powder for pink color (if desired)Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Scoop some of the scrub onto your hand and massage gentlyonto your skin for a minute (the scrub will actually tighten onto your skin like a masque). Leaveon for 3 to 4 minutes before rinsing.
SUGAR SCRUB W/ LEMON JUICE
1 clear plastic jar1 cup