Simple Sugar Scrub

"This a simple to make and easy to use sugar scrub. You may have seen simmilar versions selling in chain stores that are expensive. However, this is simple to make and easy to make variations of. Its good for exfoliating any part of your body and seems to work well on my sensitive skin. It makes my skin soft without having to spend a lot which is important when you are a broke student! I hope you enjoy! This originally callled for one cup olive oil, but i have since changed it to 1/2 cup to reflect the reccomendations of others."
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  • mix the sugar and olive oil in the plastic container. I do not recomend using a glass jar for this, since you will most likely have this in your bathroom.
  • add any optional scents you like. I have discovered that adding peppermint oil or orange oil helps refresh you, while lavender is more soothing. My favorite oil to use is sandlewood.
  • to use: place some on a wash cloth and rub in circles anywhere you need exfoliation. After letting it sit for awhile the sugar may settle to the bottom, so it may be necessary to shake this up a little before using.

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  1. PamMal
    If I could give this more stars I would. I didn't use the lemon juice but did use oil - I will never purchase expensive sugar scrub again! Thanks.
  2. Tornado Ali
    This is a great, simple and inexpensive way to treat yourself special (or your sister, mother, friends, etc...) I add different scented essential oils I buy with coupons from MIchael's, and use the clearest extra virgin olive oil I can find, to avoid that greenish color. I also use only about 1/3 cup oil to the one cup sugar...I find a half cup makes it a little too liquidy for my personal preferences.
  3. Bobtail
    Excellent scrub! First time I have made a scrub and it will not be the last. I made 1/2 of the recipe and had plenty, with even some left over I did feel like the ratio of oil to sugar was a bit too much. Next time I will cut back on the oil. Thanks Pepper Monkey!
  4. TexasKelly
    I give this 5 stars. I wanted to exfoliate before using a self tanner and I hate spending so much money on the scrubs sold in stores. This was cheap to put together and worked great on my skin, it feels so soft. I did skip the lemon, but used a couple drops of vanilla oil I happened to have. Thanks for posting this!
  5. deannatroupe
    This is an awesome recipe! I have super duper dry skin and this scrub really helped. I didn't have enough olive oil, so I added some tea tree oil to the mixture!


  1. muffinlady
    This was so softening. A great recipe. I made just a little bit and used on my face, hands and feet. They feel so good. So much cheaper than what you can buy and I had to use some self control. I used orange extract instead of essential oil. I kept wanting to lick my lips.
  2. Charishma_Ramchanda
    Awesome recipe! I just needed to treat my hands like a lady:), and this was just perfect with all the ingredients available at home, costing just few pennies, involving the least time possible and providing the finest result! I used the juice of 4 limes as a substitute instead of lemons. I made this in 2 batches: one with the lime juice and 1 without. Both are simply marvellous on my sensitive skin. This is a wonderful recipe. Note: You can also use table salt instead of sugar and make this. It gives good results and is something I have been doing for a very long time now:) Thanks a bunch for the recipe!



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