5 DIY Sugar Scrubs – The Natural Way to Exfoliate Skin

Sugar is the natural way to exfoliate your skin, with these 5 DIY sugar scrubs.

We know you are not supposed to eat sugar. But is it unhealthy to use it on our skin?

Sugar is actually a fantastic natural exfoliant which can come in handy with the winter months and changes in season when you notice your skin is particularly in need of some TLC.

According to Cosmetic dermatologist Naila Malik, “your skin renews itself about every 30 days. If the old cells remain on the surface and build up, they can contribute to a flat, dull appearance, blemishes, and scaling.” This is why exfoliation is important.

These DIY homemade sugar scrub recipes are a great way to exfoliate as they smell (and taste) amazing, while leaving your skin refreshed and velvety smooth

To make the sugar scrubs, place all of the ingredients listed in a bowl and stir until combined.

Vanilla Lavender Relaxing Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Almond Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Lemon Hand Sugar Scrub

  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil(optional, but I always use it. Helps moisturize your skin!)
  • 15-20 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil

Rose Sugar Scrub

  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Dried Rose Petals (optional, makes your sugar scrub look even prettier!)
  • ½ tsp Vitamin E Oil(optional, but I always use it. Helps moisturize your skin!)
  • 8-10 Drops of Rose Water

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • ½ cupCoconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Clove
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub

  • ½ cup of Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • ½ cup Almond Oil
  • ½ tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 tsp of Vanilla Extract


Recipes courtesy of The Little Pine


Amie Maclaine

Amie is a self-professed make up addict with a larger perfume collection than anyone in the southern hemisphere. There’s not a night of the week you won’t find her without a face mask on, and cup of peppermint tea in hand. With a passion for all things food and wellness, she’s the first to jump on a new heath trend. If she’s not rocking one of her well-loved rugby jumpers, you’ll find her in her active wear, Almond Dirty Chai in-tow, ready to take on the day.

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