Monday, 18 April 2011

Sugar scrub.

Yes, indeed, this homemade skin exfoliator smells just as good as it (probably) tastes and is made from all edible ingredients.  I used to buy the product to the left, Giovanni Sugar Scrub, Hot Chocolate, but it was expensive (as you can see from the price attached) and I never really went through much of it.  Tim needed an exfoliator because his skin has been dry and I was wracking my brain to come up with something that he could use.  Then I remembered this sugar scrub that I used to use and wondered how hard, in fact, it was to make such a product myself.

I did a Google search, and it turns out that it is very, very easy to make (maybe I should go into business making my own brand if you can sell it for $25 a container...).  A sugar scrub is just sugar with enough oil to make the sugar moisten a bit (instead of being individual granuals, it will be ready to use once it holds together, but not so much that it turns into a paste because then you will lose the grainy-ness of it, which is what you need to exfoliate with).  Because I loved the concept of the Hot Chocolate one I used to buy, I even put just a bit of Dutch cocoa in it.  In the end I used 1/4 cup of organic cane sugar, 1 tsp of Dutch cocoa, and probably about 1 tsp-1 1/2 tsp of cold pressed sesame oil.  I was going to use some virgin coconut oil I just purchased lately (I'm going to try my hand at makeing homemade deodorant soon), but it is solid at room temperature, so wouldn't have worked very well.  I put the ingredients in a small plastic container and stirred them together until they were well combined.  Probably the simplist homemade skin care product ever!

If you try making some of your own sugar scrubs and have any recipes that work well for you, please leave a comment!


  1. Hmmmm...I have never tried doing this with chocolate, what a great idea! I have been mixing packets of sugar with a drop of olive oil since, well, I don't even remember where I picked that up. Works fabulous but it doesn't keep in large quantities. I'll have to try this one!

  2. It really does smell delicious when you're using it and your skin is so smooth afterwards. I haven't run into any spoilage yet, but considering all the ingredients are edible, I am not surprised it doesn't keep well. I guess I should check my little container and see how it's doing!

  3. What, is that all? I make my own olive oil sugar scrub, but cocoa and sesame oil? COME TO MAMA! Goodness on a dime!

  4. Mmmmmm, and it smells so good! I made it almost three weeks ago and it still smells delish!