I wanted too share with everyone these home made facial scrubs,while online this evening .i found these great scrubs,they look so lovely and you already have most of the ingredents in you kitchen,enjoy my sweet friends.. will be posting more food recipes this week :)
1.Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe
All of my sugar scrubs are based on this basic recipe. The key is to make the scrub in small batches and use it fairly quickly because it doesn’t have any preservatives in the mix.IngredientsAn empty jar with a lid (a small jelly or condiment jar works great for this project)1 cup granulated white sugar1/2 cup olive oilLabel (if desired)Make it
1. Pour the granulated white sugar into the jar.2. Pour the olive oil into sugar and mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended. (I prefer the screw on the lid and shake method to mix my ingredients.)3. Label the jar as desired.2. Variations for the Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe
Oils: You can substitute sweet almond oil, jojoba or coconut oil (coconut oil may be already heavily scented and interfere with the addition of any extra essential oil or scent)
Extra moisturizer: 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
Natural preservative: 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Scent your scrub using:- A few drops of your favorite essential oil (Lavender, Jasmine, Sandalwood, etc.)- Vanilla (A wonderful scent but it will color your scrub brown)- Body splash or perfume (This is a great way to use up bottle of body splash or perfume that you usually don’t usually wear. However you may want to avoid this method if you don’t like items made with synthetic ingredients.)
Color and texture: A handful of dried herbs or flowers for color (lavender, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, mint etc.) I usually use the things that I have in my pantry – olive oil and white granulated sugar (ironically organic sugar doesn’t work very well for this project) and my suger scrub works great. Even better, it’s less expensive than the body scrub I saw in Sephora that was $32 for a small jar of plain olive oil and sugar!3. Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar cane scrub ...An empty jar with a lid 1 cup granulated white sugar 6 candy canes/peppermint candy (approx ¼ cup), finely crushed into a powder1/2 cup olive oil (or any of the oils in the basic recipe)6 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)Label (if desired)
Make it:1. Pour the granulated white sugar and crushed peppermint into the jar.2. But the lid on the jar and shake it to mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.3. Pour the liquid ingredients into sugar mix.4. But the lid on the jar and shake it to mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.5. Label the jar as desired.Notes:
If you can find it, a bag of precrushed peppermint candies for baking are excellent for this project!
Once the candies are broken into chunks, I use my blender or food processor to further pulverize the candy into a fine powder.
I didn’t use peppermint essential oil and my scrub still smelled very pepperminty. As always, your mileage may vary.
The courser grains of the broken candy could do damage to delicate facial skin. It may be best to use this scrub strictly as a body scrub and not as a facial scrub. 3.
Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub aka Kahlua Sugar ScrubAfter some experimenting I came up with this brown sugar scrub that smells just like Kahlua! Although I wouldn't recommend drinking it unless you like the taste of olive oil.Ingredients An empty jar with a lid1/2 cup granulated white sugar1/2 cup granulated brown sugar1/2 cup olive oil (or any of the oils in the basic recipe) 6 drops of vanilla (if desired)Make it1. Pour the granulated white sugar and brown sugar into a bowl and mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.2. Pour the sugar mixture into a jar.
3. Pour the liquid ingredients into sugar mix.4. But the lid on the jar and shake it to mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.5. Label the jar as desired.
enjoy these lovely scrubs