Friday, 19 April 2013

Make Your Own: Brown Sugar Body Scrub

There's a Pinterest-y trend, for making your own body scrubs at home going around, and since I just finished my huge tub of Soap & Glory's The Breakfast Scrub, which I love (and is that not the best pun you've ever heard?), I decided to give it a shot. It's super easy, you guys. This is a really cute way to spend half an hour and you'll end up with a gorgeous-smelling scrub which leaves your skin silky smooth, and it's also all natural in case you get hungry in the shower. And! Even better, you likely have all the ingredients already sitting in your cupboards.

The basic recipe for this is (roughly) 2 parts sugar + 1 part oil. After that, you can get creative with the kind of sugar and oil and flavourings you want to use.

I used half a cup of golden caster sugar and half a cup of soft dark brown, plus half a cup of olive oil, a teaspoon of vanilla essence, half a teaspoon of rock salt flakes, and about 1 or 2 teaspoons of finely chopped rosemary leaves. Let your imagination roam free and wild. You could use peppermint essence, essential oils like lavender, or citrus zest for flavourings, or switch the olive oil for something fancier like almond or coconut. 

Toss everything in a bowl together and combine your ingredients with a fork until they reach your desired scrubby texture. I actually added a couple of extra tablespoons of sugar at this point because it seemed too oily. Your mixture should be loose enough to be gentle on the skin, but firm enough to scrub with.

 Aaaaand you're done! Unless you are like me and at this point insist on transferring your yummy mixture into a cute glass jar and putting some raffia round it in a bow to make it look rustic and pretty. Actually these would make great homemade gifts, perhaps two or three in different flavours with adorable handwritten labels. I topped with an extra sprig of rosemary, for extra scent but also I will confess mostly because it looked nice.

And now, feel free to obnoxiously Instagram away so that everybody knows how crafty and quirky you are, and also that you have really soft skin and smell great. 


1 comment:

  1. i've always wanted to be a bit more diy-y and i love body scrubs so i think i might just have to make this and kill two birds with one stone!
    lovely little blog,
    your newest blog lovin' follower,
    laura xx