Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Sugar-Free Pineapple Zucchini Cake
Photo by Meng He

Trying to get rid of the white sugar in your cupboard? Rather than throw it away, use it to pamper yourself in a calorie-free way by making yourself a luxurious sugar scrub.

This is what you need:
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup regular (white) sugar 
  • 1/2 cup almond or olive oil
  • 2 pipets (droppers) full of Vitamin E oil. You can also pierce four Vitamin E capsules
  • 2 drops of your favorite essential oil, like lavender (Alternatively, you can also use a couple drops of your favorite food extract, such as vanilla or mint)
  • 8 oz. plastic container with a lid (do not use glass)
What to:
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl 
  2. Place the mixture into the plastic container and cover it with the lid
Use this sugar scrub as a way to exfoliate your skin and practice aroma therapy at the same time.

Do not use the scrub on your face, as the sugar crystals may be too abrasive. Be careful while walking in your shower or tub after using this or any type of oil-based scrub because the oil can make the floor slippery. After your shower, consider wiping down your tub with your regular cleaners or even a bit of dish soap (which cuts grease) mixed with warm water. 

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