Now you could probably all find about how to make these scrubs on the internet but I thought I would do a blog post about it anyway and also just to show you how I make it and how good it is!
I decided to start making my own scrubs after being inspired to get my hands stuck into a little bit of DIY by Rachel who makes videos over at All Natural Aspirations. Her videos are great so go & check them out!!
So, I popped round to Wilkinsons and bought some Kilner jars for the bargain price of £2.50 each and started mixing! I thought I would start off with an easy mix as I’m a first-timer and I will try some more scents as I build up my essential oil collection! I started off with an Almond Oil & Honey Brown Sugar Scrub.
What you’ll need:
Sugar (brown or white) I used demerara sugar from Waitrose
Sweet Almond Oil (link) or any carrier oil of your choice!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional)
Pure Honey (I used Rowse which I’ve also been using to clean my face & I’ll do a post about that soon)
A jar (link)
How to make:
You need to play this by ear really depending on how dry or oily you prefer your scrubs to be. I used 1 cup sugar to 1/3 cup of almond oil and I found this to work pretty well for how I like the scrub to be. I don’t like it too sloppy as I find it just drips straight off and the sugar goes soft from sucking up all the oil but I like it to be a little bit wet as the oil adds a little bit of an extra massage whilst I’m scrubbing away! I added 2 tablespoons of olive oil and this made it quite a bit more runny so if you like it to be quite dry then I would suggest using 1/4 cup of carrier oil and not bothering with the olive oil at all. To add a scent to it I added 2 tablespoons of honey and it smells just lovely if I do say so myself! I did add a bit more sugar in at the end as it got quite runny so I know for next time how to make it better.
|Start off with sugar (brown/white) I used demerara|
|Add the carrier oil|
|Mix it up!|
|Add the honey (& olive oil if you want to!)|
I finished off by making some labels (Google ‘jar labels’) and a pretty bow with some lovely ribbon from Wilkinsons (£1 bargain)! These are great to use for yourself instead of spending loads of money on scrubs which are pretty much the same thing! They are also amazing as presents for your friends & family, just decorate with a festive ribbon & tag – easy peasy! I know I’m going to be making some for my friends and I’ll definitely be experimenting with different scents and essential oils.
This body scrub is great! The almond oil sinks into my skin and the scent is lovely. It’s not too harsh on my skin but if you have sensitive skin I would suggest maybe a finer brown sugar or white. It exfoliates my skin but keeps them moisturised too – I’m pretty happy with my DIY scrub if I do say so myself 😀 It does feel quite greasy when you’re rubbing it in but as soon as you wash it off with water and pat dry your skin will feel amazing! If you don’t like that feeling then I would suggest doing it without the olive oil!
Let me know if you try this out!
By the way….who can tell I love chevron designs? 😉 aha!
Disclaimer: I am not an expert at this; it was my first attempt so please don’t blame me if it doesn’t work for you 😉