This time of year reminds me of spring cleaning, getting rid of all the dirt in our lives and making a fresh start, so let’s also remember to scrub our bodies. Exfoliating is a healthy way to remove dirt and dead skin cells, helping to keep a youthful appearance. I have a budget friendly, and yummy way of making a homemade, gentle exfoliating body scrub.
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sunflower oil
1 Tbs Pure Vanilla Extract
Mix well and scoop into sealable glass container (I recommend wide mouth mason jars).
With this recipe I suggest using a large bowl with a lid to mix the body scrub, making sure you are in an area that can be easily cleaned, in case of spills, and using a ladle for pouring. Also, you can alter the ingredient amounts based on the texture you prefer.
I was able to make 8 separate quart mason jars of Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub for presents at $1.71 each. They smell and even taste (as my husband decided by eating almost an entire jar) wonderfully.
I have sensitive skin, but this body scrub is delicate enough that I was even able to use it on my face; and the sunflower oil helped me to moisturize my skin during cold or hot months. I do recommend using the scrub in the shower or bath before shaving.
If you are planning on giving this homemade body scrub as a present, you might paint the lid of the mason jar and tie a ribbon around the rim, or if you are handy with a pair of scissors, cut out a piece of fabric in the shape of a circle and use it as a cover for your lid. No matter what, you are sure to have smoother and softer skin after using this budget friendly exfoliating body scrub.Google+