Easy DIY Sugar Scrub With Essential Oils

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This DIY sugar scrub with essential oils features avocado oil to help heal your winter dry skin quickly and effectively. As the furnace comes on more and more frequently, keeping my skin moisturized becomes more difficult. If I’m not careful, my skin gets dry, flaky and irritated.

Easy DIY Sugar Scrub With Essential Oils

Easy DIY Sugar Scrub With Essential Oils

I generally use brown sugar or demerara sugar in my sugar scrubs because they have a slightly larger grain to them than white granulated sugar. These means that my skin gets a little bit more exfoliation. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and brings blood to the surface of your skin. This leads to new skin growth and a healthy glow. This is a definite plus when you’re dealing with aging skin. I also added in chia seeds for a bit more texture since winter is so rough on my skin. You could use any kind of small seed including poppy seeds. Chia just happens to be what I had on hand.

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One of my favorite essential oils is lavender and when I’m relaxing at night, that’s the essential oil I choose. In this case, I chose peppermint essential oil because it wakes me up and it’s great for my sinuses. Peppermint essential oil is also great for muscle pain so this easy DIY sugar scrub with essential oils is perfect to use after a workout.

There are no exact measurements when making a sugar scrub. It’s not like baking. Just take some dark brown sugar, some chia seeds and some avocado oil and mix it together until it holds its shape if you squeeze it between your fingers. It should not be dripping oil. Then add a few drops of essential oil and stir. Store it in a glass jar with a lid between uses. A small canning jar works wonderfully for this.

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  1. I love using essential oils in my stuff.  I make lip balm too, will try this!
  2. I totally need to make my own in this dry Colorado climate. Thanks for the how-to: if it all goes well, this will be part of my teacher gift package!
  3. I love my sugar scrub, especially during this time of year!
  4. Sugar scrubs make a world of a difference and the essential oils can be so beneficial too! Love this
  5. I really have to get back into this.  I used to make scrubs, soaps, bath bombs...all kinds of neat girly-type things.  It was so much fun - I'd be like the mad scientist, in my kitchen at night, whipping up my latest creation.  Thanks for reminding me there are still fun times to be had!

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