How To: Make your own sugar scrub!

KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I really wasn't sure if this should go here or in Eden Arts and Crafts but I was browsing the beauty products on here and happened across the Milk Made smoothing white sugar scrub.
Now being me I thought to myself: "You know...we could MAKE something like this in five minutes with stuff we have around the house anyway.".
I quickly set to work gathering the needed supplies and an empty relish jar that was due for recycling and mixed up a batch as a little test.

Granted, it probably isn't as moisturizing or high quality as the stuff you can buy but it certainly is fun to make.

So below is a little tutorial for anyone that wants a fun little weekend project or needs some sugar scrub to tide them over until they can pick some up.

Materials:

1 Empty jar or container, preferably leak-proof for obvious reasons

Granulated sugar (or brown sugar if you prefer)

Oil (coconut is good but you can use plain old veggie oil or olive oil if you want to)

Measuring cup

Spoon

Essential oil or something like vanilla extract


Steps:

1) Get your container and give it a good scrubbing to ensure that it's clean and reasonably smell free.

2) Gather your supplies, I personally used pure peppermint extract (leftover from holiday cookies) and canola oil but mostly because it's what I happened to have on hand.

3) Either in the container or in a bowl measure out 1 cup of sugar (or more depending on your container of choice, but remember you have to leave room for the oil!)

4) Measure and stir in a 1/2 cup of your oil (again, depends on how much sugar you used but the general rule is 2 parts sugar to 1 part oil.)
If you run out of room for the oil, stir for a bit and some of it should absorb down into the sugar making room for more. Be sure to mix until there's no dry sugar left at all.

5) If desired add essential oil or extract now and transfer to your container if you mixed it in a bowl.

6) (optional) Grab your craft supplies and decorate your lovely new jar of sugar scrub!
04/29/2012
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ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I really wasn't sure if this should go here or in Eden Arts and Crafts but I was browsing the beauty products on here and happened across the Milk Made smoothing white sugar scrub.
Now being me I thought to myself: "You know...we could ... More
I love the brown sugar scrub.
04/29/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by ViVix
I love the brown sugar scrub.
The one on here? I haven't tried it yet, but I do love brown sugar so it's probably something I'd like.
I just thought it might be fun to make some of my own. x'D
04/30/2012
voenne voenne
I make my own scrubs as well! I typically use honey or sweet almond oil in mine, and almond extract if I have it. I love brown sugar, but I find it tends to dissolves when mixed in oil. Thanks for sharing.

Oh yeah, and ground coffee works great as well! Invigorating!
04/30/2012
GONE! GONE!
This is awesome, thank you so much for sharing!
04/30/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by voenne
I make my own scrubs as well! I typically use honey or sweet almond oil in mine, and almond extract if I have it. I love brown sugar, but I find it tends to dissolves when mixed in oil. Thanks for sharing.

Oh yeah, and ground coffee works ... More
...and suddenly coffee just got even better. I wonder if wet grounds would work.
*runs off to experiment*
I just grabbed whatever I had lying around, I tend to do stuff like this on the spur of the moment. ^_^
04/30/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
This is awesome, thank you so much for sharing!
=3 You're quite welcome.
The fun part about making your own is getting to play around with the ingredients and being able to make any scent you like.
04/30/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
I have a project for tomorrow!
04/30/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
That sounds like a lotta fun! I have to try this.
04/30/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
That sounds like a lotta fun! I have to try this.
It'd be a great little project to do with your daughters, sort of like an at home mother-daughter spa day.
=)
05/01/2012
jjis123 jjis123
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I really wasn't sure if this should go here or in Eden Arts and Crafts but I was browsing the beauty products on here and happened across the Milk Made smoothing white sugar scrub.
Now being me I thought to myself: "You know...we could ... More
This is kinda cool! Thanks.
05/01/2012
roskat roskat
I do this when I really want scrub and I'm all out of products. Best thing is you can scent it anyway you like with scent oils.
05/01/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I really wasn't sure if this should go here or in Eden Arts and Crafts but I was browsing the beauty products on here and happened across the Milk Made smoothing white sugar scrub.
Now being me I thought to myself: "You know...we could ... More
What a fun post! Thx!!
05/01/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by Peaches2000
What a fun post! Thx!!
^_^ You're quite welcome, I would have provided pics to go with the tutorial but the webcam hates me for some reason so they were all blurry.
05/02/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Thanks for the information. I got the Brown sugar scrub and still trying to get used to it.
05/02/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
youtube!!!! i make and sell to friends and on etsy .com
05/05/2012
jennifur77 jennifur77
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I really wasn't sure if this should go here or in Eden Arts and Crafts but I was browsing the beauty products on here and happened across the Milk Made smoothing white sugar scrub.
Now being me I thought to myself: "You know...we could ... More
Thanks! I'll have to try this sometime! Sounds wonderful!
05/05/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by michael scofield
youtube!!!! i make and sell to friends and on etsy .com
Actually I didn't get it from youtube, but I'd be willing to bet there's hundreds of thousands of such video tutorials.
This is more just meant as a fun little project people can do with things they have lying around if they want something to do. ^_^
05/06/2012
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