I love making sugar scrubs at home and this homemade brown sugar scrub made with essential oils and green tea will leave the skin super soft and rejuvenated.
Ideally, body scrubs should be used once every week but don’t use them if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, have broken skin, or have any other type of skin lesion.
Remember also not to abuse essential oils, a few drops are enough to make this scrub.
Check that you are not allergic to the ingredients used and don’t use them on cracked or very sensitive skin.
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DIY Brown Sugar Scrub For Soft Skin
Making your own homemade brown sugar scrub is very easy. Make sure you have all the ingredients ready before you start.
Ingredients You Need
- a small cup of green tea
- 1.5 cups brown sugar
- One spoon of almond oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- food colorant (optional)
- broad-spectrum preservative (only if there is a possibility of water getting inside the scrub container)
How To Make It
First, make a small cup of green tea and let it cool.
Now in a bowl mix the brown sugar, the almond oil, and the peppermint essential oil.
Add the green tea slowly and keep stirring as you do.
Stop adding the tea when you reach your preferred consistency; solid or runnier.
If you want it to have a different color add one spoon of food colorant.
I have chosen green color because the peppermint plant is green but you can pick any color you want.
Transfer to a container with a lid. You can add a ribbon to the jar to make it look prettier.
Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift.
How To Use It
Apply over wet skin in smooth circular motions.
Don’t rub it too hard to prevent the skin from becoming red.
Shower as usual.
Sometimes I use the scrubs after the shower gel and just rinse them with water.
I like it this way because it leaves my skin moisturized, smooth, and with a nice scent.
If you are wondering if the colorant stains the skin, the answer is no.
At least the food colorant I have used.
Try it first on your hands if you are worried, but I think you will be OK.
The skin will be really soft and with a fresh scent.
If you enjoy making and using sugar scrubs check out these 5 easy homemade sugar scrubs recipes for the body, face, and lips.
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Why the Ingredients Work
- Antioxidant & Rejuvenating Green Tea
Green tea is brimming with antioxidants, which attack and deactivate free radicals before they cause skin damage. Harmful free radicals accelerate the appearance of aging, but the antioxidants in green tea protect your skin from their detrimental effects. These superhero agents contain polyphenols, which are antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral. In addition to neutralizing free radicals, the anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties of polyphenols shield your skin from sunlight-induced cancerous changes.Source
2. Exfoliating Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is gentle on the skin making it an ideal choice for sensitive skin. The naturally occurring glycolic acid exfoliates the skin leaving it super smooth and free of impurities. Other benefits include reducing body acne and relaxing the mind.
3. Moisturizing Almond Oil
Almond oil is rich in vitamin E and its antioxidant action boost collagen production helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Use it to moisturize dry skin, obtain smooth and supple skin, relieve eczema, treat skin rashes, and reduce muscle pain.
4. Refreshing Peppermint Essential Oil
The cooling and stimulating effect of peppermint oil is especially effective to reduce and alleviate muscle aches. It is used in skincare products to balance oily skin, revive dull and tired skin, and get rid of impurities.
*Pregnant or nursing women consult your doctor if you are unsure. The same goes for anyone taking medications.
What’s your favorite homemade brown sugar scrub recipe?