Fall Means Moisturizing
A good moisturizing body scrub climbs to the top of my priority list during Fall. This is the time of year, when the leaves starts to change, the temperatures dip, and the air becomes crisp. It’s also the time of year when my skin dries out and starts to look like….., well let’s just say it looks awfully dry without some severe moisturizer. Using a body scrub, such as sugar and/or salt scrub, a few times a week does wonders for me. With the changes we have made in our diet and the foods we eat, we have become a lot more conscious about the ingredients in the products we buy. Does anyone know what Dipolyhydroxystearate is? I know I don’t and it’s in many retail sugar scrubs. For that reason alone, we decided to make our own homemade sugar body scrub.
Body Scrub Crafts
For this upcoming Kids Craft Fair, I asked the kids to make a body scrub; specifically, a homemade sugar scrub. We found a few ideas online and modified them to what we wanted. We came up with three ideas for a sugar body scrub: (from left to right) Sugar Cookie, Pumpkin Spice, and Orange Citrus.
Sugar Scrub Recipes
Here are the recipes for each
3 Cup of Sugar
1.5 cups of oil (we used pure sunflower oil)
2 Tablespoons of Honey
2 Tablespoon of Vanilla
Pumpkin Pie Spice:
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of white sugar
2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1.5 cups Sunflower oil
3 cups of white sugar
1.5 cups of sunflower oil
2 Tablespoons dried orange peel
2 Tablespoons fresh orange zest
For all sugar scrubs, combine all dry ingredients first (sugar and spices). Add the oil and any remaining wet ingredients. Stir until well combined. Store in an air tight container.
These scrubs aren’t as oily as ones I’ve purchased in the store. I liked the amount of oil left on the skin after we rinsed it off. You can add more oil to your preference. You can also substitute olive, safflower, coconut, almond, or another oil for the sunflower we used. We used sunflower because it was light and didn’t have a strong smell. Essential oils weren’t added due to our preference. But you can add them if you desire. Most health food stores carry them.