How to make exfoliating scrub

High quality exfoliating scrubs are expensive when purchased ready-made. There is no reason to spend money on these scrubs when making them yourself at home is so easy. Make exfoliating scrubs as simple or as fancy as you desire. Make a gentle facial scrub for sensitive facial skin or an exfoliating scrub for your body. Experiment with different ingredient combinations to create just the exfoliating scrub you want.

Weigh 56.7gr. of granulated sugar and place it in a small mixing bowl. Measure 1 tsp of glycerine and add it to the sugar. Mix these two ingredients well.

Pour approximately 1/4 cup of oil into a small cup and add six drops of the essential oil of choice. Mix the oils well and then slowly pour them into the sugar mixture.

Mix the ingredients well with a spoon. Add more oil if necessary to create a scrub with the proper consistency. It should be thick enough that it holds together as a paste in your hand.

Place the scrub in a jar and cover to store.

Measure 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar and 1/2 cup sea salt into a small mixing bowl and mix to combine the dry ingredients.

Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut oil to the dry ingredients. Add 1 tbsp fragrance oil if desired. Mix well and allow it to stand for two hours.

Mix the scrub again after letting it stand. If the scrub is not moist enough, add more coconut oil to create a moist paste.

Place the scrub in a jar and cover to store.


Essential oils are natural oils and fragrance oils are synthetic oils. Essential oils have some therapeutic properties that fragrant oils do not have.

Things You'll Need

  • Food scale
  • Granulated sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Vegetable glycerine
  • Essential oil of choice (suggestions: lavender, orange, lemon, vanilla, tea tree, lemon, and grapefruit)
  • Fragrance oil (optional)
  • Oils (suggestions: sweet almond oil, coconut oil and olive oil)
  • Small mixing bowls
  • Spoon
  • Small jars
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