Natural Bath Scrubs â€“ Sugar Scrub
Bath scrubs are always a beauty must and are perfect for skin exfoliation. History tells us about the usage of natural bath scrubs by many famous personalities. Cleopatra’s slaves used to rub her down with granulated myrrh and honey along with goat’s milk, pumice scrubs and barley hulls. Later, bath scrubs were developed using ingredients like sea shells, nut shells, certain minerals and salts that help in scraping away the old skin, leaving the new glowing skin behind.
It is very simple to make your own natural bath scrubs. Sugar scrubs are even better as they make the skin feel soft. The glycolic acid content present in sugar (sugar cane) helps in exfoliating the skin and thus rejuvenating it.
Sugar – How it Helps as an Exfoliating Agent
Sugar is not too harsh like groundnut shells. It melts down easily in moisture. Hence, this helps if your skin is very delicate as it is not too harsh. The other benefit of sugar as scrub is it will melt easily instead of sticking to the bath drains unlike ground shells, pumice and certain other insoluble ingredients.
Here is a sugar scrub recipe that is very easy to prepare and can be used to help your skin glow.
- White cane sugar – 50%
- Vegetable glycerin (Avocado can also be used as a substitute) – 50%
- Aloe vera gel – little amount
- Vitamin C crystals – little amount
- Essential oil (lavender and orange) – 1-2 drops
- Hibiscus powder (if desired)
Take a bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix them thoroughly to make a sugar bath scrub. Scoop some of this scrub and massage your skin for 2 minutes. The scrub tightly holds the skin like a mask. Leave for about 5 minutes and wash away with water.
- Light brown sugar – 8 cups
- Avocado oil – 1 Â½ – 2 cups
- Apricot or Peach kernel oil – Â½ – 1 cup
- Essential oil – ginger and vanilla
Mix avocado and apricot oils in the sugar slowly until you get a smooth consistency. Now add a few drops of essential oils to get a good aroma. This sugar scrub can now be used as a bath scrub.