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3 Sugar Scrubs For Beautiful Healthy Skin (All Recipes Here…)

DIY Blueberry Lemon Body Scrub

bluberry lemon sugar scrub

One thing besides the great feel and smell that this scrub has to offer is the fact that it has blueberries in it and blueberries are great in fighting free radicals. Free radicals cause premature skin aging and cancer cells which are something we all want to fight off! Other great properties that this scrub has to offer is that it contains lemon extract and coconut oil. These two things are awesome things to have in your skin care products. Lemon Extract is a natural bleacher which means it can lighten and even out your skin tone. Coconut oil has great moisturizing, cleansing, and anti-aging benefits for your skin (you can find coconut oil here online so you won’t have to run out to the store just for this one item.) Don’t spend money on expensive store-bought body scrubs when making your own at home is so easy. Be sure to leave me a comment to let me know if you tried this blueberry lemon body scrub recipe! I found this on the website, Dear Crissy, which is one of my favorite sites to get great recipes from. I am posting the recipe and beautiful image from that site.

DIY Blueberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

Here is a sugar scrub that will make your skin healthy and beautiful. It's hard to say what the magic ingredient is since there are so many!
Keyword: DIY Sugar Scrub
Servings: 1 Jar
Author: Kelli M. Riebesehl | Family Lifestyle Blogger | This Post Contains Affiliate Links

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut oil
  • 1 Cup White sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. freeze dried blueberries freeze dried over fresh will give you nice color, a powder that will easily break down instead of blueberry pieces that might not wash away or down the drain well and will not need refrigeration. But fresh is certainly an option if you have them on hand and will be enjoying this right away
  • A few drops Lemon essential oil
  • 1 dropful blue food coloring

Instructions

  • Start by breaking down the freeze-dried blueberries. You can do this by smashing them with your fingers or using the food processor. Once you have that part taken care of, add the sugar, coconut oil, essential oil, and optional food coloring. Mix until well combined. If using the food coloring, you may need to pay a little extra attention to make sure the color is evening mixed in.
    Optional, if you have fresh lemon, you could zest 1 small lemon onto a tray or oven safe dish and then dry it by placing it in the oven at 350 degrees for a few minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when you start to smell a robust lemon scent coming from the oven. Stay close, this only takes a few minutes. Its certainly an extra step but would be so pretty mixed in with the blue! Like using fresh blueberries, you could certainly use fresh lemon zest if you plan to use this within a week or so, you might just want to keep it refrigerated if you go fresh.
    Store in an airtight container and take a little extra care when using as the coconut oil will make surfaces seem slicker. I typically apply a scrub like this as the last thing I do in the shower, then rinse off and pat dry with a towel to leave as much of the coconut oil on as it is very moisturizing for your skin.

DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub

I am in love with all of these DIY sugar scrubs but I really love this one maybe even the most because it really gets down to the raw basics of skin care and that would be removing the dirt and impurities from your skin leaving it healthy with a beautiful glow. Green tea is a wonderful anti-inflammatory that helps soothe blemishes and scars. It tends to rejuvenate tired skin leaving it moisturized.

If you’ve never tried making your own DIY sugar scrub before this one is a great place to start. When I first tried it I planned a bubble bath spa night just for myself complete with uninterrupted candlelight, a huge mug of my favorite hot tea (some may prefer a glass of wine here), and a good book.

This DIY green tea scrub is super quick to whip together. It’s an inexpensive spa treatment and bonus—you very likely have everything needed in your pantry for this fabulous body scrub! Start with the content from 2 green tea bags (or any other flavor you have on hand or prefer), 1 cup white sugar and ½ to ¾ cup of soft or melted coconut oil (You can use more or less depending on how dry or oily you prefer the consistency to be. I like how exfoliating a dry rub style scrub can be and tend to use less coconut oil).

As always, take extra care if using our DIY green tea scrub in the shower, as the coconut oil will make the floor slippery. Same goes for the bath if you’ll be using it there or soaking in it. Rinse off all the way and pat dry (rubbing will remove the hydrating coconut oil, you can leave this on as it will nicely moisturize and protect your skin).

 

DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Author: Kelli M. Riebesehl | Family Lifestyle Blogger | This Post Contains Affiliate Links

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2-3/4 Cup Soft or melted coconut oil (You can use more or less depending on how dry or oily you prefer the consistency to be. I like how exfoliating a dry rub style scrub can be and tend to use less coconut oil).
  • *Optional 1 Tbsp. ground Freeze-dried Edamame Beans

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients and enjoy as a body scrub or bath treatment.

DIY Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub

DIY-Chocolate-Mint-Sugar-Scrub

I found this wonderful recipe at the Canadian blog, Mommy Moment, by Jody Arsenault. I use her recipe and her image for this post. What first attracted me to the recipe was her use one of my most favorite candies, Andes Chocolate Mints, and likening the recipe to smelling like that- can you imagine that scent in your nostrils as you’re washing your face or even better using it while showering or in the tub enjoying an exhilarating start to your day! Can you say absolutely delicious and addicting!

This scrub is full of goodies! It includes cocoa powder (which helps to tighten skin, fight aging, and prevent breakouts), almond oil (which helps in moisturizing and lightening skin and contains Vitamin E which helps with anti-aging and healing), and peppermint essential oil(which helps calm and soothe your skin).

DIY Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub

How to Use: 1. Wet body and apply scrub generously to skin. 2. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with towel. Store in airtight container for up to six months.
Servings: 2 Cups
Author: Kelli M. Riebesehl | Family Lifestyle Blogger | This Post Contains Affiliate Links

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut oil
  • 1/4 Cup Almond oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • 4 Drops Peppermint essential oil or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. Vitamin E oil

Instructions

  • Instructions
    In a large bowl, add both sugars and the cocoa powder.
    Mix in the coconut oil and almond oil. Stir until well combined.
    Add the peppermint essential oil and Vitamin E oil (optional). Mix well.
    Transfer to an airtight container.
    DIRECTIONS
    1. In a large bowl, add both sugars and the cocoa powder.
    2. Mix in the coconut oil and almond oil. Stir until well combined.
    3. Add the peppermint essential oil and Vitamin E oil (optional). Mix well.
    How to Use:
    1. Wet body and apply scrub generously to skin.
    2. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
    Store in airtight container for up to six months

Winter-Damaged Skin DIY Honey Olive Oil Bath Bombs

This time of year I just can’t take the dry weather any longer so I often set out to find a more permanent solution to my dry skin than just any old usual remedy.

To put it mildly, this winter weather has left my skin a mess!

It’s so dry I feel like it could just crack and bleed at a moments notice.

My house is full of all things promising a speedy recovery from severe dry skin and all the accompanying irritating symptoms.

What’s more is have spent a fortune on all of those creams, lotions, salves, etc. and I feel like a fool because some of them didn’t even work! 

But I’m so excited and I can hardly wait to share with you the reason why.I found these DIY olive oil bath bombs that work wonders on the DIY Network contributed by Editor Jessica Yonker.I just can’t sing their praises enough! My skin feels amazing and smells amazing and I found all of the ingredients in my kitchen cabinets.Never again will I buy store bought bath bombs.

These are the instructions that I found with the bath bombs recipe and tried and I encourage you to do so too because my skin is soft and radiates good health from within and out- you’ll be ready for spring and summer in no time.
  • Exfoliate: The first step is to brush away dry, dead skin cells. For this blend, I used salt and oatmeal. For best results, use sea salt, which is full of minerals that match your skin’s composition and help you retain moisture. Oatmeal (don’t use instant oatmeal, which usually contains added sugars and extra ingredients) is very gentle, making it great for those with sensitive skin.
  • Cleanse: Honey and cinnamon both are natural cleansers with antibacterial properties. Honey, a humectant, also hydrates the skin by sealing in moisture. If you have sensitive skin, substitute cinnamon for a small spoonful of honey – too much cinnamon can irritate the skin.
  • Moisturize: Next, select a carrier oil. On my first trial, I used only coconut oil, but it left my skin feeling too greasy. I ended up using two parts olive oil to one part coconut oil. I took her advice an I loved the amount of moisture my skin received- it was a perfect equation!
Feel free to switch up ingredients – try a squeeze of lemon for a boost of skin-clearing vitamin C, tea tree oil to fight redness or a few drops of lavender essential oil before bedtime. Once you have the perfect blend for your skin, combine the ingredients, pour into an ice tray, seal and pop them in the freezer. I added a burst of lemon because I had a blemish or two to get rid of.Let me know all about your experience making these and how they changed your skin. Let me know of any changes you made in your own recipe for my readers.

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A Little Bit About Me

I’m married to the love of my life, I have four amazing and precious children, three girls, and one boy. (He’s the baby of the family!)O:)
My husband and I work full time together practicing family law in Phoenix, Arizona and on this blog (I am just crazy about blogging- I’ve always loved living the writer’s life!)
We have two puppy dog children, Boo Boo, a German Shepherd/Lab mix, and Minnie, a Miniature Toy Poodle/Chihuahua mix (we just got her at 6 weeks so she’s our new baby of the family.)
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