- 3 tablespoons (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons (43 g) organic honey
- ½ cup (115 g) organic sugar
Sweet Vanilla Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub
- ½ cup (100 g) brown sugar
- ½ cup (115 g) granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup (79 ml) olive oil
- 2 tablespoons (43 g) honey
- ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) vitamin E oil
Sugar, Olive Oil, and Strawberry Facial Scrub
- ½ cup (115 g) sugar
- ¼ cup (59 ml) olive oil
- 2 to 3 strawberries, chopped
Brown Sugar and Olive Oil Lip Scrub
- 1 tablespoon (12.5 g) brown sugar
- ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml) olive oil
Preparing Basic Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub
1.Mix the olive oil and honey. Add 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of extra virgin olive oil to a plastic or glass jar with a lid. Next, stir in 2 tablespoons of organic honey and blend until the ingredients are fully mixed.
- Organic honey offers the most natural scrub, but you can use regular honey instead.
2.Add the sugar. When the olive oil and honey are mixed, stir in ½ cup (115 g) of organic sugar. Blend the mixture well until it forms a thick, grainy paste.
- You can substitute regular white sugar for the organic sugar.
- If you prefer a grainy scrub, you can add more sugar.
- For a smoother scrub, add less sugar.
3.Massage the scrub into the skin. When you’re ready to use the scrub, scoop a small amount out of the jar with your fingers. Rub it into your skin in circular motions for approximately 60 seconds to gently exfoliate.
- For very dry areas, such as the elbows and feet, you may want to scrub longer than a minute.
4.Rinse off with water. After you’ve rubbed in the scrub, wash it off with warm water. Gently pat your skin dry with a clean towel to finish up.
- The olive oil in the scrub helps moisturize the skin, but if your skin is very dry, follow up with lotion or cream to hydrate the skin further.
Mixing Up Sweet Vanilla Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub
1.Combine the olive oil, honey, vanilla extract, and vitamin E oil. Add ⅓ cup (79 ml) of olive oil, 2 tablespoons (43 g) of honey, ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) of vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) vitamin E oil to a small bowl. Use a spoon to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
- If you prefer a different scent, you can substitute your favorite essential oil for the vanilla extract. Lemon, grapefruit, and lavender are all good options.
2.Add the sugars. Once all of the liquid ingredients are mixed, stir in ½ cup (100 g) of brown sugar and ½ cup (115 g) of granulated sugar. Mix until the ingredients form a thick, grainy paste.
- You can use all brown sugar or all granulated sugar in the scrub depending on what you have in your pantry.
3.Apply the scrub to your skin in a circular motion. When you’re ready to use the scrub, gently massage it into your skin. Work in circular motions, and be careful not to scrub too hard to avoid irritating your skin.
- You can use the scrub on your face and body. Just be sure to avoid the eye area.
4.Wash the scrub off with water. After you’ve massaged the scrub over your skin, rinse it off with warm water. Splash your skin with cool water to close your pores, and pat it dry with a clean towel.
- Apply a body cream or facial moisturizer after using the scrub to lock in the moisture.
Creating Sugar, Olive Oil, and Strawberry Facial Scrub
1.Mix the sugar and olive oil. Add ½ cup (115 g) of sugar and ¼ cup (59 ml) of olive oil to a small bowl. Use a spoon to carefully stir the ingredients together until they’re fully blended.
- The recipe calls for a 2 to 1 ratio for sugar and olive oil. Adjust the amounts to make as much or as little of the scrub as you’d like.
2.Add the chopped berries and muddle into the sugar mixture. When the sugar and oil are mixed, stir in 2 to 3 finely chopped strawberries. Use a spoon or fork to muddle the fruit into the sugar and oil mixture until they are just combined.
- Avoid overmixing the berries into the sugar mixture. It can cause the sugar granules to dissolve.
- The strawberries help brighten and tone your skin.
3.Transfer to covered container and store in the fridge. When all of the ingredients are combined, spoon the scrub into a jar or other container with a lid. Keep it in the refrigerator, and it will stay fresh for up to two weeks.
4.Massage the scrub over dry skin. To use the scrub, apply it to a dry face with clean fingers. Use a circular motion to rub it into the skin and gently buff away dead skin cells.
- Be careful not to rub too hard with the scrub. The skin on the face is fragile and can easily become irritated if you scrub too hard.
5.Rinse off the scrub with water and pat your face dry. After you’ve applied the scrub, wash it off with warm water. Use a clean towel to gently dry your face, and apply your usual serum, moisturizer, and/or other treatment products.
You can use the scrub one to two times a week for brighter, clearer skin.
Whipping Up Brown Sugar and Olive Oil Lip Scrub
1.Mix the brown sugar and olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon (12.5 g) of brown sugar and ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml) of olive oil to a small bowl or dish. Stir the two ingredients together until they’re fully blended.
- You can adjust the amount of olive oil. You need just enough to help the sugar stick together, so if you prefer a grainy scrub, you can mix in less than ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml).
2.Rub the scrub across your lips. Once the sugar and olive oil are mixed, use your finger to gently apply the scrub to your lips. Massage it in for approximately 30 to 60 seconds to slough off the dead skin.
- You can use the scrub once a week. When your lips are extremely chapped in colder months, you may want to use it twice a week.
3.Wipe the scrub off with a damp washcloth. After you’ve massaged the scrub in, wet a washcloth with warm water. Gently wipe your lips with the cloth until all of the scrub is removed.
- Be sure to follow up with a lip balm to help soothe and hydrate your lips.