Here at Kortni Jeane we are SO ready for summer to come. While the weather isn't quite warm enough for us to run outside in our cute swimmers and spend our days by the pool basking in the summer sun, we can prepare our skin for it. Sugar scrubs help to exfoliate dead surface skin cells to reveal radiant, glowing skin. Sugar is also the most natural way to soften our skin, and can help to reduce the early signs of aging.
The base to all sugar scrubs is sugar (of course!) and an oil. You can use either white or brown sugar depending on how exfoliating you want the scrub to be. Brown sugar is going to be a more mild exfoliant while white sugar will be a little more abrasive. You know your skin best, so choose which one will work best for you. You can also try it out on a small part of your skin to see how your skin will react before applying the sugar mixture all over your body and face. As for the oil, we would recommend either coconut oil or olive oil. After that feel free to add any essential oils to the mix, and WHALA! You have successfully created your own salon-quality product.
These DIY sugar scrubs will only take a few minutes to make and we are sure you can find most of these ingredients in your cupboard already. They also smell so amazing we maybe were a little tempted to eat them...
DIY Lavender Mint Sugar Scrub
This scrub not only smells divine the lavender and peppermint essential oils create a refreshing, clean scrub that are sure to make you feel like a million bucks. Applying this scrub before using a self-tanner or laying out will also help to optimize the length of the tan.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until you create a paste. Apply to desired areas and wash off with warm water. Store any excess for later use.
DIY Honey Sugar Lip Scrub
Applying a lip scrub will help to remove dead skin cells off of your lips so that your lips are nicely exfoliated and to help your lipsticks, glosses, etc. go on smoother. Plus the added cinnamon in this recipe acts as a natural plumper to help give you that gorgeous pout.
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon almond oil
- Optional: A dash of cinnamon
Mix everything together in a small bowl until you create a paste. Apply to your lips with your fingertips. Then wash off with warm water and follow with a lip balm.