Scrub a Dub Dub -- Aromatherapy Sugar Scrub Recipes

April 5, 2020

 

I've been sharing recipes to support immune health and mental health and thought it might be nice to share some sugar scrub recipes for those who need to to nourish their skin and enjoy a bit of pampering.

 

Depending on the essential oils you choose the scrub can support the respiratory and immune system, support relaxation and sleep, help soothe the skin, or assist in detox. I shared an awesome coffee sugar scrub in a Be Kekoa Apothecary FaceBook live recently (click here to watch) and I'll share a few recipes from a scrubs class I offered a month or two ago.

 

Sugar scrubs are meant to help exfoliate the skin and leave it feeling soft and nourished. If gentle enough they can be used on the face, but often they are meant for the body. Here are a few basic recipes to try. 

 

 

Basic Sugar Scrub -- Be Kekoa Apothecary Style:

Basic sugar scrubs are just oil and sugar -- simple. I'll share a few trips to help them feel less greasy. If you've ever been to Be Kekoa you know it smells great -- fresh and fruity. So our scrub recipe should too.

 

What you'll need:

4 - 8 oz plastic or glass jar (side note -- glass jar and oily scrub means you need to be careful not to drop it in the shower or tub!) 

3 oz white sugar

1 oz jojoba oil (or other suitable oil such as fractionated coconut, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil)

4-8 drops lime essential oil (One of Brandie's favorites!)

2-4 drops orange essential oil

optional clean mixing bowl

 

Add sugar to the jar. Top with oil. Add the essential oils. Stir to combine. If you prefer mix everything in a bowl and spoon into jar. If you don't have a scale you can eye ball it. Fill the jar 1/2 to 3/4 full with sugar and top with oil. If you like a more oily mixture add more oil -- and it you like a more grainy mixture keep the oil on the lower end.

 

If you're using a 4 oz jar keep the TOTAL amount of essential oils to 3-10 drops per ounce of product (so 12 to 40 drops TOTAL). If using an 8 oz jar and filling with product you can double the amount of essential oil.

 

If you'd like a less greasy feeling scrub try adding a 1/2 teaspoon or so of castille soap. In the shop I could use polysorbate 80 or decyl glucoside but not everyone has those ingredients on hand.

 

Coffee Sugar Scrub -- This is the one I shared in the FaceBook live (click here to view):

 

This yummy scrub is an invigorating, wake up scrub that coffee lovers will adore. Peppermint adds a cooling burst of awesomeness.

 

4 - 8 oz plastic or glass jar (side note -- glass jar and oily scrub means you need to be careful not to drop it in the shower or tub!) 

2 - 3 oz white sugar

1 -2 oz finely ground coffee

1 oz jojoba oil (or other suitable oil such as fractionated coconut, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil)

5 - 20 drops of peppermint essential oil

optional clean mixing bowl

 

Add the sugar and coffee to your jar and stir to combine. Top with oil and peppermint essential oil and stir to combine. If desired you can mix in a bowl and spoon into jar.

 

If you'd like a less greasy feeling scrub try adding a 1/2 teaspoon or so of castille soap. In the shop I could use polysorbate 80 or decyl glucoside but not everyone has those ingredients on hand.

 

 

Creamy Sugar Scrub:

 

I'm trying to keep things simple with supplies that you may have on hand at home. This scrub features solid coconut oil to give it a creamier feel. It's a modification of a scrub that includes shea and cocoa butter -- two ingredients that are not standard pantry fare. 

 

4 - 8 oz plastic or glass jar (side note -- glass jar and oily scrub means you need to be careful not to drop it in the shower or tub!) 

2 - 2.5 oz White or raw brown sugar

1 oz olive or avocado oil

1 oz coconut oil (solid kind)

5 - 20 drops Lavender essential oil (optional)

Clean mixing bowl

 

This one is tough to mix in the jar. Combine sugar and oils in a clean mixing bowl. Fold in coconut oil and mix until well incorporated. Add essential oil if desired and spoon into jar. 

 

If you'd like a less greasy feeling scrub try adding a 1/2 teaspoon or so of castille soap. In the shop I could use polysorbate 80 or decyl glucoside but not everyone has those ingredients on hand.

 

 

Hope you have fun trying these recipes at home. When we're able to meet up again I look forward to having classes where we can make some awesome scrubs. If you have questions about scrubs, aromatherapy, essential oils, or natural wellness contact me or set up a consult

 

Be well my friends,

Tricia

 

If you have questions about scrubs, aromatherapy, essential oils, or natural wellness feel free to contact me or set up a consult.

 

Stay well my friends!

Tricia

 

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