Apple Spice Sugar Scrub is a brown sugar scrub meant to be used as a face or body exfoliant. Not only does this scrub keep your skin feeling great, it also smells delicious.
Are you looking for a way to pamper yourself without spending a lot of money? This sugar scrub is just what you are seeking. This Apple Spice Sugar scrub requires only basic ingredients and does wonders for your skin.
Frequently Asked Questions about Making your own DIY Sugar Scrub:
What is a sugar scrub?
A sugar scrub is made out of a mixture of oil and sugar, which is used as a face or body exfoliant. Sugar scrubs are known for their ability to slough off dead skin and leave your skin feeling fresh, smooth, soft, and moisturized.
What does coconut oil do for the skin?
Coconut oil is known for its natural SPF of about 4, due to the high levels of vitamins E and K. In addition, it’s rich in antioxidants that help fight damage from free radicals like sun damage. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. Coconuts are also said to be an aphrodisiac because they contain substances that boost libido.
What does brown sugar do for the skin?
Brown sugar has many benefits for your skin. The most important benefit of brown sugar for your skin is its antibacterial effect. Brown sugar scrubs have been shown to be effective against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, including MRSA.
Brown sugar has also been shown to have a killing effect on other microbes that cause infections and diseases such as the flu, measles, mumps, meningitis, and pertussis. It doesn’t kill them directly but instead inhibits them in their growth process.
How long can I store a homemade sugar scrub?
Sugar scrubs can be stored for up to three months, if they are kept in an airtight container. Because there is no preservative in this scrub, it’s best to store it in the fridge. You can leave it out for a couple of hours before using it so that it comes back up to room temperature.
This will increase its shelf life and allow you to use it on more than one occasion. If you’re not planning on using this within around 3 days I’d recommend storing it in the fridge.
How do I use this scrub?
After cleansing your face or body with lukewarm water (don’t dry yourself off), apply the sugar scrub all over your face or body like lotion (unless you have sensitive skin). After allowing the sugar to dissolve into your skin, remove any excess by rinsing with warm water.
What kind of container should I store my Apple Spice scrub in?
My preference is to store my scrubs in a jar. A jar has more room for the scrub to expand as it melts and shrinks back down when it cools off. It keeps your product from going bad due to bacteria growth, which is seen with plastic jars when they are used to store food products.
Plastic tends to hold on to smells and can affect the flavor of your scrubs, making them less appetizing. Using glass also gives you the benefit of being able to see what color your scrub is or if any ingredients have separated themselves over time due to temperature changes.
Ingredients for Apple Spice Sugar Scrub
- 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 organic coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- container for scrub
How to Make Apple Spice Sugar Scrub
1. Place your light brown sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice into a small mixing bowl and mix well.
2. Melt your coconut oil in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds (caution it will be hot), pour into your sugar mixture with your vanilla extract and mix well.
3. Scoop your apple spice sugar scrub into a small mason jar and use a tablespoon of sugar scrub at a time with warm water for smooth soft legs and feet.
Now is the time to get your skin feeling fresh and new with this homemade sugar scrub recipe. The best part about this scrub? It smells like apple pie!
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