Have you exfoliated with a sugar scrub lately? It’s truly divine, and dope simple to make. This here is our favorite DIY sugar scrub recipe. The combination of ginger and citrus can be either relaxing or energizing, due to the adaptogenic qualities of the essential oils. Pretty cool, eh? You’ll want to eat this stuff with your morning grapefruit, but please don’t.
GINGER CITRUS SUGAR SCRUB
3 cups organic sugar
1 cup sunflower or grapeseed oil (adjust if you like it dryer or oilier)
8 drops sweet orange essential oil
6 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops ginger essential oil
3 drops mandarin essential oil
Mix it all together until the oils are well incorporated into the sugar. Store in an airtight container and use within 2 weeks.
Oh, and a coupla thangs.
One. Use a reputable essential oil company. We like Aura Cacia, Simplers, Eden Botanicals, and Mountain Rose Herbs. This matters, because a lot of cheap essential oils have found to be adulterated.
Two. Since you’ll be rubbing it all over that babe bod, try to use organic sugar and oil.
Three. Make sure you use a spoon or other scooping device and DO NOT get water in the scrub. This recipe is anhydrous, meaning all oil and no water, and doesn’t contain a preservative. Once you introduce water to the mix, you’ve created a breakfast bowl for microbes like mold and bacteria. Just sayin. Happy scrubbing!