tutorial: make a yummy natural sugar scrub

moisturizing sugar scrub tutorial, anointment natural skin care

With the holidays around the corner and cold, dry winter weather upon us here in eastern Canada, I wanted to share a nice sugar scrub to make a great handcrafted gift for family and friends on your gift list this year. This scrub will tame the dry, flaky skin winter brings, and makes an excellent stocking stuffer.

Here’s what you need to make your own Moisturizing Sugar Scrub:

moisturizing sugar scrub tutorial, anointment natural skin care

Equipment:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Spoon
  • Towel (7)
  • Heavy Bottomed saucepan (5)
  • Pipette or measuring spoons (4)

Ingredients:

  • 90 g white sugar (1)
  • 30 g brown sugar* (2) *You can substitute turbinado or demerara sugar for a coarse scrub
  • 45 g shea butter (honey can be substituted) (3)
  • 5 g liquid vegetable glycerine (optional)
  • 5 g jojoba or extra virgin olive oil (6)
  • 25 drops essential oil of your choice (some popular choices are lavender, sweet orange, and clary sage)
  • 2 Vitamin E capsules, broken and contents squeezed into recipe

moisturizing sugar scrub tutorial, anointment natural skin care

1. Carefully weigh all dry ingredients and mix together, making sure to remove all lumps.  Meanwhile, in a heavy bottomed saucepan, carefully melt shea butter, watching it closely, as it can begin to smoke and burn.

moisturizing sugar scrub tutorial, anointment natural skin care

2/3. Slowly mix melted shea butter, jojoba oil, glycerine, essential oils and Vitamin E into dry ingredients.

Spoon your Moisturizing Sugar Scrub into a decorative jar, add ribbon, a hand written tag, and voila, you have a personalized handmade gift or a wonderful addition to your regular skin care routine!

moisturizing sugar scrub tutorial, anointment natural skin care

16 comments

  1. Emma F says:

    This looks like the perfect gift for my sister-in-law’s birthday tomorrow. I have one question – I do not have any shea butter and my SIL is vegan. Would I be able to substitute coconut oil? Many thanks. I’m off to have a good look round this lovely website now, I came through from One Pretty Thing.

    • Jessika says:

      You could totally substitute coconut oil or cocoa butter instead of shea butter (which is vegan!) I would just try using a little less of the coconut oil then the recipe calls for. Welcome to OMHG!

  2. Heather says:

    I am so excited I found this recipe! I had been planning to make some sugar scrubs, and needed to know how to use the shea butter I’d bought 🙂 I’ve made gingerbread and Rose sugar scrubs for christmas gifts this year – your recipe really helped!

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