This sugar body scrub is made with coconut oil, sugar and essentials oils. It’s super easy to make and I’ve even included free printable labels if you want to give away a few to your friends.
If you’re fair skinned like me you probably hate showing your white legs in public. I don’t have the time to lay out in the sun, and with my family’s skin cancer history, it’s probably not a good idea anyway. So, I often resort to using a sunless tanning product.
Homemade Blush Pink Sugar Body Scrub
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I’ve tried many and they all smell bad. The one that has worked best for me is St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse applied with a foam mitt for even coverage. The other key to obtaining a natural, even tan, with a sunless tanner is to make sure your skin is exfoliated. They all tell you this in the directions. Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin and allows the product to go on smoothly and last longer.
This is where the sugar body scrub comes into play. Using a formula of 2 to 1, sugar to coconut oil, you can make your own homemade sugar scrub, which is perfect for exfoliating all the dead skin on your body. For this one I also added a drop of red food coloring to make it a pretty blush pink color to matching the center of my pretty peonies.
Adding, several drops of essential oil will make it smell great too. Feel free to use any combination of oils that you like best. I used a variety of citrus, lavender and patchouli. If you want to learn more about blending essential oils, check out this article about perfume oil. You could also use fragrance oils for this project. They are cheaper and you can sometimes find scents that are not readily available in the essential oil market.
Free Printable Labels
I’m using 8 oz. plastic jars for safety in the shower but you could use mason jars. If you want to make some to give away or sell, feel free to print out the label above which fits perfectly on a sheet of Avery 5294 round 2.5 inch labels. Just click on the image above and it will download to a Word document.
This sugar body scrub is also perfect for your feet.
Follow up with a good moisturizer or make your own dry body oil spray.
Here’s the Basic Recipe
Blush Pink Sugar Body Scrub
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup solid coconut oil
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon essential oils 50 - 100 drops
Combine sugar and coconut oil in a medium bowl. Whisk together until smooth. Add essential oil and mix well until you the scent strength you desire.