We know the perfect way to relax after a long day of baking! Try this luxurious homemade spa treatment using a delicious aromatic blend of Brown Sugar, moisturizing oils and fresh fragrances. You can also create this homemade sugar scrub, as a thoughtful, low-cost gift that will make your friends feel a little sweeter!
The C&H Sugar website has some recipes for Body Scrubs made with sugar that would be perfect for inexpensive, yet thoughtful gifts to give for the holidays.
Use smaller jars as a little goes a long way. And print the tags at the end of the article for an even nicer touch. You can find small jars at the dollar store or your local thrift store. Or use small pint size Mason jars. Top with a circle of fabric, and some ribbon and perhaps a small spoon or loofah, and you’ve got a lovely gift that can be used year round.
Gently apply to wet skin in a circular motion concentrating on dry patches and rough areas of your skin. Avoid using the scrub on sensitive areas, in cuts or on skin that is irritated or sunburned. Sugar scrubs are also not recommended for the face. Thoroughly rinse with warm water.
Caution: the oil in the sugar scrub can cause the tub to become slippery.
Have fun creating your own signature body scrub by experimenting with various scents from essential oils like grapefruit, lavender or peppermint, found in specialty markets or crafts stores.
A little goes a long way with the sugar body scrub when giving as gifts. Use small mason jars or washed out baby food jars as containers. Decorate the lids buy cutting out fabric scraps in a circle shape about 2 inches larger than the lid. Glue the fabric to the lid, then tie a pretty coordinating ribbon, gathering the fabric, around the neck of the jar. Be sure to include a small tag with the application instructions and don’t forget to let the recipient know that you were the one sweet enough to make these for them!
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Sugar Body Scrubs
Sweet N’ Spicy Brown Sugar Scrub
1 cup – C&H® Dark or Light Brown Sugar 1 cup – C&H® Pure Cane Sugar ¾ cup – almond oil 2 tsp. – cinnamon, powdered 2 tsp. – ginger, powdered 2 tsp. – nutmeg, powdered 1 16 oz. – glass container with lid
Cinnamon sticks, optional
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Be sure to break up any lumps from the brown sugar or from the spices. Spoon into the glass container and secure with lid. Scoop a teaspoon or two of the scrub on your hands and gently massage in circular motions onto your skin. Leave on for 3 to 4 minutes before thoroughly rinsing. The scrub will tighten on your skin.
White Cane Glimmer Sugar Scrub
1 cup – C&H® Pure Cane Sugar 1 cup – vegetable oil Oil from 1 vitamin E capsule 1 or 2 drops – of essential oil, lavender or orange
1 16oz. – glass container with lid
Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Using a spatula, transfer mix into the container and secure lid. Contents will settle, mix before using. Scoop a teaspoon or two of the scrub on your hands and gently massage in circular motions onto your skin. Leave on for 3 to 4 minutes before thoroughly rinsing. The scrub will tighten on your skin.
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
1/2 cup ground almonds 1/2 cup ground oatmeal 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup almond oil 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Small containers with lids
Combine all ingredients using a spatula in a large bowl until well blended. Mix should have a paste like texture. If it is too dry add more oil a few drops at a time. Conversely, if it is too oily add more dry ingredients until you reach the desired consistency. Store in jars for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator. May need to mix before use if ingredients settle.