DIY all-natural body scrub for smooth n silky skin

I don’t use sugar much on a daily basis for consumption instead opt for alternatives like organic jaggery, local n wild honey 🍯 and dates / date syrup. For occasional sweet treats if I have to use sugar – I opt for organic raw unpolished one like this. Guess everyone by now are aware of the fact that high sugar (a.k.a sweet white poison) intake is very bad for our body, read this to know details…  but when used externally as a body scrub, it’s just wonderful!

Sugar is natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from its surrounding to the skin. So it hydrates the skin and allows the moisture to stay within. It exfoliates the skin, sloughing off dead cells, it is high in glycolic acid (or AHA) which dissolves old dead skin and leaving a younger looking skin. Oils, as already discussed in my previous post, are very good moisturisers for the skin. Hence sugar & oil are the two main ingredients chosen for this all-natural body scrub.


How to make?

Mix all ingredients and store in an air tight glass jar. Done!

You can experiment with different carrier oils and herbs and create endless variations! I’ve tried out the following:

  • Healing herb πŸŒΏπŸƒ sugar scrub (with basil, mint & neem leaves)

How to use?

  • Scoop 1 spoon πŸ₯„ or as needed before the shower. Make sure the spoon is dry n close the jar immediately after usage. Ensure the content in the jar remains water free. It should stay fresh for about 3 months.

It smells heavenly and will leave your skin feeling like silk!

P.S: You can scrub/exfoliate once in a week. However if you have sensitive skin, you can do it less often. While scrubbing your body, remember not to scrub too hard, be gentle!

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P.S: Essential oils are to be used in a diluted form. Read the how to use & word of caution section in my post on essential oils to know the details.



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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❀️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography πŸ“Έ , gardening πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family πŸ‘ͺ n home 🏑 needs from organic grooming n beauty products πŸ‘„ πŸ‘ πŸ‘£ πŸ’† to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧πŸ₯—πŸ¦πŸ°πŸͺπŸ₯žπŸ•πŸΉ . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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