DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub Recipe
Making your own essential oil sugar scrub is fun and simple. It makes great gifts and takes only a few household ingredients. The scent combinations are limitless… just use your own favorite essential oils!
We like to use organic, minimally processed sugars in our scrubs, but you can use anything you like since you're not eating it. A cheap white cane sugar will produce a lighter colored scrub, while the healthier versions will produce a tan-light brown scrub. I've even known people to color their scrubs with natural food dyes so they can make a peppermint scrub at Christmas and layer a white and red for candy striped jars of essential oil sugar scrub.
Variations of Essential Oil Sugar Scrub
Lip Scrub: Use the recipe above. Unless you're making this to gift you may want to fourth the recipe since this will make a lot!
Exfoliating Foot Scrub: Leave out the honey and add more sugar if needed till you have a more crumbly consistency. Peppermint essential oil is a great one for a refreshing foot scrub!
All-Over Body Scrub: The honey is optional for this one. I love the smell of it, and honey is great for the skin, but it will make for a softer scrub. If you want something a little stiffer you can leave the honey out, or add more sugar. The essential oils you use will depend on personal taste, and whether you're wanting something invigorating or relaxing!
- Mix all ingredients, store in glass container and enjoy as desired while bathing.
Safety & Contraindications
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When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family.
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As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.