Sugar Scrubs are easy to make and a great natural alternative to many commercial products that exfoliate and moisturize your skin. But what makes these recipes fun is creating your own packaging. So skip the Gladware containers and make your creations as special on the outside as they are on the inside. Maybe Matilda Blog
has a simple how to crafting decorated jars for your sugar scrubs. And what's better is if you make too much, these jars make gifting a snap!
These diy decorative jars simple require some readily available 7oz. jars from JoAnn's for about $1 each - though recycling any existing glass jars you've emptied and washed would be an eco-friendly option - several coordinating scrapbooking papers that rock your world, Modge Podge, a brush and scissors. You can find the complete tutorial for this project along with a basic sugar scrub recipe at Maybe Matilda
, so check it out
. Rachel gave her creations as baby shower gifts. But what you do with yours is all up to you!
Want to get a little more creative with your sugar scrub recipe? Here's a collection of recipes from Soap Deli News
to inspire you.
So, why sugar scrubs? Salt and sugar scrubs are great for exfoliating the skin. However, sugar, unlike salt, produces glycolic acid. Glycolic acid, like the alpha hydroxy acid found in many expensive beauty products, offers positive cosmetic results and is reported to improve dry, thickened, sun-damaged and problem-prone skin. It also reduces inflammation, promotes earlier removal of dry skin scales, and optimizes moisture retention.
What are your favorite ingredients for a sugar scrub? Do you have a preference for scent or oils used?