Ahhhh, the basic brown sugar scrub. There really isn’t a better natural exfoliant than brown sugar (in my beauty expert opinion). It doesn’t tear at the skin like oatmeal or salt can do and it takes delicious if it somehow makes it’s way into your mouth. This popular scrub includes manuka honey and oils. It’s a must try!
This scrub is simple, basic and very, very popular. If you don’t have brown sugar on hand, you can use a basic refined white sugar. Make as little or as much as you want. It will store and last for awhile.
- 1/2 cup manuka honey (or plain honey if you have no idea what manuka honey is)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (basic refined white sugar works in a pinch)
- 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
- 1 drop of your favorite essential oil (lavender, jasmine, rose, geranium, bergamot are all nice)
Mix ingredients in a bowl.
Apply mixture to skin and massage in a circular motion to ensure you’re removing dead skin from your face. Rinse with warm water and press skin with a warm washcloth (my favorite part of a scrub).
Apply moisturizer to cleansed, scrubbed skin.
The Benefits of Exfoliation
Use this scrub once or twice a week to keep your skin in tip-top shape. It’s important year-round to exfoliate both your face and your body, but I find in winter it’s even more important.