4 Delightful DIY Sugar Scrubs for Super Soft Legs

Are your legs looking a little dull? Not as soft and smooth as they used to be? Well my friends, I have the answer! Surprisingly, it’s not voodoo, snake oil or human sacrifice. It’s something you can make at home with your own two hands! Sugar scrubs are a great way to liven up your legs and get them beach read y in no time.

Diy Sugar Scrub Each of these recipes uses sugar and coconut oil as a base. The only differences are the essential oils and other natural ingredients added.

Make the Base

Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup organic cane or granulated sugar

Start by softening the coconut oil in the microwave for a few seconds to make it easier to mix. Be careful not to let it get too hot. It won’t do any damage to the scrub, but DIY projects are no fun when they end in second degree burns. Grab a medium sized glass bowl and mix the softened coconut oil and sugar well. Now comes the fun part…

Add the Scent

Choose one of the following flavors and combine ingredients with sugar and coconut oil base. Of course, when I say flavor, I really mean scent. However tempting it might be, don’t eat the sugar scrub. Much like play-dough, it smells great but tastes awful.

Orange Creamsicle Sugar Scrub

1teaspoon of vanilla extract

10 drops of orange essential oil

Coconut & Lime Sugar Scrub

Zest of one lime

5 drops lime flavoring oil

5 drops coconut flavoring oil

Pina Colada Sugar Scrub

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Zest of 1 lemon

Vanilla Lavender Sugar Scrub

1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract

15 drops lavender essential oil

Store It

Store your fancy new scrub in an airtight container. Tupperware is fine (not very glamorous, mind you) but a glass mason jar adds that fun, crafty touch. If you’re an overachiever, you can print out a fun label to put on the jar. The scrubs stay good for about two months. Beyond that, things might get a little rank.

Use It

While in the shower or bath, gently rub a spoonful of the scrub into your legs, using a circular motion. You see where I said “gently” in the previous sentence? I meant it! Don’t grind it into your skin; it’s an exfoliator not a sandblaster. Rinse and go! You don’t even need to moisturize afterward.

I recommend shaving your legs after you exfoliate rather than beforehand. The scrub will remove dead skin cells from your legs, allowing a closer shave. Also, make sure to rinse your tub or shower pan really well after using your sugar scrub. All that oil leaves a slippery surface.

I hope you have fun creating your inexpensive, delicious smelling sugar scrub. Let me know about your DIY adventure in the comments section!

Selina Torres uses her perfectly moisturized legs as weapons of mass destruction in her kickboxing class. When she’s not assaulting punching bags, she enjoys freelance writing for Glisten, a fabulous new skin care company.

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Comments

  1. Nicole says:

    Thank you for these great sugar scrub recipes, can’t wait to try them!

    – Nicole

    • Selina Torres says:

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy them!

  2. I ADORE sugar scrubs!

    • Selina Torres says:

      Me too! It’s such a yummy way to exfoliate!

  3. I love these! I really prefer making my own sugar scrubs to buying them!

    • Selina Torres says:

      Store bought sugar scrubs are so expensive! Plus they have a lot of unneeded additives in them.

  4. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I love sugar scrubs but I have never attempted to make them.Thank you for sharing how to!!!

  5. Ooo, the pina colada sugar scrub would be a wonderful scent for Spring & Summer. All of the snow outside of my window is making me long for warmer weather lol!

    Very nice site, by the way. I found you on StumbleUpon. Keep up the great work.

    Stephanie http://www.sostephaniesays.com

  6. Hauntingly tasteful

  7. Going to try this out. thanks for sharing.

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