If you want delicious looking glowing skin, a good DIY whipped body scrub recipe is a must. You probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen pantry. So, getting glowing skin fast is within your reach. This DIY sugar scrub recipe is so easy to make and it will leave your skin soft, glowy, and smelling amazing. So, if you are ready to dive in and make this roses sugar scented whipped body scrub, let’s do it.
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Wait, before I tell you how to make this homemade body scrub recipe let me share a bit more about why sugar or body scrubs are so great. Firstly, a DIY whipped sugar scrub is a great way to treat your skin to a luxurious spa experience.
You can basically turn an ordinary day at home into a pamper-yourself day with this sugar scrub, an invigorating diy SHOWER STEAMER, and some MANGO BODY BUTTER. You can find both the mango body butter and the shower steamer recipe right here on this DIY skincare blog.
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But, if you are new to making DIY skincare then it’s quite alright to start with making this easy body scrub recipe first. You will still feel pampered. Using this delightfully scented, exfoliating whipped sugar scrub has so many benefits to offer your skin.
BODY SCRUB vs SUGAR SCRUB
The words body scrub and sugar scrub seem to be used interchangeably. So, is there really a difference between the two? A sugar scrub is a type of body scrub that specifically uses sugar granules for exfoliation. Sugar offers a gentle and effective way to remove dead skin cells.
Body scrubs in general use a broader category of exfoliating products to help remove dead skin. Other exfoliants include cranberry seeds, poppy seeds, walnut seeds, and jojoba beads just to name a few.
BENEFITS OF A DIY WHIPPED SUGAR SCRUB
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS BODY SCRUB RECIPE
Tools you’ll need
BODY SCRUB RECIPE INGREDIENTS & THEIR BENEFITS
You have probably heard of shea butter, but have you ever heard of mango butter? MANGO BUTTER comes from the mango fruit seed. It’s made by extracting its contents from its seed. The contents are then cold pressed to make the actual mango butter.
Coconut is a natural oil derived from the meat of mature coconuts. If you are looking for an oil that has amazing moisturizing and nourishing benefits, this is it. It also offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal benefits.
Organic, virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil is my oil of choice. This type of oil retains more of its natural beneficial properties compared to refined or processed coconut oil.
Avocado oil is another natural oil that will make your DIY skincare products amazing. This natural oil is derived from the flesh of avocados. Yes, the same creamy, green fruits that we make avocado toast from.
It has so many benefits including being great for both skincare and haircare DIYs. It has vitamins A, C, and E and is rich in fatty acids. Additionally, AVOCADO OIL can be used as a natural makeup remover, whilst still moisturizing the skin.
INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE THIS DIY SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE
So, now that you know about all of the benefits of the main ingredients. Here is the complete list of ingredients needed for you to make this DIY body scrub recipe. You can watch the FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE.
Just a few ingredients needed
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB
1: Gather all of the essential measuring tools, mixing bowls, and a sugar scrub container.
2: Using a digital scale, measure 4 ounces of mango butter, 1 ounce of coconut oil, and 1 ounce of avocado oil. Now, place all of the ingredients together in a heat-safe bowl.
3: Prepare a water bath over low heat and sit the heat-safe bowl from Step 2 into the water bath. Allow all of the ingredients to melt.
Instead of placing the mixture in the freezer for 5 mins, you can also place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or longer until it firms up. NOTE: If the mixture doesn’t get firm enough, it will turn back to liquid instead of becoming fluffy. If this happens place the mixture back in the freezer or refrigerator and let it firm up a bit more.
4: Remove the ingredients from the heat source, once they are melted. Then place the mixture in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to let the mixture get firm. This is the COOL DOWN METHOD. Check out THIS VIDEO to see how it’s done.
5: Now that the mixture is firm, use a hand mixer with a wire whisk to break up the firm mixture. As you as whisking you should notice that the mixture starts to turn white and get fluffy. This could take 10 to 15 minutes of whisking (depending on the speed of your mixer).
6: The mixture should now appear like whipped frosting, if not keep whipping it up until it appears fluffy. Add the sugar to the mixture.
7: If you choose to add fragrance or essential oil, stir it in the mixture now.
8: Now add the germall plus preservative to the mixture and stir.
9: Transfer the mixture to a container of your choice and ENJOY your new body scrub.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use a whipped sugar scrub on my face? This whipped sugar scrub is made with granulated sugar, which is finely ground sugar. It can be more abrasive than what facial skin needs. The skin on your face is very delicate. So it’s a better idea to use a scrub that contains brown sugar on the face.
Can all skin types use whipped sugar scrub? It’s possible, whipped sugar scrubs are generally suitable for most skin types. However, people with sensitive skin should opt for finer scrubs with finer sugar particles to avoid over-exfoliation.
How should I store whipped sugar scrub? Store your whipped sugar scrub in a cool, dry place. Keep it away from direct sunlight and water in a tightly sealed container.
Are there any precautions I should take when using whipped sugar scrubs? Yes, avoid using whipped sugar scrub on irritated skin. If you experience any discomfort while using the scrub, stop using it and rinse your skin thoroughly. Additionally, be careful not to slip in the shower or bath while using body scrubs.
More Questions People Ask About This Sugar Scrub Recipe
How often should I use a whipped sugar scrub? It’s recommended to use a whipped sugar scrub 2 to 3 times a week. However, this can vary depending on skin type. I recommend using it less frequently if you have sensitive skin.
How long will whipped sugar scrub last without a preservative? The shelf life of a whipped sugar scrub without a preservative can vary. Varying factors include the ingredients used, the storage conditions, and the level of exposure to water.
If water and moisture are kept out for the sugar scrub, it can last 3 to 6 months.
Do I need to use a preservative? If you do not add a preservative it’s important to keep the scrub away from water and moisture. Basically, USE A SCOOPER to scoop out a generous amount of body scrub from the jar to take into the shower with you. Otherwise, it is best to use a preservative if you plan to take it into the bath or shower with you.
DIY WHIPPED SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE FOR GLOWING SKIN
- Measuring Cup
- Digital Scale
- Beaker/Mixing Bowl
- Storage Jar
- 4 oz Mango Butter
- 1 oz Coconut Oil
- 1 oz Avocado Oil
- 2 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
- Gather all of the essential measuring tools, mixing bowls, and a sugar scrub container.
- Using a digital scale, measure 4 ounces of mango butter, 1 ounce of coconut oil, and 1 ounce of avocado oil. Now, place all of the ingredients together in a heat-safe bowl.
- Prepare a water bath over low heat and sit the heat-safe bowl from Step 2 into the water bath. Allow all of the ingredients to melt.
- Remove the ingredients from the heat source, once they are melted. Then place the mixture in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to let the mixture get firm.
- Now that the mixture is firm, use a hand mixer with a wire whisk to break up the firm mixture. As you as whisking you should notice that the mixture starts to turn white and get fluffy. This could take 10 to 15 minutes of whisking (depending on the speed of your mixer).
- The mixture should now appear like whipped frosting, if not keep whipping it up until it appears fluffy. Add the sugar to the mixture.
- If you choose to add fragrance or essential oil, stir it in the mixture now.
- Begin, adding the germall plus preservative to the mixture and stir.
- Transfer the mixture to a container of your choice and ENJOY your new body scrub.
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