DIY Almond & Honey Sugar Body Scrub

3 Dec 2013

Now you could probably all find about how to make these scrubs on the internet but I thought I would do a blog post about it anyway and also just to show you how I make it and how good it is!

I decided to start making my own scrubs after being inspired to get my hands stuck into a little bit of DIY by Rachel who makes videos over at All Natural Aspirations. Her videos are great so go & check them out!!


How to make your own DIY Sugar Body Scrub

So, I popped round to Wilkinsons and bought some Kilner jars for the bargain price of £2.50 each and started mixing! I thought I would start off with an easy mix as I'm a first-timer and I will try some more scents as I build up my essential oil collection! I started off with an Almond Oil & Honey Brown Sugar Scrub.

What you'll need:

Sugar (brown or white) I used demerara sugar from Waitrose
Sweet Almond Oil (link) or any carrier oil of your choice!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional)
Pure Honey (I used Rowse which I've also been using to clean my face & I'll do a post about that soon)
A jar (link)

How to make:

You need to play this by ear really depending on how dry or oily you prefer your scrubs to be. I used 1 cup sugar to 1/3 cup of almond oil and I found this to work pretty well for how I like the scrub to be. I don't like it too sloppy as I find it just drips straight off and the sugar goes soft from sucking up all the oil but I like it to be a little bit wet as the oil adds a little bit of an extra massage whilst I'm scrubbing away! I added 2 tablespoons of olive oil and this made it quite a bit more runny so if you like it to be quite dry then I would suggest using 1/4 cup of carrier oil and not bothering with the olive oil at all. To add a scent to it I added 2 tablespoons of honey and it smells just lovely if I do say so myself! I did add a bit more sugar in at the end as it got quite runny so I know for next time how to make it better.

Start off with sugar (brown/white) I used demerara

Add the carrier oil

Mix it up!

Add the honey (& olive oil if you want to!)


How to make your own DIY Sugar Body Scrub

I finished off by making some labels (Google 'jar labels') and a pretty bow with some lovely ribbon from Wilkinsons (£1 bargain)! These are great to use for yourself instead of spending loads of money on scrubs which are pretty much the same thing! They are also amazing as presents for your friends & family, just decorate with a festive ribbon & tag - easy peasy! I know I'm going to be making some for my friends and I'll definitely be experimenting with different scents and essential oils.

Result:

This body scrub is great! The almond oil sinks into my skin and the scent is lovely. It's not too harsh on my skin but if you have sensitive skin I would suggest maybe a finer brown sugar or white. It exfoliates my skin but keeps them moisturised too - I'm pretty happy with my DIY scrub if I do say so myself :D It does feel quite greasy when you're rubbing it in but as soon as you wash it off with water and pat dry your skin will feel amazing! If you don't like that feeling then I would suggest doing it without the olive oil!

Let me know if you try this out!

By the way....who can tell I love chevron designs? ;) aha!

Disclaimer: I am not an expert at this; it was my first attempt so please don't blame me if it doesn't work for you ;)

Amber

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Give it a go its so quick and easy and super cheap! The sugar was £2 the honey £2 and the almond oil was £6.99 plus the jar! Xx

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  2. Brilliant idea!! :) I've tried olive oil and sugar, but sweet almond is probably much nicer! x

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    1. Thanks! I did add a bit of olive oil but I think it's a bit greasy so I would definitely recommend the almond oil instead :) xx

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  3. Such a great idea, definitely going to give it a go :) x

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    1. Thanks Katie you definitely should! I just used it and exfoliated my whole body and my skin feels super smooth! Xx

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  4. Wonderful idea!! and it looks super simple too. I'm gonna buy some carrier oil and make one myself! :)

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    1. Thanks! It's so simple! Let me know when you make it!! I might try cinnamon oil next time! X

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  5. Omg the label is just too cute!

    Mayah x

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    1. Haha aww thanks! Just went on google & copied the photo onto word & added the words on! So easy x

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  6. Love this :-) The packaging is so cute & festive too. Must give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Yes definitely give it a go! You could add Christmas ribbon too for a more festive look :) xx

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  7. These look so cute, Amber! Great packaging x

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    1. Thanks Jen :D it's so cheap to make too! 3 metres of ribbon plus the bow was only £1 from Wilkos! Xx

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  8. Love this idea! Looks cute and perfectly festive!

    Madeline - Wonderland In A Wardrobe

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    1. Thanks Madeline! I'm going to make some more for Christmas presents and add Xmas ribbon x

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  9. I love making my own body scrubs! :-) This is a lovely combination. Thanks for sharing xx

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    1. No problem :) what ones have you made before?? Xx

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  10. Wow I'm super impressed with the packaging they look so pretty this would make a lovely Christmas gift. Seems quite straight forward to make too I'm definitely going to give this a try :D

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thank you! It's so straight forward I can't believe I didn't try it before now! Definitely have a go yourself x

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  11. This looks amazing! Love the cute packaging you did too :) x

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    1. Aw thanks Tania! It's so quick and easy x

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  12. This scrub sounds great and you made the jar sooo cute! Love it :))

    http://kalisinspirationboard.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw thank you! I can't wait to make some more festive ones next week! Going to get cute Christmas ribbon & make cinnamon scented scrub!

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    1. Thank you! Its a great scrub too I love using it!

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  14. Love this! Last year I made brown sugar and lemon scrub and my brother makes regular requests for it haha! Going to try this one too.

    www.gvadlln.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh that sounds so yummy! I love lemon oil. I'm going to try cinnamon & vanilla next!

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  15. Love this! It's so cute and in that jar would make a perfect gift! :) Gisforgingers. xx

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  16. Beautifully done Amber, I would be delighted if this turned up under my Christmas tree x

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  17. That is really a great thing. Thank you...!!! A homemade scrub will always heal the body naturally, as it helps to remove the dead skin on the body surface. Now a days, you can find different types of raw materials that helps to create scrubs for face and body. Few days back, a close friend of mine, suggested me to purchase demerara sugar, that helps to make homemade scrub for face and body.

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