You’ve probably heard all sorts of “authorities” talk about the benefits of cooking food from scratch rather than eating processed/prepared foods. All the things like, “you can control the amount of sodium”, “you can control the amount/ types of fats”, “you can avoid additives”, and the list goes on. Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. This can be said for making your own beauty products.
Now, before you say, “What, me? Make my own beauty products?” Grab a drink (coffee, tea, water, etc), get comfortable, and let me share with you a great beauty product you can make in no time with supplies available at your local grocery store. Yes, you heard me correctly, everything can be picked up in your next trip to the supermarket.
Whipped Sugar Scrub
Doesn’t this look awesome? And trust me, it really is super easy to make. When making a whipped body butter or whipped body scrub, you need to start with a blend of oils. I use the following ratio for my whipped sugar scrub.
- Lighter Flavor Olive Oil (a light olive oil does not have that heavy olive smell)
- Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil (this oil has a pleasant coconut smell that will create a scrub with a heavenly aroma)
There are only 2 other ingredients necessary to make your scrub and I bet you already have them in your pantry! So, are you ready to make some Whipped Sugar Scrub? Let’s get started!
- 1/2 cup light olive oil
- 1/2 cup virgin unrefined coconut oil
- 1 cup sugar (I used turbinado but you could also use granulated sugar or brown sugar. If you use brown sugar, make sure there are no lumps)
- 1 tsp corn starch, optional (the addition of corn starch, helps cut down on the greasy feel of this scrub)
Measure out all your ingredients. I measured out my oils by using a 1 cup pyrex measure and adding 1/2 cup olive oil. I then added coconut oil to my olive oil until there was a combination of 1 cup of oils. Place your oils in the microwave and cook on high, 1 minute at a time, until the oils have melted. Be careful….you don’t want to overheat your oil.
When your oils have melted, pour them into a mixing bowl with a lot of space (I have a kitchen aid mixer and I poured my oils into the metal mixing bowl). Place in the freezer to cool. After 10 minutes check to see if the edges are beginning to solidify. If not return back to the freezer and check every 5 minutes. (Look at the top picture below). Once you begin to see some of the oils beginning to harden, get out your mixer and begin to whip for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. The sides of your bowl are cold and will cool down the remaining oil causing it to turn opaque. See the bottom picture.
If you only wanted a body butter you could stop here. However, today we’re making a scrub so let’s add the sugar. You want to fold it into your whipped oils with a spoon/spatula (top picture). Now, it’s time to place it in a container for storage. I used a non-breakable plastic food container since I would be using this scrub in the bathroom (bottom picture). You can use a mason jar or other container of your choice.
Now be sure to label your scrub so someone does accidentally come along and eat it. If they do. don’t worry. Since you made this, you can rest assure that there’s nothing toxic in your new spa delight!
If you’d like to see additional recipes for DIY spa products, I’ve got recipes for lip balm, solid lotion bars, detoxing foot soak and so much more. Just go HERE to find other recipes.