10 Homemade Sugar Scrubs to DIY in the Kitchen

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Exfoliate, hydrate, and tighten - you name it and there is a DIY facial scrub that you can use to scrub the problem away. Plus, if you use ingredients that you find in your own kitchen, like baking soda, lemon juice, sugar and coconut oil, you’ll know you are keeping your skin healthy.

Moreover, by choosing a DIY scrub over a store-bought exfoliant, you make sure your skin isn't exposed to ingredients that often do more harm than good. Not only that, but a homemade facial scrub recipe allows you to mix up as much or little as you need for a fraction of the price.

Sounds good? Then scroll down and check the recipes I have put together for you. Hope the guide will inspire you to commit to pamper your skin at least once weekly.

1. Brown Sugar and Olive Oil

Brown Sugar and Olive Oil Face Scrub - Pretty Blooming

Gently scrub your skin with rich brown sugar and enjoy the magic of the sweet caramel scent. The olive oil will replenish and re-hydrate your freshly exfoliated skin. Use in a circular motion and let the brown sugar work to clear blackheads. And your face will smell like cinnamon buns afterwards… mmm

2. Oatmeal Cookie

Oatmeal cookie face scrub - Pretty Blooming

This facial scrub is great for calming the skin especially for people affected by redness and irritation. It is gentle on sensitive skin and will leave you looking radiant. Furthermore, oatmeal has rich antioxidant properties and helps fight the damage done to your skin by toxins, pollution and UV rays.

3. Coffee & Almond Oil

A coffee scrub will help to eliminate dead skin while working with your body’s natural renewal process to produce new skin cells, which creates the glowing effect everyone wants.

4. Green Tea and Matcha

Green Tea and Matcha Face Scrub - Pretty Blooming

This simple to make scrub is so kind to your skin… The coconut oil helps moisturize and hydrate your skin, while the matcha powder detoxifies and cleanses the pores. Green tea helps tighten your skin while matcha powder offers you its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. I promise you are going to love this scrub!

5. Ginger and Kosher Salt

Ginger and Rosemary Face Scrub - Pretty Blooming

Why ginger? Acting as an anti- inflammatory agent, ginger is great for sensitive skin. It helps decrease redness and dry patches. It also works to energize skin, making your skin tighter and more youthful. Use this to exfoliate every other week to shed dead skin cells and rejuvenate your face.

6. Blueberry and Vanilla

blueberry and Vanilla Face Scrub - Pretty Blooming

Blueberries are powerhouses full of antioxidants and vitamins. Antioxidants help you fight the free radicals causing the skin to age and loose its elasticity. This scrub will work wonders for your skin making it brighter and more youthful-looking.

7. Lemon & Sea Salt

Lemon Sugar Face Scrub - Pretty Blooming

This scrub is an ideal treatment for skin detoxification. The lemon essential oil reduces inflammation, sugar helps shed dead skin cells off while coconut oil nourishes the skin. Adding argan oil to the scrub is a great idea as it abundant in omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, all of which work to lightly moisturize and soften dry patches.  

8. Vanilla Rose Sugar

Rose Petals Sugar Face Scrub - Pretty Blooming

With roses and sweet almond oil, this scrub has such an indulgent scent that you’re going to think you took yourself to the spa. Starting with its main purpose to exfoliate - the blended sugar exfoliates gently, shedding dead skin cells, dirt and makeup. Coconut oil is there also to replenish and re-hydrate your scrubbed skin. It helps the skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines. It is rich in fatty acids and helps with chapped skin. Rose oil will help reduce redness and inflammation.

9. Grapefruit & Cane Sugar

Grapefruit Sugar - Pretty Blooming

This scrub now has a permanent place on the shelf in my bathtub. You will love it too, I am sure. Your skin will feel incredibly smooth and delicious once you rub it on and rinse it away. You can add more to get it to the consistency you prefer. Grapefruit has natural acids that exfoliate dead skin, keeping your pores clean and complexion bright. I like to add add the grapefruit zest too.

10. Aloe Vera & Lemon Juice

Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice Face Scrub - Pretty Blooming

Aloe Vera is great for hydrating skin and has anti-bacterial, anti- oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. This scrub is suitable for skin types. Aloe vera contains enzymes, vitamins A and C, and can soothe and relieve inflamed skin, which makes it a perfect fit to the detoxifying properties of the sugar.

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