In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub for body exfoliation.
You can make this cute luxurious-looking sugar salt scrub with just a few ingredients.
This scrub looks cool, and it also has some cooling properties.
Thanks to the peppermint essential oil.
And the best part is that you can customize this scrub with your favorite essential oils and use a different mica powder color.
All the ingredients used in this homemade scrub recipe will be linked at the bottom of the page.
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Without further talking, let’s make a cooling homemade sugar Epsom salt scrub.
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How to make sugar Epsom salt scrub
To make a DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub, here’s what you need:
Sugar is the main ingredient in this scrub and provides exfoliating power.
You can use white or brown sugar, depending on your preference.
Brown sugar is softer than white sugar.
So it may be preferable if white sugar is too coarse for your skin.
Epsom salt is another key ingredient in this scrub.
It helps to exfoliate and soften the skin.
And it has the added benefit of soothing and helping you relax.
Peppermint essential oils
Essential oil is optional.
But it can add a pleasant fragrance to your scrub.
And also, peppermint essential oil has a cooling effect.
So it promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
Using only sugar and Epsom salt may not provide enough moisturization for your skin after scrubbing.
So adding coconut oil will hydrate this homemade sugar and Epsom salt scrub recipe.
But you can adjust the amount of coconut oil in your sugar salt scrub recipe.
I used 1/4 cup, but you can use 1/8 cup of coconut oil if you like your scrub less oily.
With these four ingredients, you can make a DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub that will soften and leave your skin smoother.
Steps to make a sugar Epsom salt scrub
Follow these simple steps to create your own DIY sugar salt scrub:
- 1/2 cup sugar – white or brown
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt – plain or fragranced
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- a pinch of blue mica powder
- a bit of white mica powder
Recommended DIY skincare ingredients
- Coconut oil
- Epsom salt
- Baking soda
- Glycerine soap base
- Castile melt and pour soap base.
- Liquid castile soap
- Mica powder
- Soap molds
- Essential oils
- Mason jars
- Candy thermometer
- Pyrex measuring cup
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- A bowl and spoon for mixing
- A mason jar or any container with a lid
- Add your sugar, Epsom salt, and mica powder in a bowl.
- Next, add the coconut and essential oil, and stir until well combined.
- Your DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub is now ready to use.
How to store the sugar Epsom salt scrub
To store your sugar Epsom salt scrub, follow the steps below:
- Scoop the scrub into an airtight container like a mason jar with an airtight lid.
- Store it in a cool, dry place like your fridge or bathroom countertop.
- And use it within a few days for best results.
How to use your DIY Epsom salt sugar scrub
Start with a clean skin
You must work with clean, damp skin to use this sugar and Epsom salt scrub.
First, shower or bath, towel dry your skin but leave it damp.
Next, scoop a small amount of the scrub and exfoliate with gentle circular motions.
Pay attention to your dry or tough parts of the skin, like your elbows, knees, butt cheeks, and heels.
But be careful not to scrub too hard and irritate your skin.
Leave the scrub on your skin for several minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
Your body will feel smooth, soft, and cool.
Then pat dry with a towel or let the water dry on your body.
How often can you use the sugar and Epsom salt scrub?
You can exfoliate with the DIY salt and sugar body scrub once or twice weekly.
But it also depends on your skin type.
You may want to scrub once a week and see how your skin reacts if you have sensitive skin.
However, for oily or acne-prone skin, scrubbing twice weekly may help remove excess oil and unclog your pores.
And remember not to be too hard when exfoliating your skin.
Because scrubbing too hard can irritate and damage your skin.
So if you notice redness after exfoliation, reduce the frequency and scrub gentler next time.
Using your DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub keeps your skin looking and feeling smooth and healthy.
Just be sure to follow these tips for safe and effective use.
Benefits of DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub
If you’re looking for a natural way to exfoliate your skin, a DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub is a great option.
Sugar is a natural exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.
While Epsom salt is known for its ability to soften skin and improve circulation.
Together, these ingredients can leave your skin feeling smooth and soft.
Epsom salt is also known for its muscle relaxation properties.
When added to a warm bath, it can help relieve stress, relax muscles, and improve your sleep.
By adding Epsom salt to your DIY sugar scrub, you can enjoy the benefits of both exfoliation and stress relief at the same time.
Plus, adding peppermint essential oil provides an extra layer of relaxation to your experience.
To use your sugar and Epsom salt scrub for relaxation, massage onto your skin in gentle circular motions and take a few deep breaths.
Rinse and dry your body.
And you’ll come out feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Boom! That’s how to make your own DIY sugar and Epsom salt scrub.
This DIY scrub is easy and affordable, and you can customize the fragrance.
Also, using natural ingredients allows you to treat yourself without harsh chemicals.
Remember to store this homemade sugar Epsom salt scrub in a cool, dry place.
But it’s best to use it within a few days and make a fresh batch next time.
Exfoliation once or twice a week keeps your skin smooth and moisturized.
And remember to moisturize after exfoliation, as Epsom salt sucks moisture from the skin.
So cream your elbows, knees, and heels to prevent drying.
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