Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday's Tip {DIY -Mint Facial Sugar Scrub}

Facial Sugar Scrub inspired/tweeked from here

The original recipe called for Mint Oil - I swapped it out for Tea Tree Oil
1. my husband is obsessed with its scent and 2. b/c tea tree oil is known to help acne spots.

I tried my first sugar scrub about a month ago it was our little take home treat at a church activity and I fell in love with it and ran out so I decided I needed to make some more!

These are some of the sugar scrub benefits that you can get if you use a sugar scrub: via
  • Sugar scrubs are the most perfect way of getting rid of the dry, flaky skin that develops over the day.
  • Sugar scrubs are user-friendly for all skin types because they leave no side effects in their wake.
  • They work wonders in preventing skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis because they hydrate skin so effectively.
  • Sugar scrubs are a great way to fight cellulite in the body.
  • Sugar scrubs for face are used not only for skin exfoliation, but also for cleansing and massaging it. The advantage of which is that they do not clog the pores and are easily absorbed into the skin. Thus, sugar scrubs for acne are a great idea (to prevent them that is). Using a sugar scrub on the face will leave it smooth and healthy and will prevent the onset of acne. But even if one has acne, it is still alright to use a sugar scrub (just be cautious with the amount of oil you use).
  • They act as the all body polishing agents as well, leaving clean and smooth skin. This is because they are packed with the goodness of alpha hydroxy which is essential for a glowing skin.
  • Repeated use of sugar scrubs will help one to have healthier, glowing, uniformly textured and colored skin.
  • They are a much better choice than salt scrubs because they aren't as harsh as salt scrubs and are much smoother than them.
  • Sugar scrub benefits also include the fact that they can be used by children without any side effects.
  • Sugar scrubs can be used as a soothing agent after a rough shave.
  • Sugar scrub benefits also run into the fact that they can circulate and stimulate the lymph nodes.
  • It acts as a preventive measure against tanning.
  • Everyday use will also help to formulate a protective layer for the skin and prevent areas like the knees, elbow, etc. from becoming dark.
  • It works on the toughest of skins while providing it with the richness that it deserves.
  • Sugar scrub benefits can also be seen in healing of blemishes.
  • Sugar scrubs can be used on the lips as well. Sugar scrubs for lips works wonders because it helps in preventing chapped lips and skin. If one already has chapped, a single or probably two uses of sugar scrubs can soften the skin.
  • It also helps to soften callused and rough skin, leaving it smooth and fragrant.
  • It is much more smoother for the skin than the use of pumice stones and the like.
  • Sugar scrub benefits also include the probable discontinuation of separate skin moisturizers and cleansers because it has moisturizing properties in it.
  • Sugar scrubs also help to absorb the oils and dirt from the skin and balance the natural oils.
  • It helps to keep the skin constantly hydrated and radiant.
Just to prove how simple it is to make this sugar scrub...

Extra Tips:
-If your skin still has some flaky/dry skin spots.. go ahead and coat a little extra coconut oil on those spots.. and best of all - coconut oil doesn't clog pores!
- if you are using this as a night scrub you can go ahead and use the coconut oil to wipe off your excess eye makeup! It works wonders!

-You can either keep it all white and add no Food Coloring, or you can alternate colors to get the color of your choice!  Let's say your having a party and your colors are pink.. just add the correct food color!

Container is from Michaels -
recollections - medium size twisttainers
for $2.99 but with a 40% coupon = $1.79


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this...I will be doing this, soon.

  2. I'm sold! =) I'm so gonna make this now!!! I've got the tea tree oil too! I do want to try it with mint as well. That just sounds delicious!

  3. This is really cute! Love the idea as a gift too! 

  4. If this fights cellulite in the body then I better make some and rub it all over my butt and thighs!!!

  5. oh my goodness... sorry I need to read before I post.
    so sorry charlie

  6. we are makind body scrubs for activity days on tuesday... looks like i should ass this to our night

  7. hi! how long will this scrub last?  would it need to be refrigerated?  thanks!

  8. How much does that recipe make? Just enough for the one jar you showed?

  9. Looks wonderful! I want to try it!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have four questions for you:
    1) Is the powdered milk supposed to remain crystallized, meaning not dissolved, in the scrub? When I added it to the coconut oil and sugar, it stays as is. Only when hot water is added to dry milk does it dissolve...
    2) Where do I store this?
    3) What is the shelf life?
    4) How many times a week do you recommend this be used?

    1. I would use it once a week, shelf life is probably a year.. Mine dried up just a bit towards the end of a year.. but works fine when you get it wet with water to apply. Just make to close the container.. i'm sure that will help it not dry out! I just stored it on the shelf of my bathroom closet. or under the sink wherever your toiletries are stored!
      I'm not sure about the powdered milk question I didn't run into that problem.

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  13. How many time does it last?

    1. Once a week give or take I would say 6-12 months? Most likely depends on how often you use it certain seasons you may not need to use it as much!

  14. I am finally going to make this. I want to give it as gifts, when I have my Bunco group over.
    I too am wondering about storage -I imagine the oils preserve it well, and you can keep it in the shower, and the other question -how long is it meant to last? Until it is all gone! :) Thanks for the idea!!

    1. I would use it once a week, depending on the season.. some seasons you may not need to use it due to moisture in the air.. shelf life is probably 6 months to a year.. Mine dried up just a bit towards the end of a year.. but I didn't use mine religiously every single week. but works fine when you get it wet with water to apply. Just make sure to close the container.. i'm sure that will help it not dry out! I just stored it on the shelf of my bathroom closet. or under the sink wherever your toiletries are stored! If you have it in the shower and it is sealed up I'm sure that works just as good!!

  15. Is the dry milk mandatory or can I just leave it out if not is there something I could substitute it with? Tnx

    1. I'm not sure that it is mandatory.. but I would suggest it. I have never tried without it!


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