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5 Homemade Sugar Scrubs

5 Homemade Sugar Scrubs

I’m been to known to lean hedonistic, so it’s probably no surprise that I like rubbing (fair trade!) sugar slurped together with some lovely oil all over myself before a long bath. No surprise at all. Sometimes during the winter I am so constantly enrobed that I forgo this pleasure, but during the skin-baring summer, I do it often. So often, in fact, that I am growing a little tired of my regular formula. What’s a girl to do? Check out the trusty Care2 archives, of course. Following are five sweet sugar scrub formulas that I urge you to try. They’re cheap and easy, free of unnecessary chemicals and preservatives, and clearly pleasure-inducing.

Simple Sugar Scrub Formula
This is the basic formula I use (except I add a hint of ylang ylang pure essential oil). It is as easy as it gets.

Homemade Sugar Scrub
This formula comes courtesy of Larry Pleasant, CEO of The Vermont Soapworks. It has has a few more ingredients than the Simple Sugar Scrub Formula, but is still super simple and incredibly effective.

Banana Body Sugar Scrub
This is a formula I came up, with so I can’t really go on and on about how great it is. But, it’s really great. Mushed up ripe bananas, sugar, vanilla–yum.

Brown Sugar Body Polish
This sugar scrub uses spices designed with autumn in mind, but I find something very comforting about the scent of warming spices in the summer. See if it works for you.

Gentle Scrub for Fresher Skin
This might be the perfect summer sugar scrub; it’s cooling, gentle, and includes tomatoes and their alpha hydroxy fruit acid.

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By Melissa Breyer, Senior Editor, Care2 Healthy and Green Living

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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4:01PM PDT on Jul 7, 2015

thanks for the suggestions :) :)

12:41AM PST on Feb 20, 2015

Thank you

8:02AM PST on Feb 25, 2014

These r always my favorite articles so thank you! :D

10:45PM PST on Nov 19, 2013


8:52AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

thank you

3:14AM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Thank you :)

5:17PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Thanks for sharing, the spicy one looks intriguing. I use the simple one already and love it, usually I add a few drops of essential oil to it though. I recently tried it with coconut oil and it was luscious!

8:01AM PDT on Sep 7, 2013


10:34AM PDT on Aug 11, 2013

Thanks I will try.

11:04PM PDT on May 7, 2013

These all sound great! Will try all of them,thanks!

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