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This is probably one of the easiest body care products you can make yourself with what you already have in your kitchen cabinets. The benefits of using a body scrub it to assist the natural process of skin shedding and reveal new skin cells, and also to prevent to appearance of uneven skin tone and blemishes.
What you will need:
Sugar (White Cane Sugar or Brown Sugar)
Fragrance (ex. essential oils, vanilla absolute–my favorite)
16 oz jar
Fill your jar 1/3 full with the carrier oil of your choice. Now add your fragrance. I used seven drops of vanilla absolute. Now add sugar and stir occasionally until you have almost filled your jar.
Using a sugar scrub is a very easy way to keep your skin soft and moisturized. Because of the oil base, you may not even need to apply lotion afterward. Feel free to mix your carrier oils or even add vitamin E oil to further nourish your skin. Sugar makes an excellent body scrub as it produces a natural glycolic acid that exfoliates the skin beautifully.
If you prefer not to use a carrier oil, you can also use vegetable glycerin instead which works extremely well too! Vegetable glycerin makes this a slip proof recipe!
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