This post on making a homemade sugar scrub was compensated but all opinions are my own.
All About Scent with Essential Oils
Smell is one of our most powerful senses. A certain scent can take us back in time to our mother’s kitchen or remind us of a special person. It’s used as a marketing tool – when you walk into a grocery store you always smell something delicious baking, don’t you? When I shower I always have a sugar scrub of some kind to use. With the dry climate here in Montana I have just learned that having something to exfoliate the skin is important. I like to make a homemade sugar scrub so that I know exactly what has gone into the mix. I love how my skin feels after I’ve used a scrub with a rich oil like sweet almond. A pleasing scent is a bonus. I found both from Nature’s Truth.
An essential oil is a distillation of the fruit, flower or herb from which it is named. You can also find essential oil blends which are just that; a blend of two or more essential oils. These oils are very strong and should not be put directly on the skin. An essential oil needs to be added to a base oil like sweet almond oil before application. Nature’s Truth has roll-on applicators that have the two combined so you can apply your chosen scent as wanted. Pretty cool, huh?
Where to Find Nature’s Truth Essential Oils
Nature’s Truth Essential Oils can found in the vitamin aisle at retailers like Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, HEB, Meijer, Stop & Shop and ShopRite. They can also be easily purchased from the convenience of home on Target.com which is how I bought mine. (I love shopping from my couch.) Some of the essential oils available are: Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Frankincense, Orange (Sweet), Rosemary, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cedarwood and Patchouli. There are also several different blends like the Energy that I used in making soap and a sugar scrub.
How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils and blends can be used in a variety of DIY projects. I know a lot of people make soap for personal use. When I had my goats I used to make and sell goat’s milk soap. It’s not that hard, you just have to be careful when working with the lye.
When making any soap using lye safety must come first so you MUST use protective eyewear and rubber gloves because trust me, that stuff B.U.R.N.S. Don’t ask how I learned that, but it involved NOT wearing rubber gloves.
I used to make cute molded soaps like the little piggies below. If you are interested in making soap just be sure to research it before you begin.
You can learn everything you want to know about cold process soap making on the web. It’s how I started. I did a lot of reading and experimenting and soon I had refined my secret recipe.
How to Make a Homemade Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils
I mentioned above that I also enjoy making a sugar scrub for my personal use. Through the years, I found that I prefer sugar scrubs to salt scrubs as they don’t sting if you happen to have a paper cut or such on your hands. The sugar does just as nice a job on the skin as the salt. Sugar scrubs are very easy to make and you don’t need to use much to get the job done. The sugar dissolves nicely in the warm water of a shower and I find I am left with smooth skin that has been moisturized by the almond and coconut oils.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup Nature’s Truth Sweet Almond Oil
1/4 cup coconut oil
10 – 20 drops Nature’s Truth Essential Oil
Add half a cup of the sugar to a small bowl
As the almond oil and mix well.
Add the coconut oil and mix well.
Add the rest of the sugar and mix well.
Add the essential oil and mix well
Store in two small mason jars.
Enjoy Your Homemade Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils
It’s so nice to take a relaxing shower to have a quality soap with a complementary sugar scrub. The Energy Essential Oil blend has a lovely citrus scent with rosemary undertones; it is vibrant and refreshing. Personally I like a product that provides the scent when I am using it but that doesn’t linger on my skin and both my soaps and this sugar scrub do just that.
Nature’s Truth also has mini diffusers so that if you’d like to bring your favorite essential oil’s fragrance into your home you can. Aromatherapy is a way to learn the way that scent can help alter your mood – much like the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking always makes people smile.
Essential oils can also be used in making candles, household cleaners, air fresheners, linen sprays and many more delightfully fragrant items. You just have to decide what scents you like and then a world of beautiful aromas awaits.
Learn other ways to use essential oils in your daily life HERE.
Do not ingest essential oils. Do not use essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing without checking with your doctor. Do not use essential oils on children.Print
A homemade scrub for your body or face
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup Nature’s Truth Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 10 – 20 drops Nature’s Truth Essential Oil
- Add half a cup of the sugar to a small bowl
- As the almond oil and mix well.
- Add the coconut oil and mix well.
- Add the rest of the sugar and mix well.
- Add the essential oil and mix well
- Store in two small mason jars.
Keywords: sugar scrub, essential oils, bath and body