This sweet little sugar scrub comes together in just a few pre-bath minutes and leaves your skin soft and smooth.
The scrub gets its exfoliating punch from a blend of white and brown sugars, which have the added benefit of being water soluble (so they’re easily washed down the drain) and inexpensive.
I’ve added some raw honey to the sugar mix for honey’s wonderful humectant and healing properties. It helps soften the skin, and once the scrubbing is done it makes for a lovely bath when rinsed off.
A bit of ground ginger and ginger essential oil add a warming kick to the scrub, and some olive oil (pomace) adds an extra moisturizing kick. If you have Turkey Red Oil on hand you can swap out half of the olive oil (pomace) for it to help the oil self-emulsify into your bath water, reducing the risk of oil slicks. That said, I’d be careful getting out of the tub either way and give it a post-soak wipe down 🙂
So, what are you waiting for? Go pamper yourself!
Honey Ginger Sugar Scrub
3 tbsp white sugar
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp runny honey
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp olive oil (pomace)
10 drops ginger essential oil (choose CO2 extracted for a true ginger scent)
Stir the sugar and ground ginger together in a small bowl, and mash in the honey. Blend in the oils.
To use, massage the mixture into the skin in the bath, and rinse off. Be careful of oil slicks!