True Beauty Is Cruelty-Free: Make Your Own Vegan Sugar Scrub

Synchronously, delectable vegan eats are rather simple. Veganism embraces the Earth and what it has to offer. Basic ingredients like vegetables and rice can be the main components of a mouthwatering meal. It comes down to clever preparation to fulfill your taste buds and nutritional needs — something veganism is known for.

Veganism Doesn’t Stop at Your Plate

Ladies it goes without saying that veganism doesn’t stop at the food on your plate. The products that you put on your body makes a difference, too. And since homemade beauty products are all about the “real” stuff, there’s a good chance that you already have ingredients in your own kitchen. You can start with something simple, like mixing lavender oil with coconut oil to make a luscious shaving cream. Know the true power of supreme beauty oils, active ingredients with formula made for you.

Make you own Vegan Sugar Scrub Recipe

It’s so easy to make your own and will leave your soft, smooth and supple!

Sugar scrubs are great for your skin, as they aid in keeping it healthy by removing dead skin cells, lifting away dirt and excess oil, as well as stimulating circulation. Glycolic acid occurs naturally in sugar, which cleanses the skin and dissolves dead cells. It’s also a humectant and won’t strip your skin of its precious natural oils.

Get ready to get your glow on and feel the difference after the first use!

What Are the Types of Sugar That Can be Used?

There are three main types of sugar you can choose from.  I encourage you to try the different types to see what works best for your skin type.

  • Brown sugar is the least abrasive making it a choice good for those with sensitive skin.
  • Pure cane sugar (unrefined white) is good for all skin types and contains some essential nutrients to feed the skin.
  • Turbinado sugar (raw) is naturally the coarsest due to its large granules and makes for a great body scrub. It is the least processed of the three and holds the most essential minerals. Use this sugar scrubs made with this sugar up to 2 times a week.

What are the Types of Oils That Can be Used?

Try using the oils to see what works best for you.

  • Avocado oil is heavy in texture, yet soothing and leaves no greasy residue. Avocado oil supports skin elasticity, it’s nutrient rich and hydrating. Perfect for mature skin.
  • Coconut oil is moisturizing, conditioning and won’t clog your pores. It also has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Look for unrefined coconut oil. Or try fractioned coconut oil as it is non-greasy.
  • Hazelnut oil is a pale amber oil with a pleasant smell. Its similar to almond oil for which it’s often substituted. This oil is beneficial for oily skin because of its astringent qualities. It will absorb quickly and is useful as a base for oily or acne-prone skins.
  • Hemp seed oil is conditioning and regenerative. It is especially good for moisturizing dry, damaged skin and works well for eczema and psoriasis. It reduces skin aging and is anti-inflammatory. Hemp seed oil penetrates the skin quickly, some describe it as a dry oil. An opened container should be used within 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It’s odor less, non-greasy and penetrates quickly. This is a good moisturizing conditioner and nourishes all skin types.
  • Olive oil penetrates deeply into skin making it good for overly dry skin. One reason olive oil is so powerful is because it’s a “humectant” which means it draws moisture into your skin. It also is good for soothing dry, itchy skin.
  • Sesame oil is rich in vitamins and minerals. Some of its recommended uses are for psoriasis, eczema, arthritis and as a skin softener.
  • Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins E and K which helps skin regenerate and maintain elasticity. It is also a natural UV blocker and promotes better circulation. It absorbs quickly without leaving an oily residue and is a good choice for all skin types.
  • Walnut oil has good moisturizing, anti-aging, regenerative, emollient and toning properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar of choice (organic pure cane, brown pure cane, turbinado, etc.)
  • 3 tablespoons, give or take, sweet almond oil, jojoba or extra virgin olive oil

Optional ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract w/o alcohol
  • few drops of vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 small lemon, juice of
  • or a few drops of your favorite essential oils such as spearmint, lavender, grapefruit, etc.

Instructions

Mix: Place sugar in small/medium size container and add the oil 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing in between. You want the consistency to be sandy, not soupy. If the mix is too soupy the sugars will dissolve in a day or two and not slough the skin as well, but you will still get added moister from the oil.

To use: At the end of showering, it’s best to pat the skin dry a bit and then rub in circular motions all over the body and rinse well. I find it works best after soaking in the tub for at least 20 minutes. This will really loosen the skin making the scrub work at its best leaving your skin soft and supple!

Can be used 2 – 4 times a week (depending on the sugar type).

Gather your ingredients and get your scrub on. It’s time to glow!  This is a super simple easy to make vegan sugar scrub to keep your body soft and glowing! It’s edible too, yum yum!

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