DIY Beauty: Toffee Sugar Scrub

Sunday, 24 March 2013


If there's one beauty related product that I nearly always make myself, it's body scrubs.  They're so easy to whip up with ingredients that you've probably already got in your kitchen.  This one is perfect for anyone who loves very sweet stuff!  



Light Brown Sugar is often used in baking recipes to enhance a toffee or caramel flavour.  I decided to use this instead of the usual white sugar when I made up a body scrub at the weekend and it worked a treat.  Do be warned though; only try this if you love sickly sweet scents!

To make up the body scrub, I just put a couple of large tablespoons of the light brown sugar in a bowl and added a tablespoon of olive oil.  You then just mix it all up, adding more olive oil bit by bit until you get a consistency that you're happy with.  So if you want a very scrubby scrub, use less oil and vice versa.  Once you're happy with it, take it into the shower and use as you would any other body scrub, making sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards.  The sugar is a fantastic exfoliator, whilst the olive oil leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.  



Do you make your own body scrubs?

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22 comments

  1. Sounds yummy! I love to make my own body scrub, cheap and easy. x

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  2. I love the sound of this! Just need to get some brown sugar now. :)
    xo

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    1. It's really cheap - I think the fairtrade one I got from Sainsbury's was on a half price offer too :) xx

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  3. This looks really nice :) x

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  4. This is perfect I have both ingredients in my cupboard lol. Thanks for sharing, xoxo.

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  5. Coffee/sugar/olive oil - fab combination if you like coffee. I used to make my own body scrubs but some time ago I discovered these - http://mai-soko.lv/lv/produkti/shokolades-skrubji/p0 (they don't have EN site:()I love their sea buckthorn scrub!

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  6. I should definitely try this. do you just make up enough for each time or can you make sone up & store it? X

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    1. I usually make a jar full and find that it keeps for around 4-6 weeks quite well. You just need to give it a good stir to mix everything up again when you use it that way :) x

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  7. This sounds like it would smell so delicious! I like making stuff like scrubs and facemasks out of my own ingredients when I can, because you know exactly what;s in it that way, and that it doesn't have any hidden nasties! Not to mention it's a bit cheaper...
    Eleanor x

    www.porcelaineleanor.blogspot.com

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    1. It does! I agree, it's always great to know EXACTLY what is in a product that you're using and it's very cheap too :) x

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  8. I'm definitely going to be making this. I keep buying body scrubs and forget how easy it is to make my own. Lovely post as always. xx

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    1. They are super easy, definitely give it a go! xx

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  9. Definitely trying this! I had an nspa toffee fudge scrub which smelt AMAZING, I've never found anything else as good so hopefully this will do the trick!

    Jesss xo

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    1. Yep this smells very sugary toffeeish! xx

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  10. I love to LUSH lip scrubs but the ingredients are literally sugar & some oil! You've inspired me to use my LUSH lip scrub empty jars to make my own! X

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    1. I know, so easy to make up your own when the ingredients are this simple! x

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