Make your own sugar scrubs for bathing. This is so easy to make that I now keep a jar of sugar scrub in my shower all year ’round. In the winter, this helps with my dry, itchy skin. In the summer, it helps with exfoliation of exposed skin.

These jars can also be put aside for Christmas gifts.

They are so easy to make it hardly counts as DIY. The recipe is 1 part oil to 4 parts sugar. I make it in batches of 1 cup white sugar plus 1/4 cup oil.

The sugar can be either white granulated sugar or brown sugar.

The oil can be virtually any oil you have on hand. Oil that is commonly used in skin care products is olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil, liquid coconut oil, or jojoba oil. You might also have some general product labeled “bath oil” or “shower oil” and you could use that too.

That is the whole recipe. Combine the 2 ingredients in a jar and stir it up. You can add pure essential oils if you care to. I add 12 drops of various fragrance blends. So easy and so nice to use!

If you want to make orange-cinnamon sugar scrub as shown in the photo, add orange essential oil and ground cinnamon to your own liking.

(Image credit: matka_Wariatka)

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