Was feeling a bit low ever since i awoke so thought of whipping up some aroma oils. I had a bag of raw sugar lying in my kitchen leftover from the chocolate cake i baked the other day. So i put some into the blender and gave it a quick whisk. Next i put it in a clean porcelian jar and began adding the mixing oils. Its up to you and your personal tastes regarding which oils you would like. I chose some organic jojoba and macadamia oil that i already had in my closet. Virgin Olive oil, virgin coconut oil, jojoba, calendula, macadamia, almond are some other options. You can even skip the oils altogether and use plain glycerine instead.
After mixing the sugar and oils together ( Use enough oil to just moisten the sugar, so it doesnt feel dry when you rub it onto your skin. Too much oil will make the scrub squishy and the sugar will lose its texture), i decided on my favourite aroma combination. I chose sweet orange and ginger as it reminds me of holidays and rich christmas pudds. So there.. i added around 10 drops of each in the sugar and Voila!!! My scrubs ready!
Some other combos that work well with the season:
Pure Jasmine and lemon/ Mint and lavendar/ Almond and orange/ Cinnamon and Almond and for those who love spice…A rosemary ginger lemon scrub.
If you suffer from cellulite, throw in a handful of coffee granules to the mix.
PS: Its important to use Raw sugar or cane sugar and NOT the regular white sugar on your skin though the white processed variety is so much more cheaper. Raw sugar has softening and moisturising, exfoliating properties. It contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that is crucial for maintaining healthy skin. The natural glycolic acid in sugar not only helps condition and moisturize skin, but protect it from toxins. Skin becomes more uniform in appearance, is softer to touch, and has a radiant glow.
Sugar scrubs are also gentler, less dehydrating than salt scrubs and be used by all skin types.