I was messing around in my kitchen and I saw I had a few berries left from some chia seed pudding recipes I was putting together.
So naturally, I though, why not make a berry sugar face scrub?
And so this is what I came up with. Now, this face scrub is not the consistency I use to make ALL of my other sugar scrubs.
This time I made it a lot more watery, so it’s almost like a paste (which is perfect for a face mask!) I went ahead and put it in one of my small plastic containers and stuck it in the fridge for a few days before I used it as an all over body scrub.
How to make your sugar scrub
You can absolutely make this sugar scrub with a more consistent feel to it if you’d like. Since I always go that route, I thought I’d try something different with it this time.[ingredients title=”What you’ll need:”]
- 4 Blackberries
- 4 Raspberries
- 1/3 Cup of white sugar
- 1 tsp. Organic Manuka Honey
- 3-4 Drops of Vitamin E Oil (optional)
- 1-2 Drops of Natural Skin Safe Food Coloring (optional)
- Add your berries into a blender and blend until it’s mostly made into mush. It doesn’t have to be perfectly blended.
- Then in a bowl, mix your sugar, Vitamin E drops, and honey and blend well
- Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week
- To use, use it as a body scrub, lip scrub, or face mask/scrub for about 3 minutes and thoroughly rinse off
Sugar scrubs smooth your skin
But remember to NOT overdo it, because then you’ll simply irritate your skin and damage it.
Everyone’s skin is different so you have to experiment a little with your own skin to see how your sugar scrub reacts with it and how often you think you can use it.
I also love the all natural ingredients you get to choose to put in your sugar scrubs, like Vitamin E Oil, and Manuka honey, as opposed to buying stuff from the store when you don’t even know what they put in it.
I think mostly I use my sugar scrubs for lip maintenance, though a thorough body scrub never hurts to do at least once a month either, especially during the summer months. When you make your sugar scrubs, make sure you use white sugar, brown sugar or unrefined sugar might turn out to be too abrasive for your skin, depending on your skin type.
More sugar scrub recipes!
I’ve got a collection of a ton of recipes you can look through to find your favorite.