One of the organic sugar scrub benefits is softening hands with exfoliation. It works so well, you’ll want to start shaking everyone’s hands so they can feel the softness!
The sugar in my cupboards has only one use and that is external! Even though I’m not eating it, I still like to use organic.
You might think that organic isn’t as important for skin as consuming. But, anything you put on your skin does get absorbed into the body!
The organic sugar scrub benefits go beyond rubbing off dead skin cells.
First off, you need to use the right sugar. Brown sugar is softer than white so it’s best for the face and other sensitive skin areas.
If you are looking to make a scrub for your hands, raw turbinado sugar is best because it’s very coarse.
Making a fresh sugar scrub has advantages over using salt scrubs as well.
Compared to salt, sugar granules are smaller and gentler on the skin. And sugar tends to add moisture where salt can by drying.
Sugar cane juice is rich in glycolic acid which is often used in chemical peels. This alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) can help fight skin aging.
To get the most organic sugar scrub benefits, it’s important to use high quality ingredients.
I like to use a light brown sugar. The reason to choose organic is so you don’t get any unnatural chemical residue from pesticides and fertilizer.
Anything that touches your skin will be absorbed so make sure it’s free of potentially damaging substances. That’s why it’s so important to use an organic sugar.
It’s tougher to find organic fractionated coconut oil. I’ve only seen a couple brands. However, you can use any high quality oil to make the sugar paste.
One of the organic sugar scrub benefits is super soft hands. I like to keep a small jar of the mixture at the bathroom sink to battle dry skin in the winter.
Once you give this brown sugar hand scrub a try, you won’t ever want to be without it.
To get the softest hands ever, I also use my own homemade all natural antibacterial hand soap. It’s way better than any natural hand soap I’ve tried.
This fresh sugar scrub is also great for the face. It’s a nice alternative to the almond facial scrub recipe.
Similar to almonds, sugar also has moisturizing properties. And the soft texture of brown sugar is very gentle on the skin.
I typically use the scrub at night so I’ll add a drop of lavender oil as it’s perfect for relaxing before bed.
As you can see, there’s no need to avoid sugar when using externally!
Organic Sugar Scrub Benefits
You’ll find the recipe for the brown sugar below along with a downloadable printable.
Here’s a recap of the organic sugar scrub benefits:
- Gentle on the skin
- Exfoliates to remove dry skin cells for softer and smoother skin
- Adds moisture to skin
- Fights skin aging
DIY Organic Sugar Scrub Recipe
1/4 cup brown sugar (coarser the better)
Fractionated coconut oil, to make into a paste
A couple drops of essential oil (optional)
- Mix the sugar with the fractionated coconut oil, using enough oil to make a paste. Stir in your favorite essential oil if desired.
- Use a hand washing motion to apply the mixture to the hands.
- Scrub over the hands for a minute and wash off with warm water and pat dry.
- Enjoy your soft hands! You will want to start shaking everyone hands just so they can feel the softness.