A sugar scrub is a simple beauty recipe you can make with countless variations. Here’s a quick guide for an easy DIY sugar scrub.
How to Make Your Own Purple Tea Sugar Scrub for Natural and Effective Skin Care
- 1 tablespoon purple tea, loose leaves
- ½ cup granulated organic sugar
- ½ cup olive oil or coconut oil
- essential oils (optional)
- 1 airtight jar
Step 1: Use the Right Type of Sugar for Your Purple Tea Sugar Scrub
Before making your homemade sugar scrub, decide where you’ll be applying your sugar scrub. Make sure to choose the right kind of sugar. This helps ensure that your skin exfoliation will be gentle but effective.
- Fine powders or sugars – sugar scrub for face
- Brown or white sugar – body sugar scrub
- Coarse or raw sugars – foot sugar scrub
Step 2: Make Your Own Purple Tea Sugar Scrub Variation
The ingredients mentioned above are the basic components in a purple tea sugar scrub. Take your sugar scrub recipe up a notch by adding in natural ingredients. Assess your own skincare needs. Choose from the following ingredients for natural skin care:
- Purple Tea – Purple tea contains high levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. It can also help reduce signs of aging and even out skin tone.
- Tea Tree Oil – Tea tree oil is a popular skincare ingredient. It helps fight skin redness, inflammation, and breakouts.
- Almond Oil – It’s a great carrier ingredient for essential oils to treat skin dryness, rashes, or acne. Almond oil has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties.
- Sea Salt – Loaded with tons of nutrients and minerals, sea salt can help protect, balance, and restore skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties can soothe skin and calm breakouts.
- Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple cider vinegar can cleanse the skin and help to reduce acne. It’s one of the most versatile natural skincare ingredients with antifungal properties.
- Jojoba Oil – Use jojoba oil for soothing and protecting skin. Whether in liquid or wax form, it can provide moisture control.
- Aloe Vera – Aloe vera contains soothing ingredients. It helps combat skin redness, inflammation, and itching.
- Shea Butter – This is an excellent moisturizing ingredient. It’s good for helping reduce redness, flaking, and peeling.
- Argan Oil – Argan oil is a moisturizing ingredient rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, and omega-6 fatty acid. It’s good for calming skin irritations.
- Avocado – Avocado contains vitamins A, D, and E which penetrate the skin. It’s a moisturizing fatty fruit which can treat age spots and boost collagen production.
Step 3: Mix the Dry Ingredients First
Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients for your homemade sugar scrub, you can start mixing. Combine all the dry ingredients first in one bowl. The thorough mixing of dry ingredients will make combining all ingredients much easier.
Step 4: Mix in Wet Ingredients
Add the wet ingredients and mix until paste forms. If you’re using coconut oil for your purple tea sugar scrub, make sure it’s in liquid form before mixing it in. If it’s not yet in liquid form, put in a different bowl and microwave it. Melt it in 15-second intervals until it’s liquid.
Step 5: Do a Patch Test
To help determine if your homemade sugar scrub is safe for your skin, do a patch test. Patch testing helps ensure that the ingredients in your scrub won’t have any adverse effects. Take a small amount of the scrub and apply it to a small area of your skin. Observe that patch for any reactions that may occur.
Step 6: Use It in the Shower
If your homemade sugar scrub doesn’t give you any allergic reactions, you can now start using it. Use 1 tablespoon as needed when you shower. Exfoliate your skin with gentle scrubbing motions and rinse well.
Step 7: Store Your Homemade Scrub
Your homemade sugar scrub should last you for up to 2 months. Be careful not let extra water get inside your container. Extra moisture inside your sugar scrub container might shorten shelf life and reduce its effectiveness.
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Sugar might not be the healthiest ingredient for your diet. But it sure is amazing for your skin care. Sugar is a moisturizing ingredient which is also great for exfoliation. This means that you can make high-quality body sugar scrubs right in your kitchen.
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