It’s summer!! And that means… flip-flops and sandals weather!
Are your feet ready for sandal season? Or are they still dry and cracked from winter? Our newest Beach Feet Sugar Scrub recipe will gently exfoliate and moisturize your feet and hands so they’re ready for the beach.
Infused with a blend of moisturizing carrier oils and skin-loving essential oils, this homemade sugar scrub will surely slough away dead skin cells to reveal healthy, smooth skin underneath. This recipe can also be used in other areas of the body that needs some loving, just don’t overdo it. Recommended times for exfoliation are 2-3 times a week, as long as your skin can handle it.
What I Love About This Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe
I love the simplicity of this recipe. It is super easy to prepare so every time I feel like exfoliating, I can just gather the ingredient and mix them up. No need for expensive, store-bought scrubs; this sugar scrub is a totally natural and affordable way to scrub away the dead skin!
What You Need to Make This Recipe
Body Oil Base
Simply Earth’s Body Oil Base is a combination of various skin-soothing carrier oils. It’s perfect for various DIY skin and personal care recipes like this homemade sugar scrub.
Sugar is a natural exfoliant perfect for regular and sensitive skin as it provides gentle exfoliation. For really tough skin, this can be replaced with salt, which can be a little more abrasive.
Timber Essential Oil Blend
Timber Essential Oil Blend is naturally moisturizing. It is specifically formulated for men’s personal care DIYs because of its masculine aroma, but it works great for both men’s and women’s skin care.
Orange Essential Oil
Because Orange Essential Oil is so great in natural cleaning recipes, it only makes sense that it can clean the skin, too! This oil also nourishes dry skin and brightens the appearance of the skin. What a great oil for skincare!
Ho Wood Essential Oil
Ho Wood Essential Oil has a wonderful cooling effect when applied to the skin. It also has skin-healing properties that can benefit your feet and hands.
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids age 10+.
Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Beach Feet Sugar Scrub Recipe
Homemade Beach Feet Sugar Scrub Recipe
Time: 5 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: 1 year
Yield: ~2 fl oz
Dilution Rate: 3%
1 tbsp Body Oil Base
3 drops Timber Essential Oil Blend
2 drops Ho Wood Essential Oil
2 drops Orange Essential Oil
2-3 oz jar or sealable PET container*
- Add essential oils to the body oil base and stir.
- Add sugar and stir until the oil is evenly distributed.
- Store in a sealable container. To use, gently massage a small amount to hands and feet to exfoliate and moisturize dry and rough skin.
Are Your Feet Ready for the Beach?
This is one of the many recipes I’ll be making to prepare me and my family for the beach! How about you? What essential oil recipes will you be making to make summer an even more enjoyable season? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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