I love this sugar scrub! I have used it for many years. I make this in a small lock-n-lock container. There aren't exact measurements - just basic guidelines depending on the size of the container you use.
Pour plain old table sugar into the container with just a little space left over. Sugar acts as a natural exfoliator, does not clog pores, helps eliminate blemishes and restores balance to skin’s oils. 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.
Add enough lemon juice to make a thick paste. Lemon juice in skin care is a natural exfoliant, skin brightener and anti-infective. Lemon juice is rich in fruit acids that will exfoliate to gently remove dead skin cells and will also bleach darkened or discolored areas.
Pour a thin layer of olive oil on the top. Olive oil will promote a smooth, radiant complexion and help maintain elasticity of skin. It is high in antioxidants, including vitamin E. Antioxidants are nutritional powerhouses that protect against age-accelerating free radicals. The olive oil also works to lock in an extra layer of moisture when used in this scrub.
Stir it all together. It will separate a bit as it sits. Before you use it, just stir it back up with your finger.
I keep it in the shower with the lid on it so it is always ready to be used. This is wonderful for the face and the whole body. It keeps those dry feet and elbows at bay as well.
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