When making a great DIY sugar scrub at home you will need only a few ingredients. One of the most important ingredients is a carrier oil.
To put it simply, a carrier oil is another way to say base oil. The carrier oil when combined with sugar, essential oil and colorant creates a wonderful, natural DIY sugar scrub. If you are making a sugar scrub for yourself or as a gift at home, you can use any of these organic carrier oils for a great quality scrub!
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the most popular oils for making a sugar scrub. Naturally, coconut oil is antifungal and antibacterial. Furthermore, coconut oil can easily soak into the skin making it the perfect, natural moisturizer. The sweet fragrance of coconut oil goes well with almost any other scent, especially a mint or eucalyptus and can also be paired with either a coarse or fine sugar.
2. Grapeseed Oil
Extremely beneficial for the skin, grapeseed oil is filled with Vitamin E. In many cases, because of its high linoleic acid content, grapeseed oil has even been proven to reduce oily skin. This quality makes grapeseed oil the perfect carrier oil for a facial DIY sugar scrub.
3. Olive Oil
Many people choose to use olive oil for their DIY sugar scrub because it is easily accessible in their own kitchen. However, there are many other benefits to using olive oil besides the convenience. Olive oil has antioxidants that help with anti-aging as well as components that hydrate the skin. You can use olive oil for any DIY sugar scrub, and it pairs well with most essential oil scents.
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