DIY Scrub: Sleepy Baby
I’m so excited to introduce my newest DIY Scrub – Sleepy Baby! Learn how to make the easiest and best sugar scrub recipe for glowing skin, moisturized skin! This gently scented sugar scrub recipe will leave you feeling relaxed, even if you aren’t ready for bed. This scrub recipe is easy to make at home with simple kitchen and beauty ingredients and is a safer way to exfoliate than many chemical concoctions.
A sugar scrub is a skincare product designed to gently and naturally cleanse and exfoliate the skin. The sugar granules slough away dead skin cells, revealing soft, smooth skin beneath. Sugar scrubs are a safe alternative to plastic microbeads, which used to be a common ingredient in body and face washes. This pretty little scrub is made to help you relax and sleep like a baby (hehe!). I love to use it at night before I go to bed or when I just need a bit of relaxation. Can you ever relate to that feeling?
How to Use Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs are best used on the body, especially rough patches on elbows, knees, and feet. Use 1-2 times per week to remove dead skin cells and prevent rough, dry skin (this scrub is not for your face). Use in the shower, cleanse and rinse skin as normal. Gently massage sugar scrub into wet skin, then rinse and pat dry. Sugar scrubs are also an excellent way to exfoliate the lips — try our Fruit Loops Lip Scrub.
The recipe for Sleepy Baby is rather simple. You only need 3 ingredients: white sugar, baby oil, and nighttime baby wash. Who doesn’t love the smell of nighttime baby wash? To make this pretty scrub even prettier, I made it purple (love!), but that is completely optional. Without food coloring, it will be a pretty white scrub. I used about 6 drops of red and 4 drops of blue food coloring. But, that mixture all depends on you! Keep in mind that the consistency of the DIY scrub is up to you too! I tend to enjoy a fluffier scrub. But if you like a smoother scrub, simply add less sugar.
Everybody knows that lavender is the scent for relaxation. If you plan on making this DIY scrub as a gift, make sure you tie a pretty piece of lavender on the outside of the jar. Little touches like that go a long way. The rustic twine is the last beautiful touch. Pssst: I found mine at the dollar store!! Here’s to a DIY scrub that offers a little R & R!
DIY Scrub Recipe with Sugar and Baby Wash
You Will Need
- 2.5 cups of white sugar
- 1/4 cup baby oil
- 1/4 cup of nighttime baby body wash
- Optional: food coloring
Other Supplies Needed:
- Mixing bowl
- Spoon to mix
- Small jar or plastic airtight container
- Optional: Lavender flower and twine for gift-giving
- In the mixing bowl, combine the sugar, oil, and body wash
- Mixing until fully combined
- For a fluffier sugar scrub, add more sugar
- For a smoother sugar scrub, add more body wash and/oil
- Place scrub in a sealed jar or plastic container. Enjoy!