DIY Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub is Easy to Make!
This vanilla bean sugar scrub is super easy to make and is wonderful for gift giving or your own daily skincare! Use this simple sugar scrub to cleanse your pores, exfoliate dead skin, or use as a gardener’s hand scrub after a hard day’s work.
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This recipe is made from natural ingredients and can be stored in reusable containers. When it runs out you can whip up another batch in minutes! Making your own skincare products, such as this scrub, is a great way to reduce waste and your environmental impact.
Make Vanilla Extract and Use the Seeds for Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub
I love the scent of vanilla and this recipe for DIY sugar scrub was inspired when I started making my own vanilla extract. It’s super easy to do! Just slit a couple of whole vanilla beans lengthwise and pop them into a bottle of vodka! But before you put the vanilla beans into the vodka to flavor it, scrape the little seeds from the center to use in food or this sugar scrub. The bean pod will still create a wonderful bottle of extract and you’ll get to enjoy those fragrant little seeds right away.
Note: If you don’t have vanilla beans and have no other use for them, you can skip them and use vanilla essential oil in this sugar scrub.
Experiment with the Ingredients
You can make your sugar scrub with plenty of other scents instead of the vanilla beans if you like. I like using essential oils to create my homemade sugar scrubs. Experiment with different ingredients such as salt in place of the sugar, or add some homegrown flower petals that are dried and crumbled for pretty specks of color.
Here’s the easy recipe…
Vanilla Bean Sugar Scrub
- 1 Vanilla bean seeds from one vanilla bean
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- Measure coconut oil into a medium mixing bowl.
- Use electric beaters to cream coconut oil, removing all chunks.
- Add sugar and combine.
- Use a sharp knife to carefully cut a vanilla bean lengthwise, then scrape the seeds from the inside into your coconut oil mixture. (Put the rest of your vanilla bean in some vodka to make vanilla extract.)
- Combine the ingredients thoroughly and spoon mixture into a storage container.
- To use this vanilla sugar scrub, scoop a small amount with your fingers and rub onto hands, face, or anywhere you want to exfoliate skin or scrub clean. Use a circular motion to scrub face, or rub hands together. Rinse with cool water. If your skin feels too oily after use, wash skin with mild soap to remove residue.
Spa Treatment for Your Skin or to Give Your Friends!
Try this homemade vanilla bean sugar scrub for a luxurious spa treatment for your skin!
I use this sugar scrub to cleanse my face and neck at least once a day. It helps deep clean pores and reduces blackheads. After using this sugar scrub, I wash my face with a mild Castille soap to remove some of the oil. If you have really oily skin you may wish to use an oil-free sugar scrub.
This vanilla sugar scrub also works great for removing dead skin from your feet, elbows, or anywhere else that needs exfoliating. I like using it after working in my garden or in the barn. It cleans ground in dirt and stains from your skin and moisturizes at the same time!
You can make this small-batch recipe and have enough for your own use and an extra tin to give a friend. Anyone who likes all-natural skincare products and spa treatments will love this! It’s also a great gift for gardeners and anyone who gets their hands dirty.
Check out this healing dandelion hand salve from Oak Hill Homestead!
Need another great reason to make your own all-natural bath and body products? If your little ones accidentally ingest this it won’t hurt them! It could give them a sugar buzz, but that will wear off. Accidental poisoning is definitely a concern with many purchased skincare products.
Do you make your own bath and body products? Would you like to learn how to make more all-natural, sustainable skincare products? Leave a comment and let me know!
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