Sugar Scrubs, facial exfoliator and more…

You!!! have been reading about the truth of sugar, and how your health will benefit if we decrease its use, specially conventional, processed sugar. You decided to clean out your pantry, get rid of all the devilish snacks and sweets, but what to do with the extra bag of sugar by the coffee machine?? Sugar might not be good inside your body, but it might just help on the outside!! Use it as skin exfoliator!!!
 
Stress no more, here I have a couple of options to give sugar a good use 😉
 
 
Citrus Body Scrubgive yourself a time off from the busy schedule and specially away from the sweet temptation.

     

      – 1.5 cups sugar (coarse is better)

      – 1/2 cup almond oil

      – zest of 1 lemon (or lime)

      – a few drops of lemon essential oil 

(optional) I sometimes use cucumber pulp that is left over from my juices. Leaves a really clean and fresh feel on your skin.

 Mix all the ingredients into a glass jar.

CAUTION: This scrub is smells so good and delicious, but DO NOT EAT while in the shower.

 

Facial Exfoliator –  remove dead skin from your face by combining some sugar with epson salt or sea salt and honey.

     – 1/2 cup coconut oil

     – 1/4 cup jojoba oil

     – 1/4 cup raw sugar

     – essential oil of your preference (citrus, lavender, peppermint, rose) or use rose petals.

Other Helpful Tips to give sugar a good use:

*  To get rid of the soap grimme from the shower and clean the toilet.  Use as if you would AJAX or other cleaning detergent.

 

* To clean up the coffee or spice grinder.  Put a tablespoon in the grinder and let it run. 

 

* To make your cut flowers last longer, put 3 teaspoons of sugar in the water. 

 

* Remove gunk or smelly odors from your hands.  It will also exfoliate your hands.

 

* To clean grass stains from tennis shoes and clothes.  Make a paste of sugar and water, apply to stained areas, wait for a few minutes and wash off.