A Homemade Facial Sugar Scrub Recipe That Is Very Adaptable

Facial Sugar Scrub Recipe

Do you desire to formulate a facial sugar scrub recipe that is suited for your skin type?  If so, then here’s a base recipe you can use.  One thing is certain.  When you create your own natural beauty products, you are the person who decides what goes on your skin.

You can of course purchase sugar scrubs at any department store.  But when you do this, you do not know exactly what you are putting on your skin.  Although beauty products do provide a list of ingredients, do you really have time to research them?  Some ingredients are so complex, that one can’t even barely pronounce them, much less research them thoroughly.

If you are seeking to use a sugar scrub on your hands or feet, then you wouldn’t need to be very concerned.  Your hands and feet already take lots of abuse, so their skin is not as delicate as your facial skin.

The Benefits Of Making Your Own Homemade Facial Sugar Scrub Recipe

The facial scrub is not only very easy to make, but you get to choose which ingredients you wish to apply to your skin!  You have the ability to select each ingredient, to suit your own needs and desires.

I have many times stated one very important factor that a person should consider when selecting a bath & beauty product.  Commercial products are made with “Millions In Mind” whereas YOUR skin is “100% yours & 100% unique”.  And since your skin belongs to you, don’t you feel that you should treat it to something that is deliciously just yours, at least once or twice per week?

Who knows your skin better than you? You know how you want to feel, you know what results you are desiring and you know the trouble spots on your skin better than anyone.

By all means, keep using your favorite products and consider this. When you want a cake, you sometimes buy from the bakery to save time. This is understandable because time is precious and we all love to make the best use of our time!

But sometimes you want some good old-fashioned home cooking.  Therefore you either bake a cake yourself, or purchase a homemade cake from someone you know who still cooks cakes from scratch.

Consider developing your own homemade facial sugar scrub recipe as you learn to make your own scrub from scratch. Sure, you will still use commercial products that you already love and know, but certainly an extra special treat can be had occasionally!

Formulating Your Very Own Recipe

To develop your own homemade facial sugar scrub, you will first need to consider what exactly are you hoping to achieve with your new sugar scrub.

Do you want to create something to help clear acne, smooth your skin tone, tighten your skin to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark spots or age spots?

Conduct some research and compile a list of ingredients that you would like to try in your sugar scrub. Remember, this sugar scrub will be used specifically on your face so take into consideration things like rather the ingredient burns, can cause rashes, is safe for around the eye area etc.

Using your favorite search engine, simply look up ingredients that are “All Natural” (like sweet almond oil, my favorite carrier oil) and “Safe For The Skin”.

Note The Pros & Cons Of Each Ingredient

For instance, if you are desiring something to fade age spots, a search for “All Natural Skin Safe Ingredients To Help Fade Dark Spots”

Visit some sites that are listed in the top results, and make notes about which ingredients you see the most of.

The top ingredient that I notice most of when I conduct my research is “Lemon Juice” “Citric Juice” and “Vitamin C”

Some other ingredients that are listed (on various websites) are apple cider vinegar, castor oil, aloe vera and honey.

Once you have compiled a list of ingredients, research each individual ingredient.  This is so that you can gain a great understanding of the pros and cons of using each ingredient.

For instance, apple cider vinegar can be harsh on sensitive skin.  This ingredient is one that would not be recommended for the face.  Not of course unless one uses a very small amount of this ingredient in the recipe.

Vitamin C is of course something that you notice is great for the skin.  It is also something that naturally occurs in citrus fruits like oranges and lemons.

But is the vitamin C located in part in the juice, pulp or skins mostly? These things you will need to research so that you can discover which part of the fruit is most beneficial to use.

Research Each Ingredient For Your Facial Sugar Scrub Recipe Some More

After further research you would discover that the peelings carry almost twice as much vitamin C as the pulp and juice does, in both lemons and oranges.

So if you choose to add lemon to your sugar scrub recipe, do you decide to use the peel, pulp or juice?

Considering that the peel carries more vitamin C than the pulp, it would be most beneficial to grate some peel while retaining the juice and pulp to consume later.

I am just using lemon juice as an example of how one would go about determining which ingredients to use in their sugar scrub recipe. You would have to take into consideration other things, when you begin your research of ingredients that you wish to use to suit your particular needs and desires.

Follow These Formula Calculations

Now a good rule of thumb to follow when creating your recipe, once you have compiled a list of ingredients that you wish to use, would be to follow the following formula when creating your recipe:

4 Parts Sugar Of Any Kind

2 Parts Sweet Serene Soap Shreds (Sweet Serene Soap Shreds are loaded with skin loving oils and butters)

1 Part Oil Or Butter (Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Castor Oil etc.)

1/8 Part All Natural Ingredient (Grated Lemon Peel, Aloe Vera Juice, French Green Clay etc.)

1/2 Part All Natural Ingredients (use 2 to 4 different ingredients to equal 1/2 part total)

2 to 8 Drops Essential Oil

When choosing an essential oil, one should note that only 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oil should be used.  The amount you choose to use would be based on how powerful the fragrance is. You should note that some essential oils have a more powerful aroma than others.

One thing you can do to calculate how many drops are needed is to start with 2 single drops.  Mix the batch thoroughly, rub a small amount of the sugar scrub on your chin.  Wait 15 seconds and see if the scent is of desired strength for you.  If not, add another drop, mix thoroughly, and try this technique again.  Continue in this manner until it is of the strength you desire.

A Sample Facial Sugar Scrub Recipe For You To Try

A simple recipe that follows this formula is shown below.   The parts are cups, so 4 cups (parts) of Turbinado Sugar consists of the first part of the recipe.  If you want to add the benefits of fine brown sugar, then you could instead use 2 cups turbinado sugar and 2 cups brown sugar to get 4 cups.

You can do the same with your oils and butters.  1 part would be 1 cup.  You could use 1/4 cup sweet almond oil, 1/4 cup cocoa butter, 1/4 cup shea butter and 1/4 cup jojoba oil.  These would equal 1 total cup of oils & butters.

If you desire to learn how to formulate more recipes, then you’re going to love The Free Scents & Beauty Business Course.  You can subscribe to the course for free at ScentsCourse.com.  Participants of the course are provided with much more information about formulating their very own bath & beauty recipes.  I hope that you take a moment to join us!

Facial Sugar Scrub Recipe

Facial Sugar Scrub Recipe

This recipe makes a great facial sugar scrub that will leave your skin with a very healthy glow!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Cost: 6.00


Glass Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cup
Mixing Spoon
Storage Container


  • 4 Cups Turbinado Sugar
  • 2 Cups Sweet Serene Soap Shreds
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Butter
  • 1/8 Cup Honey
  • 1/8 Cup Fresh Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1/8 Cup French Green Clay
  • 2 to 8 Drops Essential Oil


  • Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil scented to suit your desires.
  • Store in a proper storage container.

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