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Sugar Scrubs

Lesson 5

Recipe

Ingredients: Castor Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Essential Oils of Choice

Method: Add required amount of sugar to a bowl

Cover with vegetable oil and stir.

Add essential oils, 2 drops to a teaspoon

Peppermint Twist

1 drop each of Lavender and Peppermint essential oils per teaspoon of sugar scrub.


Super refreshing for those hot sweaty days

Don't use Lavender or Peppermint during pregnancy, don't use Peppermint for sensitive skin

Tension Soother

1 drop each of Benzoin, Chamomile Roman and Grapefruit essential oils to a teaspoon and a half (7.5mls) of sugar scrub.

Calming and soothing, great for stressed or anxious clients

Don't use Chamomile during pregnancy, don't use Grapefruit within 48 hours before going out in bright sunlight or using a sunbed. 

Citrus Refresher

1 drop each of Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon and Cypress essential oils to 2 teaspoons (10ml) of sugar scrub

Citrus oils are "happy" and give a lovely lift to the spirits

Don't use Chamomile during pregnancy, don't use Orange, Grapefruit or Lemon within 48 hours before going out in bright sunlight or using a sunbed

Vegetable Oils

Olive oil is anti inflammatory and balances sebum

Castor oil is very moisturising and also anti bacterial, antiviral and antifungal

Avocado oil is deeply moisturising

Coconut oil (non fractionated, solid) is very moisturising and anti bacterial, antiviral and antifungal.

Sugar scrubs are wonderful as part of your skin care routine, they make beautiful gifts and can be used as enhancements for your massage or reflexology treatments. 

Here's one example of how to use a sugar scrub to enhance a treatment.

Another easy option is a hand scrub treatment.

Full body scrubs are very popular but you'll need plastic sheeting for the floor, extra towels and a cosy blanket to wrap around the clients while the product is absorbed.

Suggested Essential Oil Blends

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