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Beauty Hack: 2 Ingredient Body Scrub

Beauty Hack: 2 Ingredient Body Scrub

Looking to freshen up your skin on a budget? Beauty products can cost nothing short of a small fortune these days. On top of it, there are zillions of products to choose from. How do you know which one to invest your money on? Well, instead of driving yourself crazy when it comes to body scrubs... save yourself the headache and a whole lot of cash with this fun little beauty shortcut! Not only is it economical and efficient, the best part is that you most likely have what you need to make it on hand already. If you don't, I will honestly be shocked.
Easiest Body Scrub Recipe

I originally found this idea from an old tear out that my mom had from an Almanac sometime in 2005. The section was caled Pantry Potion, perhaps you will remember my project with Kool-Aid from a while back? Pretty fun little DIY recipe to make with kids.  Well you could say I am currently really addicted to trying out these old time shortcuts, so intriguing! There were a few more fun ideas and the body scrub has been on my to do list for a while now.  Which is weird because it's so easy, I should have tried this ages ago! Better late than never they say!

So what is the deal already? Yes, I know... you just want to know what the recipe is right? Well, here you go!


See... I told you that you would have the stuff on hand, was I right?

2 Ingredient Sugar Scrub

Benefits of using a Sugar Scrub

In addition to just being easy to make yourself, there are actually some known benefits of using a sugar scrub. Come to find out, sugar might be good for your skin(Not to be confused with eating it, I like cake, but I am pretty sure there aren't many benefits of eating it, ha!) According to the article, sugar is a natural humectant which means it draws moisture from the environment. It could help hydrate and keep the moisture within your skin.

It may also be a gentler option than a salt scrub. For years I've been avoiding using scrubs on my face for fear that it might do more harm than good. It's possible sugar is the better choice.  According to Pantry Potions sugar can actually help control oil buildup, cleanses pores and also works as an antibacterial.

That all sounds pretty sweet doesn't it?
Body Scrub Recipe #DIY #Beauty

This scrub may not be all that suitable for gifting as it may not hold up as well as other recipes.  It separates easily and may also dissolve quickly. I would just plan on making this when you plan on using it up.

So, all you need to do to make yourself some easy body scrub is to mix 1 Tablespoon of Granulated Sugar with 1 Teaspoon of Water and you are good to go! If you want to print, I made it easy for you below:

Easiest Body Scrub Recipe

Beauty Hack: 2 Ingredient Body Scrub


  • 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Water


  1. Place sugar in the palm of your hand or in a container, add water drop by drop to make a paste. Makes approx 1 Tbsp.
  2. To use, gently rub the scrub onto your skin. Massage lightly with your fingertips, rinse with warm water. Enjoy!

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Monday 17th of March 2014

I make a homemade scrub I swear by. The Body Shop makes great products and their bodywashes DO NOT dissolve the sugar. Volia! A nicely made scrub with a good quality bodywash. Its soap free so it is easy on your skin too

mary gardner

Saturday 28th of December 2013

This would make great gifts for my girls (and for myself as well!). I had no idea I could make this myself so easily!

Danielle @ We Have It All

Tuesday 15th of October 2013

Awesome, love this. I sugar and coconut oil. Never tried water, I will have to!


Tuesday 20th of August 2013

I had a patch of crusty looking skin on my elbows. I was preparing mangos and after I was done I took the skin and added sugar to it and rubbed it all over my elbows and then the rest of my body. I did this in the shower so just let it sit for a while, about 5 mins., and was very pleased with the results. My elbows, after 2 more days of the same treatment, are now soft and smooth once again. I am now freezing my mango skins for when they are out of season. I do think perhaps other citrus might work, but not tried yet. Love doing the kitchen cosmetics.


Friday 9th of August 2013

Hmmm, I use sugar and olive oil and put it into a jar (an old sugar scrub container, go figure). You can recrystallize the sugar so the granules are larger if you want, but with the oil the sugar doesn't dissolve to syrup Added bonus, you taste yummy just out of the shower...


Friday 9th of August 2013

That sounds really awesome Jean! I will definitely give that a try next ;) I would love to have something that lasts a little longer and doesn't dissolve quickly too! I do really like this recipe because it is really simple and no fuss involved!

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