Thursday 21 November 2013

DIY Almond & Lavender Sugar Body Scrub

Hello there lovely people of the internets! How are you all today? I really don't ask that enough and  I should. While were on the topic of chats, why don't you come over to Twitter page and we can chew the ear off each other!

Today I have decided that to do a little DIYing as Christmas is upon us and not everyone has a money tree in their back garden. (But if you do, kindly post a few seeds my way please!) That and its just something different that you might like to try. You can use many different things in your body scrubs. I opted for sugar instead of salt as I wanted a softer scrub, I put in some lavender for colour and almond oil because I love the smell of it. Don't be afraid to experiment and add your own tastes to your scrubs. 

For this you'll need:

A clean jar
Sugar (I like brown)
Olive oil (I used extra virgin)
almond essences or scented essential oil
A table spoon
Ribbon (optional)

You can be very fancy and go spend a bomb on the ingredients if you like, or you can pick up cheap as chips things from Tesco that will make several batches of scrubs. You can also get a bag of lavender and different essential oils in a lot of health shops, I got mine in the Asian food market beside the Georges Arcade in Dublin. So once you have a clean jar grab a tablespoon and get to work! 

For every 2 tablespoons use one tablespoon of oil. I only found this out through a lot of trial and error, so find what works best for you. I actually liked a more oily mixture so I add in an extra tablespoon of oil at the end. I've found the best way to do this is add 2 tablespoons of sugar and then use another tablespoon to add in the oil, then mix it. Add in a tiny bit of essences and a sprinkle of lavender. Then go repeat this until you have filled your jar to the top.

If your making this as a present for someone then adding a piece of ribbon to it, a piece of fabric over the lid or hand designed sticker can really add an extra loving touch. And thats it, your all done! 
This is so easy to do and makes a great personal present to give someone. It works well and my skin feels really clean, well scrubbed and soft after. Since making this I've actually used half the jar and know when its all gone I'll be making some more stat! 

Thats all for now, hope some of you might try this and find it works well for you or even as a Christmas present.

Stay fab!


  1. Great post, really useful photos; love learning a new DIY beauty skill and as you said it's a few Xmas presents sorted! x CM

    1. Thank you so much! Was a little worried that I was overdoing it on the photos. Hope Christmas is a little more sorted for you now! :) x

  2. this is great! does the mix lasts months in the jar? or just for a couple of days? xo

    1. Glad you like it! The sugar and oil don't go off so this can last you for months. Just make sure you keep the lid tight! But if your leaving the scrub for a long period of time you might have to get it a bit of a mix before you use it again :) x