I’ve been in need of a great body scrub after the long harsh winter that has managed to leave my skin overly dry and flakey. My hands, knees, and feet have all suffered and are in need of an easy treatment to attain that smooth, supple baby soft skin as the warmer weather approaches.
And of course in a house surrounded by baby products, the first thing that came to mind was baby oil! I figured I could start with that to get smooth skin and the add a couple of other ingredients for a fun homemade sugar scrub.
But I didn’t just want to do any sugar scrub, I was looking to add some natural fruity ingredients to hydrate my skin even more. What better way to do that than to add an array of berries like raspberries, blueberries and blackberries which are said to contain anti-oxidants and multiple vitamins to help prevent wrinkles, blotchiness and even acne to maintain a youthful appearance.
So that’s when my berry sugar scrub for soft baby skin came to mind!
Here’s what you’ll need:
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- A small jar to store the scrub – I used a baby food jar, but this one is perfect too!
- A mixing bowl
- 1-2 cups of granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of baby oil
- 1/4 cup of baby wash
- 1/2 cup of berries (raspberries, blueberries etc.)
First you’ll want to measure out 1-2 cups of sugar depending on how much sugar scrub you’re looking to make. I used a little under 2 cups because I wanted a smoother consistency for a softer feel on the skin (similar to this one).
Combine about 1/4 cup of baby oil and baby wash to the sugar – adding more or less depending on the consistency you prefer. I used my favorite type of baby oil from JOHNSON’S along with their head-to-toe line baby body wash.
Use a blender to grind the berries and then pour that mixture into the sugar.
I used my empty baby jars for easy storage and topped with a couple extra berries — which almost gave my sugar scrub a smoothie look, haha!
You can use the scrub as an exfoliator, hand scrub or full body scrub anytime it’s needed.
This is such an easy way to get soft, hydrated skin without leaving your house! It also makes a wonderful homemade gift idea, especially as Mother’s Day approaches. Because we all know mom could use a little rejuvenation from time to time!
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.
This is a GREAT idea! Thank you so much for sharing, this is a unique and useful gift, perfect!
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Joyce @ My Stay At Home Adventures says
I have a confession to make; I never done this before. I always think its complicated to make your own scrub for some reason. I think I’m going to give this a try this Mother’s Day.
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Kori Tomelden says
I have never made a sugar scrub but this looks like a great one to start with. Love the ingredients and how simple it seems to make!
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This would also be a great thank you gift for a baby shower! I have left over baby food jars from my first child that I saved for things like this and I could make one big batch and split it. However, I am having a sprinkle at the end of the month but my baby is a boy…wonder how I could make this blue…any ideas? #blogger52project
This is such a cool idea, and it turns out so pretty!!
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This looks so good I could eat it, too.
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What a great idea! And your presentation is lovely:)
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This looks amazing! I might be tempted to eat it, too. 🙂
Laura Day says
whats the shelf life like for this scrub?
Mayra M says
Does it need to be refrigerated? How long will it last?
If you leave in fridge for about 30 minutes that should be fine for the sugar to solidify after mixing. After you can store near shower. I kept mine in the bathroom shelf for easy access and served me well. Lasted about a week or two depending on how much you make.