Homemade Sugar Scrub Flavors Inspired by Healthyish Cakes

These Homemade Sugar Scrub recipes are sponsored by Healthyish Foods, makers of baking kits for organic, individually portioned cakes, so you can appease your sweet tooth without letting excess dessert go to waste. Thanks for supporting the brands that support With The Grains

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During that very broke post-college period, one of my big splurges was buying sugar scrubs from a local artisan. I may not have had a budget for eating out, buying good wine or attending anything other than free events, but damn if I wasn’t going to take a luxurious shower that left me smelling like a Girl Scout cookie! 

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Exfoliation is a necessary step to keep skin glowing, and making a homemade sugar scrub, it turns out, is easy- just mix the ingredients in a bowl, transfer to a jar, and … that’s it! Plus, homemade scrubs give you the power to customize the scents to your fancy and to make sure every ingredient is top quality. And, if you suddenly feel like sharing, invite friends over for Healthyish cake baking and sugar scrub making, and buy the good wine because you’re past that college stage. 

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These scrubs also make a great gift for someone in need of a little pampering, especially for busy moms who don’t have time to sit in a tub. I like to make this blend for my sister-in-law who somehow manages to chase three youngsters under the age of four. The woman never sleeps!

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Thin Mint Mocha Homemade Sugar Scrub

As an added bonus, there’s a sustainability factor to this homemade sugar scrub. Save coffee grounds from your breakfast brew, or your cake-time caffeine, and put them to work invigorating your skin. A coarser grind is ideal. Think French press grounds.

1 cup [brewed] coffee grounds 
1/3 cup almond oil
2 Tablespoons raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
10 drops peppermint essential oil

Combine all the ingredients in an air-tight, shower safe jar. 

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My current coffee obsession: Passenger Coffee Roasters from Lancaster, PA

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Next up, try your hand at these Healthyish Tangy Lemon Cake variations:

Lavender Simple Syrup for Iced Lattes and Lavender Lemon Healthyish Cakes
Tangy Lemon Sazerac Cakes & Cocktails

Then, take all that tangy, lemon goodness to your skin…

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Tangy Lemon Cake Homemade Sugar Scrub

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
Zest of 2 lemons
10 drops Bergamot essential oil

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The Healthyish Very Vanilla Cake contains organic, ground Bourbon Vanilla beans. You can actually see specks of real vanilla in the cake, and the flavor makes the perfect blank canvas for sharing a dessert smorgasbord with friends. 

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Very Vanilla Homemade Sugar Scrub

1 cup raw cane sugar
1/2 cup almond oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, or more

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P.S: The natural oils in these homemade sugar scrub recipes can leave your shower/tub a little slick, so be sure to rinse away any leftover oils and handle jars carefully. As with any new skincare product and more sensitive skin, it’s always good to test a little bit first to make sure your skin will react positively.

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Here’s to baby soft skin and appeasing your sweet tooth!

Cheers,

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