I love vanilla. And Sugar. On my face. That’s why I love this homemade sweet vanilla sugar scrub recipe.

Before I made some serious changes to my diet and approach to the toxins in my home, I was totally engrossed in the world of “skin care” products. Due to my acne-prone skin, most of those products were designed to get rid of excess oil… because clearly my skin issues were due to too much grease. (sigh)

Turns out my acne wasn’t because of oil… it was because my dry flaky dead skin was always clogging my pores. And it wasn’t until I started to be more diligent about exfoliating my skin that I saw any improvement.

Gross, I know.

Of course getting good real fats into my diet, switching out toxic beauty products for safer alternatives, and getting stress under control made the biggest difference in my skin issues. But I still love a good, gentle exfoliation.

Enter this sweet vanilla sugar scrub. So easy. So deliciously simple. And a great way to gently scrub away dead skin to give you a natural glow.

In fact, my husband used this and said his face felt 30 years younger. (Sweet.)

The sugar scrub ingredients and their benefits:

Sugar: Naturally inhibits bacterial growth. Plus its rough texture helps slough off dead skin cells.

Honey: Has been used for skin care for centuries! It’s a powerful moisturizer and antioxidant. It also helps protect skin against damage.

Olive Oil: Moisturizes, nourishes, and cleanses the skin.

Vitamin E: Owing to its antioxidant properties, vitamin E is both a natural preservative and nourishes the skin.

Vanilla: Smells super yummy. (I like yummy things, okay?)

Looking for a YUMMY alternative to this homemade sugar scrub?

Don’t miss out on the benefits of the sugar scrub just because you don’t have time to make it. This busy mom GETS the whole lack-of-time issue. But still, pampering yourself with a sugar scrub is SO good for you.

So, if you rather buy a sugar scrub – and really know what’s going on in your body, I’d check out Beautycounter. You can find their Lustro Sugar Scrub here. It has an EWG Skin Deep rating of 1.

Beautycounter is on a mission to get safer cosmetics and products into every home. I fully support their work and their products. Learn more about Beautycounter’s mission here. Seriously, they are superheroes in my book.

Okay, back to the homemade vanilla sugar scrub. Ready?



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