Here I’m sharing a simple recipe for my Cucumber Sugar Scrub with Essential Oils.
Did you know that a cucumber makes for fabulous skincare? The cucumber contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe irritated skin and reduce swelling. Cucumbers are often used to reduce eye puffiness because the unique properties of cucumbers can reduce water retention and improve complexion. Cucumbers have the same pH as the skin which allows them to restore the skin’s natural balance while hydrating and nourishing the skin with vital minerals including silica, potassium, and magnesium.
This easy recipe for my Cucumber Sugar Scrub is a part of a simple skin care routine that takes dry, chapped skin and transforms it into soft, supple skin that glows.
I live in the Rockies in an “alpine desert” and the air here is dry and chilly most of the year. When you want to keep warm you get indoors and warm up by the fire or a heater. The only trouble is – hot, dry air — dries out the skin.
This easy recipe and simple routine will not only improve the softness of your skin, but it will also moisturize and improve its appearance as well. And this Cucumber Sugar Scrub recipe can easily be enhanced with the essential oils you enjoy. Try soothing lavender for relaxation or add peppermint to wake up the skin. Three to four drops is all you need to add aroma and the properties of essentials oils.
Materials needed for Cucumber Sugar Scrub with Essentials Oils
- 1 1/4 Cups of Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup chopped Cucumber (leave the skin on)
- 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
- 4 Drops of your favorite essential oil
Directions to create the Cucumber Sugar Scrub with Essentials Oils
Step 1: Gather your ingredients. Having everything gathered together and ready to mix. Wash and dry the cucumber and chop it into 1/2 inch cubes. Measure and set aside the sugar, honey and coconut oil so they’re ready to mix.
Step 2: Pulverize the Cucumber. My mom gave me a new food processing/mixer for Christmas and I knew I just had to use it for this recipe. Since most blenders require liquid, you’ll want to pulverize the cucumber first. Add the chopped cucumber to the food processor and chop it until all the moisture is released and the skin has been chopped to a fine texture. Now you’re ready to add some of the other ingredients.
Step 3: Add the other semi-liquids next. Now you can add the honey, coconut oil, and your essential oil(s) to the mix. Pulse until everything is smooth and well combined.
Step 4: Add the sugar. I added 1/4 cup of the sugar to the mix and pulsed to mix. Wait to add the rest until after you’ve stopped blending so you don’t lose the exfoliating properties of the sugar.
Step 5: Add the rest of the sugar. Remove the mix from the blender or food processor and stir in the sugar. You want the rough texture of the sugar to act as your exfoliant.
Cucumber Sugar Scrub
Gift it forward: if you do not plan to use this Cucumber recipe in its entirety within one to two weeks, you’ll want gift it to friends for immediate use. I packed mine in some adorable 4 oz containers and gave them away. If you just want to make a small batch, reduce the recipe to 1/4 of the ingredients listed. For best results, always store homemade beauty products in airtight, waterproof containers. Since the ingredients are natural, they will not last forever. Leftovers can often be safely stored in the refrigerator for a week or two as long as the mix remains untouched and not contaminated by bacteria or water.
Making homemade beauty products can be very rewarding for two reasons – you get fantastic results and you get hugs from friends. I hope you enjoy soft, smooth skin with this fantastic beauty routine and the glow that comes from sharing the gift of beauty with others!
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Do you know someone who would enjoy this homemade Cucumber Sugar Scrub? Maybe you can help a friend beat dry skin blues with this routine. Have some fun beauty tips to share? I’m always looking for new ideas. Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers!
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