The changes in seasonal weather have such an impact on our skin, and as we move into the cooler months, our skin tends to dry out as we lose that natural, more oily barrier. Here is an easy D-I-Y that you can use to help to get back the summer glow during the last part of the year. Our 5-minute Honey, Sugar & Aloe Body Scrub is great to keep around the bath or shower to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
The Benefits of A Quality Body Scrub
Ever heard of winter itch? As the colder seasons approach, our skin tends to lose its natural moisture and become cracked or dried out. Using an aloe-based body scrub allows us to successfully restore what’s been lost by rehydrating our skin back to its original healthy state. Plus, it’s a great gift to friends and family during the holiday season!
This Honey, Sugar & Aloe Body Scrub uses honey and sugar (surprise!), but you will also include extra virgin olive oil, Lily’s 99% Aloe Gelly, and an essential oil of your choice for fragrance.
Sugar helps the skin retain moisture while adding a gentle exfoliant to the mix. The glycolic acid in sugar helps the skin appear healthy and revitalized. You’re going to want to use a soft organic sugar, due to the fact that natural sugars with large granules can scratch the skin.
Raw honey has antimicrobial and probiotic properties which helps the skin’s healing process. Honey works great for sensitive skin while being sticky enough to remove potential impurities.
What about olive oil? Well, it’s known to have antioxidants that could help with anti-aging. The oil provides a sheen to the skin that makes it appear smooth and glowing.
Finally, Lily’s 99% Aloe Gelly soothes tender skin and hydrates up to 3 epidermal layers, leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. There’s a reason aloe has been known as nature’s moisturizer for thousands of years!
Now that you know the quality ingredients going into your scrub, let’s learn how to make your very own batch.
Honey and Sugar Body Scrub Ingredients
You are going to need:
1 Cup of Organic White or Brown Sugar (Small Granules)
½ Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Tablespoon of Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly
10 Drops of Your Favorite Skin-Friendly Essential Oil (Lavender, Rosemary, Etc.)
How To Make The Honey & Sugar Body Scrub
We promised this would be a quick recipe, and we always deliver! Grab a medium-sized bowl and pour each ingredient in and mix until properly formed. Place your scrub into an airtight container and store somewhere cool and dark like in a bathroom cabinet. It’s really that simple.
How To Apply The Scrub
First we recommend using a tablespoon at a time on your hands before gently scrubbing over your entire body. Once you are finished, wash off the scrub with water and a washcloth. Now you are feeling clean and smelling great!
Remember to always use a scoop to remove the scrub from the container, as using wet hands can introduce bacteria to the scrub.
Where To Find Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Gelly
All of the ingredients mentioned above are easy to find at the grocery store. But where can you find our 99% Aloe Gelly? Turns out that’s easy to find as well.
Lily’s 99% Gelly is found at many major retailers all over the United States. To find your bottle, use our Store Locator to find the nearest retailer to you. If you want to avoid the stores, you can easily buy 99% aloe gelly online at Amazon.
Share Your Scrub with Us
Make sure to share and tag us with the scrub you made on Lily of the Desert’s Facebook or our Instagram! If you have any questions about the scrub or our 99% Aloe Gelly, shoot us a message on Facebook or Instagram. Happy exfoliating!