I’ve already shared a few of my favourite homemade sugar peach scrub, homemade elderberry bath bomb, and homemade soap almond recipe with you, and today I’m sharing my recipe for Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub.
I have most of the ingredients for my sugar scrubs on hand, but the others I tend to order from Amazon because it’s convenient. I have a list of combinations I want to try and then order ingredients I can use in multiple recipes for natural cosmetics.
I hope you enjoy making this Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub, as winter draws to an end, my skin needs the exfoliating sugar scrubs provide!
Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Materials
● Cherry essential oil
● Almond essential oil/extract
● Granulated sugar
● Jojoba oil
These are a few items I find helpful when preparing this Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub:
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Here is how to make your homemade almond sugar scrub
Mix together 1 cup of granulated sugar with ½ cup of jojoba oil in a bowl. If the mixture is too runny, add in a tad more sugar just a little at a time. You want to end up with a wet sand mixture.
Add a little almond extract to your mixture in the bowl. If you plan to use a good bit of cherry essential oil, put in a little extra almond extract so that it is not overpowered by the cherry scent.
I’ve used the almond essence as my main fragrance and then used cherry essence as a complimenting scent, but you can easily do this the other way round (i.e. make your cherry scent the more powerful fragrance).
The amount of scent really depends on how fragrant you’d like your sugar scrub to be and also how strong your essences are. There is no right or wrong with this simple recipe!
Pour in a few drops of cherry essential oil.
Mix well, and place in a container for gifting or use straightaway. Keep your sugar scrub somewhere dry and cool and use within few weeks or so.
There is really no expiry date on products like homemade sugar scrubs, but the oil will start to change colour and flavour after several weeks and it might not be as nicely fragrant as when you made it.
my other homemade sugar scrubs recipes
- Strawberry & Brown Sugar Scrub >>
- Peach Sugar Scrub >>
- Lemon & Blueberry Sugar Scrub >>
- Oatmeal & Brown Sugar Scrub >>
More tips on making sugar scrubs
What kind of sugar do you use for sugar scrubs?
You might thing that it doesn’t matter but the choice of sugar can significantly change the texture and properties of your sugar scrub.
White granulated sugar is the cheapest type of sugar you can buy and is the most versatile. You can use it with any fragrance, flavour and colour and it’s not going to overpower it.
Brown sugar is a little more expensive, but it’s much gentler on your skins, which means you can use it for face scrubs or use your scrubs more often.
What is the best oil to use for sugar scrubs?
There are so many different types you can use and most of the time it’s a balance between your personal preference, what you have in the cupboard at the time or your budget.
I’ve used jojoba oil for this sugar scrub, but you can also use olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil grapeseed oil or walnut oil. I wouldn’t use anything too flavoured like infused oils, which are great for cooking, but not for making natural cosmetics.
There is no special coconut oil you’d use for sugar scrubs making, it’s the same type you use for cooking. You can easily make your own coconut oil at home following my step by step guide or buy some from a local health shop.
Sweet almond oil is also lovely to use as it has a very light fragrance and compliments rich flavours or essences such as vanilla, coffee or chocolate. You could use almond sweet oil instead of jojoba oil in this recipe instead of the almond essence.
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Cherry & Almond Sugar Scrub
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- 1 large jar or 2 smaller ones
Materials & Ingredients
- 2-5 drops Cherry essential oil
- 1-2 drops Almond extract
- 1 cup Granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup Jojoba oil
- Mix together 1 cup of granulated sugar with ½ cup of jojoba oil in a bowl. If the mixture is too runny, add in more sugar.
- Add a few drops of cherry and almond extract.
- Mix well, and scoop in to a glas jar.