This is my favorite homemade body scrub ever!
I’ve been using it for a few years now and figured it was time to share. It’s so easy to make your own sugar scrub with ozonated oil from scratch and will leave your skin glowing, soft, and supple!
WHAT IS SUGAR BODY SCRUB WITH OZONATED OIL USED FOR?
Sugar body scrubs with ozonated oil are great for exfoliating your skin, as they aid in keeping it healthy by removing dead skin cells, lifting away dirt and excess oil, as well as stimulating circulation.
Glycolic acid occurs naturally in sugar, and is helpful for cleansing the skin and dissolving dead skin cells. It’s also a humectant and will not strip your skin of its precious natural oils.
Ozonated oil has very useful biological benefits for your entire family's skincare regime as well as for naturally treating some of the most common conditions, such as redness, skin irritation, dermatitis, bedsores, herpes, poor circulation, scars, breakouts, rashes, ulcers, rubbing dryness…
- It protects the skin against external aggressors.
- It is deeply moisturizing and nourishing.
- It purifies, regenerates and repairs the skin. It helps the healing process.
- It improves blood circulation and associated problems (ulcers, severe dry skin…).
- It controls and prevents the proliferation of germs present in some skin conditions (acne, seborrhea, skin lesions…).
- It improves cellular metabolism and strengthens the natural anti-inflammatory system.
- It treats problematic or damaged skin (redness, bedsores, scars...).
- It helps to avoid the use of medical treatments such as corticosteroid creams.
TYPES OF SUGAR TO USE FOR SUGAR BODY SCRUBS WITH OZONATED OIL
There are three main types of sugar you can choose from when making homemade sugar scrubs. Personally, I tend to stick with pure cane sugar, with brown sugar coming in second. Pure cane sugar is just right for my skin type, but I encourage you to try the different types to see what works best for your skin type.
- Brown sugar is the least abrasive making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin, and a good choice when making a face scrub. Since it is the gentlest, it can be used up to 4 times a week.
- Pure cane sugar (unrefined white) is good for all skin types and contains some essential nutrients to feed the skin. Can be used 2 – 3 times per week.
- Turbinado sugar (raw) is naturally the coarsest due to its large granules and makes for a great body scrub. It is the least processed of the three and holds the most essential minerals. Body scrubs made with raw sugar can be used up to 2 times a week.
TYPES OF OZONATED OILS TO USE FOR SUGAR SCRUBS
When I first started making my own exfoliating body scrubs, I used ozonated olive oil but have since changed to jojoba and sweet almond ozonated oil. I recommend trying different ozonated oils, or mix and match, to see what works best for you.
Coconut ozonated oil is moisturizing, conditioning and won’t clog your pores. It also has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Hemp seed ozonated oil is conditioning and regenerative. It is especially good for moisturizing dry, damaged skin and works well for eczema and psoriasis. It reduces skin aging and is anti-inflammatory. Hemp seed ozonated oil penetrates the skin quickly, some describe it as a dry oil.
Grapeseed ozonated oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It’s odor less, non-greasy, and penetrates quickly. This is a good moisturizing conditioner and nourishes all skin types.
Ozonate olive oil penetrates deeply into skin, making it good for overly dry skin. One reason ozonated olive oil is so powerful is because it’s a “humectant” which means it draws moisture into your skin. It also is good for soothing dry, itchy skin.
Sweet almond ozonated oil is rich in vitamins E and K, which helps skin regenerate and maintain elasticity. It is also a natural UV blocker and promotes better circulation. It absorbs quickly without leaving an oily residue and is a good choice for all skin types.
DO I NEED TO ADD A PRESERVATIVE?
No, since this body scrub is doesn’t contain any water you don’t need to add any kind of preservatives.
HOW TO MAKE SUGAR SCRUB WITH OZONATED OIL
- Place 1 cup of sugar in a small/medium size container and add the oznated oil 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing in between. You will use anywhere from 3 – 5 tablespoons, depending on the oil and sugar.
- The consistency should be sandy, not soupy. If the mix is too soupy the sugars will dissolve in a day or two and not slough the skin as well, but you will still get added moisture from the oil. If it’s too soupy, add more sugar.
For this sugar body scrub recipe, I used organic brown cane sugar, sweet almond ozonated oil and a little lemon juice. I like the added lemon, it’s an uplifting aroma and is good for the skin.
HOW TO USE SUGAR SCRUB WITH OZONATED OIL
Shower: At the end of showering, lightly pat your skin with a towel, leaving a little moisture and apply the sugar scrub in a circular motion to your entire body. When using a sugar scrub on your face, gently apply the sugar scrub in a circular motion.
Bath: I find to get the best results it helps to have a nice soak in the tub first, at least 20 minutes. This will help soften the outer layers of skin and make it easier to exfoliate. You’ll be left with beautiful, glowing, soft and supple skin!
HOW TO STORE
- I keep my jar right in the shower caddy so it’s always handy.
- This sugar scrub with ozonated oil is best used within 1 month.