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Last Updated on February 20, 2021 by Diane Hoffmaster
The calendar may technically still say spring, but summer is definitely here in Georgia. The temperatures are already up to 90 degrees and the neighborhood pool is open for swimming. Of course, shorts and bathing suits every day mean LOTS of shaving. This cherry almond sugar scrub recipe is the perfect solution to your shaving and exfoliating needs this summer!
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I honestly love making homemade sugar scrubs. They are quick and simple to create and cost significantly less money than buying them from a pricey skincare company. I love that I get to control the ingredients as well. This almond sugar scrub recipe is actually 100% edible, however, I don't recommend you actually eat it! I chose to use cherry candy flavoring for a really bold cherry scent.
I usually use essential oils but the cherry flavor really gave it an amazing aroma. I also used turbinado sugar which is not a bleached white color. That is why the almond portion of this homemade sugar scrub is a little darker than it would be with regular sugar. Either will work, just choose whichever you prefer. I also used an all natural red food coloring. It is totally natural and does not stain the skin at all but it is an optional ingredient. Your scrub will work just fine without it, it just won't look as pretty!
To make this homemade sugar scrub, I chose to separate the two scents and layer them in a mason jar after mixing. I like the look and was in a creative mood. If you just want to toss it all together in one big mixing bowl, that will work, too. Once you are done making your sugar scrub, put it into a container and use it within about 2 weeks or so. The sugar is a great exfoliant and the coconut oil is wonderful for hydrating your skin. In fact, there are so many coconut oil uses that I make sure to never run out of this stuff! This makes a great pre-shaving preparation or a simple way to smooth your already hair free legs.
Easy Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 4 cups turbinado sugar (fine, divided)
- 1 ½ cups coconut oil (divided)
- 2 tsp cherry candy flavoring
- red food coloring if desired
- 2 TBSP almond extract
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- Combine 2 cups of sugar with ¾ cups coconut oil (add or subtract some oil, depending on your preferences for consistency) Mix in the cherry flavoring and red food coloring to desired color if you choose to use it.
- In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the sugar with the remaining oil, almond extract and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.
- Layer the two parts of the sugar scrub in a mason jar
- To use, scrub gently over wet skin in the shower and rinse off with warm water.
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.