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Last Updated on February 20, 2021 by Diane Hoffmaster
Looking for a unique sugar scrub recipe for spring and summer? I am a huge fan of combining fruit with herbs. Something about the earthiness of the herbs mingled with the sweetness of the fruit just really provides a wonderful aroma. Lemon and Rosemary... Cilantro and Lime...and this Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe! All of these are wonderful sugar scrubs that really just scream 'summer'. I am thinking I need to turn this blackberry sage combination into a drink somehow. That would be a refreshing beverage to sip on the patio in the warm spring sun, right? Guess I will have to stick to my raspberry vodka mojito until I buy more blackberries!
Benefits of Blackberries For Skin, Hair And Health
So, why use blackberries in your homemade sugar scrub? Did you know that they are incredibly good for you, and not just for eating? Blackberries contain high levels of antioxidants, which help people to fight against the adverse impact of free radicals in the body. Here are some more great blackberry health benefits you might not know:
- Blackberries are comprised of more than 85% water with an abundant dose of fiber. A high water content helps them keep you hydrated when you eat them.
- Vitamins A, C and K in blackberries are excellent for skin rejuvenation
- Blackberries are great for cleansing and detoxification of oily skin
- The pulp made from blackberry fruit has anti inflammatory properties. It has been used to heal everything from hemorrhoids to conjunctivitis
Homemade Sugar Scrubs for a Preshaving Treatment
The best preshaving treatment for smooth, healthy skin is an exfoliating treatment. It gets rid of all the dead skin cells that could clog up your razor, preventing a close shave. What should you exfoliate with before shaving? A homemade sugar scrub of course! If you don't have sugar on hand, try my homemade oatmeal scrub, especially in the winter!
More Sugar Scrub Recipes
- Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest
- Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for Fall Stress Relief
- Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub Recipe
I am thrilled that my sage plant seems to have survived the winter in my garden. I already have a nice, bushy little plant whose leaves are just begging to be picked. Combined with the blackberries that I found on sale at Sprouts this weekend, I created a heavenly homemade sugar scrub recipe. If you love the smell of sage, basil, and mint, check out my post about creative ways to use fresh herbs. With spring weather already here in Georgia, shorts weather is not far behind. And before I can throw on a pair of shorts, my legs need some serious attention.
This sugar scrub recipe is perfect as a pre shaving leg preparation or just a lovely moisturizing and exfoliating treatment without the shaving at all. Just wet your legs in the shower, apply the sugar scrub liberally and rub gently to remove dead skin. Then rinse with warm water and pat dry. The coconut oil will help moisturize your dry skin and you wont even need any lotion when you get out of the shower.
Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3012Total Fat: 71gSaturated Fat: 59gSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 610gSugar: 607gProtein: 1g
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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.