Sugar & spice scrub

This sugar and spice scrub is Christmas in a jar or at least that’s how my kids describe it. Another sugar scrub twist with the sugar and spices so you smell like Christmas morning. Use as is for a body scrub or add more coconut oil and it can also be used as a massage oil. I tend to use this in the shower and then dab dry. You don’t want to be washing the oil off.

Now, I appreciate it’s May when I’m posting this recipe. My excuse is that this one one of the most best recipes in my former website and I’m slowing re-blogging them. But why do I feel this is important to be published now and not in December in time for the festive season? Well, the reason is that sugar scrubs are so good for the skin, anytime of the year.

Natural sugar is full of glycolic acid which has skin regenerating properties, it helps reduce fine lines and wrinkly, hydrate the skin and protects from toxins. When the sugar is mixed with a type of oil, it worked as both an exfoliate to remove the dead skin cells and a moisturiser. Sugar scrubs are great for dry skin but especially good for eczema. When you use a sugar scrub for your eczema, it will help to facilitate the removal of dead skin cells to prevent your skin from flaking or cracking. Most average soaps and exfoliants claim to do the same thing, but in reality they have a lot of harsh chemicals that strip the skin of its natural oils. Using a sugar scrub will leave your skin soft and smooth while still retaining its natural moisture. A sugar scrub works best for dry types of eczema. If you have flaky, crusty eczema on your hands, feet, or scalp, that needs to be exfoliated gently, then a sugar scrub would work for you! A sugar scrub also works for removing blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and scars.

So with all these health benefits, a sugar scrub should be welcome anytime of the year.

Disclaimer – Thermomix® is a cooking appliance intended to be only used for food preparation.

However, the recipes here are using food ingredients – sugar, spices, coconut oil, food colouring etc. which I do cook with so I am happy to make ‘beauty’ products using my Thermomix. I also have multiple TM bowls, so I can safely use separate bowls for making these without any cross contamination. If in any doubt, don’t make them.