Until recently, my scrub of choice has always been Soap & Glory’s Sugar Crush. It’s absolutely divine but I fly through the 300ml tub which makes the £8 price tag a bit too steep.
The scrub sounds pretty simple at first glance: “smashed brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil & macadamia grains”, but when you read the label properly you’re met with all this:
Glycerin, Maris Sal (Sea Salt), Sucrose, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Shell Powder, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Dioctyl Adipate, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Talc, Propylene Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, BHA, Propyl Gallate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Citric Acid, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides)
It seems there’s a bit more to it, but all a yummy fresh scrub really needs is 3 ingredients; a fragrance, an abrasive and an oil.
Experiment with different combinations, try essential oils instead of juice. Choose muscavado if you prefer a softer scrub or make it coarser with raw cane sugar.
Here’s a few suggestions to get you started:
Italian Espa – lemon, salt, olive oil.
Carribean Retreat – lime, raw cane sugar, almond oil.
Mediterranean Getaway – vanilla & orange oil, demerera sugar, jojoba oil.
Tip: Store your scrubs in the fridge and they will last 3 weeks or more