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Stress Relieving Sugar Scrub

This sugar scrub is completely spa-worthy! It helps exfoliate and moisturize your skin while melting away the stress of the day. The aroma of lavender and mint are both known to be great stress relievers on their own, but when combined together they create the ultimate way to unwind.

The ingredients were carefully selected to help improve the overall health of your skin, while at the same time being simple enough to throw together in a pinch.

Ingredients in Style and Spice's stress-relieving sugar scrub

1 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup lavender buds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon glycerin
6-10 drops peppermint essential oil
2-4 drops tea tree oil (optional)

In a bowl or container, crush the lavender buds and sugar together to release the fragrance.
Melt the coconut oil. (I popped it in the microwave for 5 seconds, you don’t want to heat it, just liquefy it)
Combine all the oils and stir to combine.
Relax.

Makes about 1 & 1/8 cup of sugar scrub.

Crushing lavender for a sugar scrub.

Peppermint Oil: Relieves muscle tension, improves mental focus, and has antimicrobial properties
Lavender: Reduces anxiety, anti-inflammatory properties, and has been proven to reduce stress
Grapeseed Oil: Packed with antioxidants, mild astringent qualities, and is great for sensitive skin
Coconut Oil: Hydrates, is rich in nutrients, and is an anti-microbial/bacterial/fungal
Glycerin: Improves the appearance of skin, has toning properties, and helps maintain the skins water-balance
Tea Tree Oil: helps relieve pain, has natural antiseptic properties, and promotes blood flow

Style and Spice - Sugar Scrub

The peppermint is the prominent initial scent of this scrub. I found the lavender aroma comes into play once you begin to rinse the scrub off. I actually really liked how the fragrance ended up “changing” because it kept the strong scents from competing with each other.

This cooling scrub leaves you relaxed and makes your skin extremely soft and smooth…perfect after a long day. Try it out and let us know what you think! Like with most sugar scrubs, be careful using this in the shower because the oils can leave the floor a little slippery.

See how to make this amazing sugar scrub at Style and Spice!

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3 Comments

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    Danielle @ So Munch Love
    September 7, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I bet this smells heavenly! I am such a huge fan of lavender and mint, so I’m pretty sure I could bathe in this. Ahhhh… I’ve got some lavender buds sitting around from a plant we’re growing in the back yard and some peppermint essential oil. I’ve got to make this! Thanks for sharing!

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      Sarah
      September 7, 2015 at 11:18 am

      How nice it would be to have fresh lavender growing at home!! Thanks so much for dropping by 🙂

  • Reply
    Claire
    September 7, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Cool

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