This diy cucumber mint sugar scrub is ideal for rejuvenating dry, flaky skin. Have you ever thought why people place slices of cucumbers on their puffy eyes? There is a reason for that. Not only cucumbers are rich source of antioxidants, but in fact they are also very soothing to the skin. So, obviously if they are good for your eyes, they must be good for the rest of your skin too.
I have tried some of the best homemade sugar scrubs, and now I use them regularly. I keep a jar of sugar scrub in my shower and use it for 2-3 days in a week. My skin now feel so refreshed and glowing since I have started using a sugar scrub.
Basic DIY Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub
Here is a quick, refreshing cucumber and mint sugar scrub recipe!
Note: As this scrub contains cucumber, so to make it last longer you would need to store in in refrigerator. Though, this way it would thicken up quite a bit, but it still will work just fine. If you like, you can take it out a few minutes before you are going to use it so it will soften up a bit.
You will need:
(i) Cucumber: 1, large size
(ii) Mint leaves: 2 tablespoons, fresh
(iii) Sugar: 2 ½ cups, granulated
(iv) Olive oil: 4 tablespoons, extra virgin
(i) Puree the cucumber and mint together in a blender.
(ii) Take a medium size glass bowl and put all the ingredients in it, namely, pureed cucumber, mint and olive oil.
(iii) Stir the mixture until it’s mixed uniformly. Depending upon your choice you may add more or less sugar to have the mixture of desired consistency (thickness).
(iv) Divide the scrub between your preferred airtight storage containers. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
DIY Cucumber Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Now I am going to share with you my new favorite cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe. I love the stimulating scent of peppermint. Moreover, the peppermint goes perfectly well with the green color of the cucumbers. On top of all these it smells so much clean and fresh that last month I decided to add some peppermint essential oil to this sugar scrub.
Voilla! Try this scrub and you will see how marvelous this stuff smells. And then you’ll love how soft it makes your skin feel!
A little caution: As with other sugar scrubs, the oil can make the shower floor a little bit slippery, so be careful.
You will need:
(i) Cucumber: ¼, unpeeled
(ii) Sugar: ¾ cup, white
(iii) Coconut oil: 2 tablespoon, organic
(iv) Peppermint essential oil: 8-10 drops
(i) Puree cucumber until all the skin turns into tiny flecks. Mix in the sugar and coconut oil and blend until oil is absorbed. Mix in the peppermint oil thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.
(ii) To maintain freshness of the cucumber, it is best to store this sugar scrub in the refrigerator. You can simply scoop out what you need a few minutes before you’re going to use it.
Read here: DIY Sugar Body Scrubs
Tip: If any cucumber is left over, you can place a few slices on your eyes or use it in a salad.
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I hope you will find it a refreshing way to start the day