Edible Skincare: Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

By: Abigail Hueber

When is the last time you cleaned out your pantry? 

It can be hard to throw away food, even if the food falls under the “junk food” category. Refined sugar contains no nutrients and is a source of empty calories. We don’t want to eat it, but tossing it out still feels wasteful.

What is there to do? Make it into a Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub! 

Put those old stashes of refined sugar to good use by transforming a nutritionally empty pantry staple into a luxurious spa-like treat. Sugar is the perfect base for a gentle exfoliant in this sweet smelling body scrub. The crystal structure of sugar gently buffers the surface of skin to reveal a smooth and fresh layer below while softly dissolving away with the rinse of warm water. Combined with sweet almond oil, a rich source of moisture and vitamin E for healthy skin, this body scrub results in soft, supple and radiant skin. 

Your pantry won’t miss these cabinet culprits. They won’t nourish your body, but they will pamper your skin! 

See more of our Edible Skincare recipes.

1 cup (220 g) brown sugar*
1 cup (200 g) white sugar*
1/2 cup (125 ml) sweet almond oil
1 tsp. cinnamon

*Any variety of crystallized sugar will work just fine! Use what you have. 

1. In a medium bowl, mix sugar, oil and cinnamon until combined.

2. Towards the end of your shower, gently message sugar scrub over hands and body. Rinse with warm water. Oil will remain on skin but will absorb quickly once dry.

3. Store in air tight container or mason jar and enjoy your at-home spa treatment! 

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Abigail Hueber

Abigail is passionate about helping individuals attain optimal health and well-being through whole-food plant-based diets. She is a Registered Dietitian, having completed her graduate studies at Simmons College and received her BA in Health and Exercise Sciences from Gettysburg College. Abby is the dietitian and wellness director for Newton Country Day School, an all-girls school in Newton, MA where she works to empower girls to develop a healthy relationship with food and their own body. Abby also works with private clients in Boston, MA. Abby is a certified yoga teacher and incorporates the practice of yoga into her school-based wellness curriculum as well as her work with individual clients. When Abby isn’t working with clients or students, she can be found practicing yoga, cooking creative healthy recipes, skiing and spending time with friends and family. Abigail is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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