Edible Skincare: Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

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!