Does anything smell more like early summer than strawberries? This easy strawberry sugar scrub is the perfect way to start your summer off with smooth skin!
This week my family and I went to our local farm to pick strawberries. It’s always a favorite summer tradition. From the tractor ride to the beautiful strawberry fields, there is just something special about it.
If you’ve ever picked strawberries, you know it can be quite a messy business. Especially when you bring two little boys along with you. They probably squished more strawberries than they picked!
Strawberries Make a Great Facial Scrub
Strawberries are naturally acidic, so they make a great scrub for oily skin. It has also been suggested that they help to lighten blemishes and scars although I’m not sure if there is much proof of that.
To top it off, fresh strawberries smell absolutely amazing! There is something so sweet and fresh about just picked strawberries, so why wouldn’t you want to rub them all over your skin?
This strawberry scrub recipe is made for the body, not for faces. You could certainly try it on your face, but I always find sugar to be a little too rough on delicate facial skin. It is perfect as a body scrub though!
About This Strawberry Sugar Scrub
An additional note: this scrub needs to be used immediately after making because it contains fresh fruit. It won’t keep well, even for a day. That’s why I made this a small batch recipe so that it could be used in one sitting. Trust me, you will want to use it all because it smells so good!
This strawberry sugar scrub is so simple and easy to make! You very likely have all the ingredients at home and can whip it up in just a few minutes.
In this scrub, I used one of my favorite summertime oils: red raspberry seed oil. It is a light, fruity smelling oil that conditions skin without feeling greasy. If you don’t have this oil at home you can substitute with jojoba oil or sweet almond oil or even coconut oil. The coconut oil or sweet almond oil may feel a little more greasy, so the jojoba is definitely a preferred substitute.
Since this strawberry sugar scrub smells so fresh on its own, there was no need to add any essential oils. You certainly could add a drop of lemon to the red raspberry seed oil before mixing in, but I find no need to waste expensive essential oils in this simple recipe that works perfectly well on its own.
I bet this recipe would work well with any summer berry: from blueberries to raspberries and even blackberries. I’d love to hear if you try it with something else instead of strawberries. Let me know in the comments below!
Strawberry Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Mixing Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 10 minutes
- 1 scrub
- Estimated Cost
- 1 large ripe strawberry
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon red raspberry seed oil
In a small bowl, use a fork to mash strawberry completely.
Add in sugar and stir well to combine.
Measure in red raspberry seed oil and stir well until oil is fully incorporated.
Take a small amount of strawberry sugar scrub and rub in gentle circles on freshly washed skin.
Rinse off in the shower or with a damp washcloth.
Pat skin dry so as not to remove the oil.
I like to use this strawberry sugar scrub in the shower for easy cleanup. However, the oil may make the shower floor a little slippery so take care.
Do you have a favorite berry sugar scrub? Tell us about it!
- Simon Cotton. What’s In Your Strawberries? May 2012.