I have been on the hunt for quite some time for a body scrub/soap. Sometimes the scrub was just soap beads or it was ridiculously expensive, but most of the time it involved a lot of scented soaps that irritate the crud out of my skin. Of course, when in a pinch, I turn to trusty ‘ol Pinterest. Here’s how you can make your own Psoriasis Sugar Scrub!
- A healthy helping of sugar (put the Splenda away)
- Your favorite essential oil (I like to go with lavender because of it’s soothing and calming nature on my skin)
- A squirt of a all-natural liquid soap (I like to use Mrs. Meyers lemon verbena dish soap. It smells delightful and is 97% of it is created from naturally-derived ingredients.)
- A jar to keep your scrub in, perhaps a tasteful mason jar
How to Make Your Scrub
- Fill your jar up 3/4 of the way with your pure cane sugar.
- Squirt in some of your all-natural liquid soap (not too much because then that smell may overwhelm your essential oils).
- Speaking of which, drop 2-4 drops of your essential oil in the jar.
- Grab yourself a spoon and fold these ingredients into each other. Don’t stir or whisk in any fashion. What are you, a monster?! But yeah, don’t do that because then that scrub will become too soft for you to use. This is a scrub, not a soup.
- Put a lid on that puppy! (There is no puppy involved in this recipe. Please put the lid on the jar.)
Okay, I made my scrub but now what do I do with it, Clair?
Get down off that chair and I will tell you! Don’t go using it every day, especially if your psoriasis is already scratched raw or bleeding. I recommend only using this scrub on your thickest areas of psoriasis. For me, that’s my elbows and knees, my only areas with plaque psoriasis. I leave mine in the shower to use in between washing my hair and washing my body. Please make sure you only use this with warm water, never on dry skin. Bad plan. Very bad.
Just dip your fingers into your jar and rub the scrub gently into your area of choice. After you feel sufficiently scrubbed (please take it easy), just rinse!
What are your favorite combinations of scents? Do you prefer salt scrubs? Long walks on the beach? Sunrise or sunset? Is your sign compatible with a Sagittarius? Am I getting off topic? Did my mother drop me on my head as a child?
The world may never know.
P.S. No really, try it and let me know how it goes! Or if you do something similar and how you do it! Share about it in the comments so your other psoriasisters can read, too.