How to Store Homemade Sugar Body Scrub

By Bethany Williams

Sugar scrubs are made from sugar and are typically mixed with natural and essential oils for moisture and scent. Sugar scrubs nourish your skin while exfoliating it, removing unwanted dead skin. Making your own is quite simple -- you can even use regular white table sugar. To store, keep it in an airtight, waterproof container, such as plastic tupperware or a mason jar with a flip lid.

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Store your scrub in a resealable waterproof container to prevent it from clumping or dissolving.

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Keep It Waterproof and Airtight

Because the scrub will be used in the shower and stored in the bathroom, a waterproof container is key. Otherwise, your hard work will be washed down the drain in a matter of seconds as sugar easily dissolves in water. Humidity also can cause the sugar in the scrub to clump and then harden, rendering it unusable. For home use, a snap-lid plastic container or a glass mason jar work well. Because mason jars with twist-top lids may rust over time, choose one with stainless-steel fasteners and a flip-style lid.

When It's for a Gift

If you want to give some of your sugar scrub away as a gift, you need a dressier storage container. Use a twist-top or flip-lid mason jar as the clear glass shows off your scrub. The twisting top is acceptable because the giftee can transfer the scrub to a different container if desired; give her an empty one as a supplement to your gift. Decorate the top of the jar with a piece of fabric or colorful paper, and tie a piece of ribbon or garden twine around the jar for added color.