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Sugar scrubs nourish the skin while exfoliating it, removing unwanted dead skin. Rather than dropping big bucks on extravagant products, go ahead and make your own as it's pretty simple -- you can even use regular white sugar. To store and ensure optimum shelf life, keep your scrub in any airtight, waterproof container.

Waterproof and Airtight

Scrubs are best used in the shower so use a snap-lid plastic container or glass mason jar to prevent water damage. Otherwise, your hard work will be washed down the drain in a matter of seconds - literally - as sugar easily dissolves in water. Humidity can also cause the sugar in the scrub to clump and then harden. Because mason jars with twist-top lids may rust over time, choose one with stainless-steel fasteners and a flip-style lid.

Gifting

If you're gifting some of your sugar scrub, you can dress up a twist-top or flip-lid mason jar. Decorate the top with a piece of fabric or colorful paper and tie a piece of ribbon or garden twine around the jar for added color.

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Bethany Williams

Bethany Williams has been a beauty and style writer since 2006. She has written for "ELLE Canada," "Canadian Living" and "Flare Magazine." She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and history from the University of King's College.