Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Pre-Shave Leg Scrub

Another Tuesday mean another do it yourself project. This week I'm going to show you my secret to setting the smoothest shave ever, my pre-shave scrub. There are lots of variations of this floating around Pinterest, this just happens to be my particular ratio of items.

To make this you'll need:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil. I use olive oil because it's cheap since I'll be using so much oil, but you can use whatever oil you want
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice. I just get the kind you buy in the giant bottle, otherwise I'd be squeezing lemons all day just to make one batch of this.
  • A bowl and fork to mix it, measuring cups, and a container with a lid to store it in.
First measure out your two cups of sugar, then place it in the mixing bowl.

Now add your cup of oil and mix, making you you get the oil evenly distributed throughout the sugar.

Watch out for secret pockets of sugar, you don't want a big glob come shower time.

Now add your 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. This acts as a bit of a preservative and to help your skin when you use the finished product. 

Mix everything together and voila! All done.

Now this is a much more liquid scrub that I've shown you before, and I'll explain why. You are doing to use this to scrub off the dead skin and what not from whatever area you are going to be shaving (not suitable for pubic hair. Sugar is bad down below, instant yeast infection if you're not careful). Once you rinse off the scrubby part you've be left with oiled skin, helping you razor to glide smoothly across your skin and giving you an extra close shave. The razor will strip off the excess oil, leaving just the right amount for your skin to absorb. This can make your razor gunky so make sure to rise frequently with hot water to keep it clean.


  1. wow this looks awesome!! My skin gets super dry in the winter so this is going to be perfect to try out!

    1. Mine do too, whcih is why I came up with this. I do it about twice a week during the fall and three times during winter when it gets well below freezing.

  2. Ohhhh what a GREAT idea! I love make at home beauty products and remedies! I will be trying this one soon. Thank you for this great idea and for sharing it!