The Secret of… Sugar Scrubs


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The Deep Steep Sugar Scrubs have been on this Garden Gal’s must-try list for a long time. Working at the Garden of Eden, it can be challenging to keep up with all of the fabulous products that we carry and it’s easy to stick with those that are tried-and-true. However, when a customer recently came in to stock up on her supply of Deep Steep Lavender-Chamomile Sugar Scrub, raving about how using it has actually made it so she doesn’t have to shave her legs as often, the Garden Gal decided it was time to do a little research.

Pour Some Sugar On Me

First things first. Why sugar? Along with the delicious fragrance, sugar scrubs are natural and safe to use, especially for people with sensitive skin. Unlike salt scrubs that may be coarse and irritating, sugar grains are finer and easily dissolve in warm water. The gentle exfoliation not only cleanses the skin, but also improves skin health by hydrating without clogging pores. This is because sugar contains alpha-hydroxy acids which give your skin a natural glow by gently removing the top layer of dead skin cells.

All of the Benefits, None of the Calories

At Garden of Eden, we carry the four decadent Deep Steep Sugar Scrub scents: Lavender-Chamomile, Grapefruit-Bergamot, Passion Fruit-Guava, and Brown Sugar-Vanilla. Whether you prefer the warmth of vanilla, relaxing lavender, or fruity and refreshing grapefruit or passion fruit, we’ve got you covered!

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Newly reformulated, these lightly fragranced sugar scrubs contain small rounded grains of organic pure brown sugar. Combined with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, using the scrub as part of your regular shaving routine will not not only improve your shave, but the overall condition of your skin. Unlike some sugar scrubs, these are packaged in a tube for no-mess, easy dispensing.

Clean Close Shave

To get the most out of your sugar scrub, use it at the end of your bath or shower, just before shaving. Apply a handful of scrub and massage onto each leg in an upward, circular motion, gently rubbing at the knee and ankle. Rinse off the scrub with water and all the dead skin and impurities will be removed, leaving your skin healthy and hydrated. The magic is that the scrub will actually raise the leg hairs, allowing for a better, closer and smoother shave.

Now that your legs are prime shaving material, slather on some of your favorite shaving cream (we recommend Alba or Kiss My Face) and shave away!

Pedal Off Into the Sunset

Now that you know the secret of using a sugar scrub before you shave, you will be amazed at the difference a little prep time can make. As we know all too well in Minnesota, summer is a fleeting thing. So, get out there and show off those silky smooth legs while you can. Don’t forget to visit us in the store or online. Your legs will thank you!