How to Clean Your Sugar Scrub Containers

Do you know how to clean your sugar scrub containers? Cleaning your sugar scrub storage jars can be a bit of a pain, but it's important to do in order to prevent the growth of bacteria in your homemade scrubs. In this blog post you will learn how to clean your sugar scrub jars quickly and easily so that you can continue making and using your sugar scrub without any worries!

First things first, what exactly is sugar scrub? It's an exfoliating scrub that's made with sugar combined with oil and some type of fragrance to give it an extra boost. It can be made to use on your face, lips, feet, or body. Sugar scrubs can be purchased or made at home with simple ingredients. They can be tailored to suit your own personal preferences too.

Can I Reuse My Sugar Scrub Containers?

Yes! However, make sure that the scrub container is still in good condition. If not, this would be a great time to dispose of it and start fresh with one that is new!

The best jars for sugar scrubs are ones that are made of thick glass or plastic. Use caution when in the shower with a glass jar. Plastic containers can also work well as long as they're sturdy enough to withstand being dropped in the shower without breaking or cracking open.

It is easiest to clean and fill if you have a container that has a wider opening at the top. Some people like to use an old jam jar for their sugar scrub. They like how easy it is to clean and that they are easily available for reuse. You can also purchase empty jars online.

If you choose to reuse the same container again after it has been used once, make sure you wipe it out well with soap and water every single time before putting your new mixture in it. Here are the details for cleaning sugar scrub containers.

How to Clean Your Sugar Scrub Containers

It's can be hard to get your sugar scrub containers clean. The oils and sugars tend to stick to the sides and it can be difficult to get them all out. Here are a few tips on how to best clean your sugar scrub container:

1) Don't wait for your jars to get crusty

Do it as soon as you can after use! The longer you let the oils sit on the jar, the harder they are to remove. And even if you are diligent about cleaning them immediately, there's no guarantee that there won't be some oil residue left over.

2) Thoroughly wash your scrub containers

Thoroughly wash your scrub container in hot soapy water right after each use. You can do this by hand or use a dishwasher. If using a dishwasher, run an empty cycle just for your scrub container first before running a regular load of dishes.

3) Let the soiled containers soak

Let the container soak in soapy water for at least 10 minutes before scrub it out with a scrub brush. Once it is well soaked, scrub it out with a washcloth or brush.

4) Rinse the containers well

Rinse the container twice before letting dry completely.

5) Avoid abrasive cleaners

Avoid using stronger cleaners that are abrasive, as they can damage the surface of your jar over time.

6) Dry scrub jars thoroughly before use or storage

Once the jars have dried, you can either store them for future use (in which case you want to make sure they are thoroughly clean and dry beforehand), or apply labels if you intend to use them for another batch of sugar scrub.

Is there an expiration date on homemade sugar scrubs?

Yes, it is recommended that homemade sugar scrub last for no more than three weeks when in use. Sugar scrub can be contaminated with water and germs from fingers when scooping it out. If sugar scrub is unused and kept in a cool dark area or the refrigerator it can last longer.

How do I know if my sugar scrub is old?

If your sugar scrub has an unpleasant smell, mold or is liquefied it's probably time to say goodbye. Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth but you don’t want to use it if it has gone bad.

About the Author: Jenni Mac

Hi, I’m Jenni! I am a health and beauty blogger that loves making homemade sugar scrubs. Here you will learn all about DIY sugar scrubs! I have been blogging for over three years now, my first blog is RawBeautyBlog.com - it is all about natural products, DIY skin care, inner beauty, and anything else to do with natural living, check it out.