What girl doesn’t like a little bit of pampering now and then? I love giving myself a pedicure, but I hate the prices for the stuff! My sister made some sugar scrub for gifts for Christmas and I decided that I wanted to give that a try. The recipe is super easy and requires just 2 or 3 ingredients. And it’s a great use for all that white sugar that I don’t want to eat but don’t want to throw away! (Find out more about all that white sugar here.) I whipped up a batch in about 5 minutes.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive or coconut oil
15-20 drops essential oil (optional)
I used expeller pressed coconut oil because it doesn’t have any scent. If you want it to smell like coconut use the extra virgin coconut oil. I chose to use a mixture of lavender and tea tree essential oils. They are both said to have antibacterial properties and that’s never bad. And they smell good too! You put them all in a bowl and mix well. I used a fork to cut the oil into the sugar.
Then all you have to do is pack it into jars or other containers. I used these cute little 1/2 pint canning jars that I found.
Then I added a pretty ribbon and a label and, voila! 5 minute sugar scrub.
To use this scrub just dip out a teaspoon or so with your fingers and scrub, rinse, and then dry. This would be a perfect gift for pretty much any occasion, Christmas, birthdays, new moms. It’s easy to customize-just pick out your favorite smell, and super easy to package. The best part is, it’s less expensive that what you would find at the store and it doesn’t have all those chemicals and dyes! Give some a try and then come back and let me know what you think. Now if you will excuse me, I think I’ll go scrub my feet. 🙂