DIY: Homemade Coconut and Brown Sugar Scrub
I love Sugar Scrub. What is Sugar Scrub you say? Well its this nice combination of natural ingredients that you message into your skin while you are showering or washing and it exfoliates your skin and leaves it soft and smelling great. You want to make you own? GREAT! I just made this awesome recipe for Sugar Scrub and can’t wait to share it with you!
I like trying new things and even making things to save our family money – and I was thrilled when I was able to make my own Sugar Body Scrub. I decided that I liked how it turned out so much that I wanted to share it with some of my friends – so I used baby food jars and decorated them all cute and filled each one with the Sugar Scrub to give out.
I only used three ingredients – but you can add a couple of others if you want. I used Dark Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil, and Honey. I was a little nervous at how the coconut oil would work – but I love the smell of coconut, so I decided to try it out. I am so happy with the results.
2 cups of Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup of Coconut Oil*
1 TSP. of Honey
*If you use Canola oil, be sure to add something to scent it (message oil, pure vanilla extract, etc).
Add the brown sugar to a jar or container that you can put a lid on. Then pour the oil and honey on top. Seal lid tightly and shake until contents are mixed together. I had to add a little extra brown sugar – I originally tried 1 1/2 cups of Brown sugar – and you can add a little more if you feel like it needs it.
The ingredients are what you would have in your pantry can be thrown together – if you don’t have Coconut oil, use canola oil and add a little bit of scented massage oil or pure vanilla extract, etc, for the smell. You can also add liquid Vitamin E (puncture a capsule) and that will add awesome healing benefits too.
The recipe is very simple and it not only works great but smells good too!
You can see that its not gloppy, but more crystallized. I tried it and loved it so I had my husband try it because his hands are so dry and rough. He was very skeptical at first, be cause when you first use it it makes your hands “oily” feeling because of the oil. But once you wash them off with warm water and dry them, they feel fantastic.
I wanted to have cute jars to put them in, so I took baby food jars and wrapped them with scrapbook paper – tied a ribbon around the neck and then tied a flower to it. I added a tag on on of the ribbons so people would know what it was. You can also just add it to the jar itself. I painted the lids with acrylic paint (the craft paint in the bottles for like $0.50 at most stores) and I used a foam brush and kind of patted the paint on the give it a little bit of texture. They turned out so cute!
(Please note that this is not a cleanser, it is just an exfoliate for external areas like your feet, knees, elbows, hands and other skin that is rough or needs to be exfoliated.)
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