Hi Friends! A couple of weeks ago, I whipped up a batch of homemade citrus salt scrub to help get our skin ready for summer, and believe me, that stuff works! But while the salt scrub is awesome for heels and elbows, I wanted to try something softer for everything else. So over the weekend, the girls and I did some experimenting, and we came up with a gentle, refreshing lavender peppermint sugar scrub.
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When I first made the salt scrub, I heard from a lot of people who recommended sugar scrubs, and to be honest, I had never tried sugar scrub before. Weird, huh! I was always afraid those would be too sticky or gooey, but of course, I was so wrong. Now I know why so many people recommended sugar scrubs, and I'm so glad I gave this a try.
I've also been experimenting more with essential oils, and I am definitely finding some favorites -- like peppermint. I love the way it smells, and it's so refreshing too. And lavender -- clean, pure, and not at all heavy like the some of the scented products you'll find in the stores. I'm usually sensitive to heavy perfumes and scents, so Iavender oil was a nice surprise!
Making the sugar scrub was easy, and the only thing I had to buy was coconut oil, which I thought would work better than olive oil with the scents I wanted to use.
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup organic coconut oil
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
This was easier than making salt scrub, since the sugar granules were already the right size. I just mixed all of the ingredients together and spooned the concoction into a small half-pint jar. I used solid coconut oil and melted it slightly so that it was easier to mix.
I also added a thin purple ribbon around the mouth of the jar for decoration, and voila -- this project was done!
The girls and I absolutely love our homemade sugar scrub, and it works like a charm to soften the skin without being too abrasive. Plus, it smells divine. There's the fresh scent of lavender with just a hint of peppermint, for a slight pick-me-up. And best of all, there are no artificial ingredients.
You could add more oils for a stronger fragrance, but since I don't like heavy scents, this was just the right amount for me. Of course, if you have a fragrance that you prefer, you could use that instead of the oils. For Christmas, we made these scrubs:
The girls and I had so much fun making the lavender peppermint sugar scrub that we had to try another combo too, and I'll show you that one another day. We have a lot of events coming up, from Mother's Day to birthdays and graduations, and homemade sugar and salt scrubs always make great gifts. So, that's a great excuse for us to go make some more!
Thanks so much for stopping by -- Have a super day!
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