I made a lavender scrub for my BFF Lindsey's bridal shower last year and they were a hit so I thought I would make it for my shower! They're so easy to make and such a cute addition to the place settings at the table or even in a to go goodie bag. I decided to do rose since blush and gold was the theme of my shower.
What is sugar scrub used for?
It's a great exfoliant.
It smells amazing and calming.
It can be made as a gift for a bridal shower, Christmas, birthday, baby shower, etc!
It was a great gift for everyone and something that can be made at home. Here are directions to make one 4 OZ jar. (I made about 40 jars but I didn't end up needing all the sugar and coconut oil I bought.
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1/3 cup sugar
Red food coloring
10-20 drops Rose essential oil (depends how strong you want it)
Microwave the coconut oil until it's the consistency of a liquid. Make sure to let it cool off until you mix all the ingredients together. You can play around with the amount of coconut oil and sugar you use to get it to the consistency you like. Some people don't like scrubs to be too 'wet'
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. The reason I microwaved the coconut oil is to make sure the food coloring attache to the scrub. You want to put the drops in on the section of the oil because the coloring will attach best there. Then you start mixing the oil and the food coloring and slowly incorporate mixing the sugar into it.
Adding the food coloring is all about eyeing it in a way, if you need more red coloring to make the shade of pink you want, add it. If you made it too dark, then add more sugar. (don't worry I played around with it for a while to get it the color I wanted)
Put in a couple drops of the rose essential oil. I played around on how strong I wanted it.
Spoon into your mason jars. :) It's that easy!
On your face – Use at the sink or in the shower. Massage in circular motions for 30 seconds. (Avoid hairline so it doesn’t get greasy.) Rinse and pat dry. The oil will absorb immediately.
On your hands – Massage into your hands and fingernails for 30 seconds. Rinse and pat dry.
On your legs and feet – Massage into your legs and feet while in the bath or sitting on the side of the bathtub. Rinse and pat dry.