Luxurious sugar scrubs with coconut oil
I have been using coconut oil for several years. First, because I grew up in a beautiful island where the beautiful palm trees carry this amazing fruit and also because coconut oil has great health benefits. I use it in most of the DIY personal care products I make because coconut oil has anti-aging properties and helps in tightening the skin. You can put coconut oil directly on your skin without any concerns, it also serves as natural sunscreen. I sometimes put it directly in my face when I see the signs of dryness and it works like magic as a natural moisturizer. Even in my younger years, I had used coconut oil for my hair as well. Well, what can I say, if you come from my beautiful island you eat coconut, drink the delicious coconut water and make your own beauty product with it.
Sugar scrubs are very easy to make and its a great for gently exfoliating the skin and allowing new and fresh skin to shine trough. What I like the most about these sugar scrubs is that I know exactly what goes into it. And that I can make them with 100% natural ingredients.
How to make sugar scrubs
In order to make sugar scrubs you will only need 3 ingredients.
- 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar
- 1/4 cup of organic coconut oil
- 3-4 drops of essential oils
For this batch I used lavender, peppermint and lemon. All of these have great benefits on their own. I love lavender and its calming properties, the earthy aroma. The peppermint scrub is great to use after a productive day of gardening, its refreshing and energizing aroma recharges me. Lemon has a refreshing aroma and I would use it almost every day.
I have mentioned before that I absolutely love coffee, therefore I decided to make a coffee scrub as well.
For the coffee scrub use the following ingredients.
- 1/2 cup of organic cane sugar (minus one tablespoon)
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of fresh ground coffee
Freshly ground coffee aroma is amazing and energizing around the house. Coffee also has great health benefits, it improves skin texture and circulation and temporarily reduce cellulite.
In order to properly store these sugar scrubs, these will need to be stored in an air tight container. The jars I decided to use can only hold about 4 ounces, hence the small quantities in the recipe. However, these can be easily double or quadrupled if you need to make a large batch and give away to friends and family.
In order to make these scrubs mix all the ingredients together in a glass or ceramic bowl. Once fully combined transfer the sugar scrub to the small jars. To use the sugar scrub, I recommend to use a clean spoon each time to avoid any contamination or bacteria.
Color is optional but gives a great look if using as gifts
I added one drop of yellow food coloring to the lemon and one drop of green food coloring to the peppermint. I used one drop of red and one drop of blue of food coloring to the lavender and mixed with the ingredients above. These turned out beautifully.
I added simple labels made in the silhouette with the sketch pens just to give that extra fun look.
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