Moms don’t have a ton of time for beauty when you have little ones. Sometimes the only private time we can snag is a few minutes in the bathroom, and let’s be honest, there’s usually someone there to “keep us company.” But just because your time alone may be few, you can still use it to pamper yourself. Take a few minutes and check out our recipe on making your own sugar scrub and you’ll be relaxing before you know it!
The amazing thing about making your own sugar scrub is it’s easy, affordable and you probably have half the ingredients already in your pantry. You can make as little or much as you like and it’s a great personalized gift.
Sugar Scrub Recipe
* 1/2 cup of coconut oil (You can use other oils, but I don’t recommend olive oil- you’ll end up with sticky hands)
* 1 cup sugar
**These amounts make enough to fill 1 8oz. mason jar with a smidge leftover to use right away! This mixture also makes a drier sugar scrub. If you like more oil, then increase the oil by 1/4 cup until you have the consistency you like.
Combine the oil and sugar in a bowl until well mixed. You can mix the coconut oil at room temperature, but it’s going to be like cutting in butter. I recommend microwaving for a few seconds to get it less solid and it will mix much easier.
Once your sugar and oil are well combined, it’s time to add your essential oil! The world is your oyster in terms of what fragrance you choose. I personally used Sweet Orange because I wanted a more “pick me up” fragrance. Keep in mind that if you use coconut oil, that will be part of your fragrance too. Some popular mixtures include lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus. Start by adding 10 drops and mix together. You can continue to add oil until the scrub is as strong as you like. I lost count after 10 and just added until I liked the scent. It’s up to you!
Once you’ve mixed everything together, spoon your mixture into an airtight container. I used a small jelly jar and it looks lovely! Use within 2 months for ultimate freshness.