Hey there friends! Do you have all of your holiday shopping finished? I did the majority of mine online. I honestly think the only items I purchased in a store are stocking stuffers! Online shopping is absolutely amazing, isn’t it!?!?!
Winter is officially here and baby, it’s cold outside! My skin is always so much drier this time of year, especially my hands and feet. Sugar scrubs are great for sloughing off dead skin cells and helping your skin stay moisturized. Making your own sugar scrub is incredibly easy, using just a few ingredients. They are 100% natural and easily customizable!
This sugar scrub makes a great gift for teachers, neighbors, friends, family, oh….and yourself! I mean who doesn’t love a little pampering? Keep it in your shower or by your sink and use it 3-4 times a week.
In a bowl, mix the coconut oil, vanilla extract and essential oil. At room temperature, you should be able to mix the ingredients easily. If the coconut oil is too firm, you can microwave it for just a few seconds to soften it. (see note below) Add the sugar and mix thoroughly.
To use the scrub, scoop a small amount into your hand and rub against skin in a gentle, circular motion. Rinse with water and pat dry. The sugar will remove dead skin cells, then will be washed away, leaving the oil to hydrate the skin.
**Note: Don’t microwave it too much; you don’t want to liquify it. If it gets too runny, don’t worry, just wait a bit to let it harden again. Adding your sugar when the oil is liquid will result in an uneven scrub with all of the sugar at the bottom of the jar and all of the oil at the top.
What’s your favorite gift to give friends and neighbors?
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