Sunday, January 1, 2012

first post of the year!

HAPPY 2012!
let's kick off the new year with my very first DIY post, yes?
yes, let's!

homemade organic coconut sugar scrub

i've been wanting to make a body scrub for quite some time now, just never got around to it. 
the past few weeks, i've been searching and searching for a good 'recipe'. even though there's not much to making a sugar scrub, i still wanted a few guidelines to follow. 
thank you, pinterest, for inspiring me! i took a few different recipes, combined them and made different ratios to make the one i made. 
since this was my first homemade sugar scrub, i found out that i will NOT use lavender in it again. for one, i'm not a huge fan of lavender scent [the color on the other hand, i love] and for two i don't know if it's my super strong sense of smell or what but it's just too overpowering! i should have just listened to my gut instinct and not used it, but hey- i'm a rookie here. :)

so with that said- here's my homemade organic coconut sugar scrub recipe!

*all ingredients [except the olive oil] were purchased at Sprout's*
1 cup organic cane sugar [i used a brown sugar since all the white cane sugar was too fine]
1/3 celtic sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil*
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil [some recipes call for almond oil but i'm allergic to tree nuts, sooo that's a no-go for me!]
1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
3 or 4 drops of lavender oil <---[OPTIONAL! me no likey lavender. but hey- to each it's own!]

*note: i couldn't find coconut oil. ?? so i figured coconut "flavor" would work just fine. and i was right!

i just combined the sugar and salt first..

then put in the coconut "flavor" and mixed it up to make sure i put in enough..

then added the olive oil, vitamin E oil and lavender. mixing in between each.

then i HAD to test it out before i bottled it up. :)

after i made my hands baby skin soft, i went back to work.
a little homemade touch with some scrapbook material, glue dots, sharpie and a ribbon and VOILĂ…! an adorable little gift for anyone that loves soft yummy smelling skin. which is...everyone, right?

enjoy. :)


  1. I have a five gallon bucket of coconut oil if you want to go into business when you move up here.

  2. And the coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so it would firm up your scrub.

  3. ooo i'll definitely use it all up!

  4. You are such a homemaker!!! I wish I were more creative like that. You're an inspiration for sure! Wish we lived closer so we could get together to do some of this stuff.

  5. aw, thanks annie. all in due time my sista, all in duuuue time. :)


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