let's kick off the new year with my very first DIY post, yes?
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 VOILÅ! an adorable little gift for anyone that loves soft yummy smelling skin. which is...everyone, right?