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I don’t know about you guys, but the second Winter weather blows into town my skin dries up and cracks, I look like a 90 year old woman, and I’m forced to stash hand lotions and Chap Sticks in various secret locations all over my house and car. Our skin is our body’s first line of defense against sickness, you know, so you must take care of it or it will fail you and then you will die of cracked skin.
In strut sugar scrubs.
Sugar scrubs are easy as pie to make, cost next to nothing, and are maybe the perfect DIY gift. Slap on a cute little homemade gift tag and you’ve scored. The combo of exfoliating and moisturizing makes your skin crazy-happy, and toss in some tropical smells and you can save 3 grand on that vacation you were dreaming about.
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil – I used Trader Joe’s
essential oils – 15 – 20 drops in each batch
Just mix the ingredients up and scoop them into the jars.
I bought these little jars at Hobby Lobby to put it into. Yes, I am a total hypocrite. I got all up on my soap box about Hobby Lobby and their decision to not provide certain birth control options to their employees, and then I realized how much I shop there and how they have so much stuff that other places don’t have. So I totally caved on my self-righteousness, and I officially shop at H.L. again. Feel free to call me names, but look at those cute jars!!
This recipe fits perfectly in each jar, so double or triple it, etc. according to how much you are making.
I threw some grated orange peel in my orange scrub, because it looked fab, but then I had to scoop the peels out of my tub, so omit them if you don’t feel up to the odious task of peel-scooping. (Hint: don’t add the orange peel if you’re making these as gifts- it can get all yucky moldy if not used quickly enough.) Okay, just nix the peels; they’re a bad idea all around.