A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of sharing a quick and fun DIY project with Mom Connection, a group of young moms at my church. When I was asked to come up with a creative activity lots of ideas went through my head. Young moms definitely need to feel loved, appreciated and pampered so I decided to share with them how to make a yummy homemade sugar scrub. Sugar scrubs are such a simple way to pamper yourself and they make a wonderful gift during the Christmas season.
I love using just regular sugar and coconut oil because it makes such a pretty snowy white scrub.
It seriously looks like snow scooped up into the jar.
I used our Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine to wrap around the lid and slid a small wooden spoon down between the twine to use to scoop out the scrub. I picked up the spoons at my local craft store. It’s important to use something other than your hands to scoop with so you don’t add any bacteria to your scrub.
I used the 4 oz. Mason Jars that you can usually find anywhere pretty easily. I wanted the clear smooth sided ones and was able to find them at Target on sale.
I love personalizing the lids on Mason Jars to highlight whatever scent or occasion the gift is for.
Since we had a large group of moms stamping at the same time I broke out all my snowflake stamps. Most were retired, but we have a number of current sets available that have beautiful snowflakes in them. Check my online store for some of my favorites including Endless Wishes, Many Merry Stars, Letterpress Winter.
I used Real Red Classic Ink and hand stamped the snowflake on Whisper White Cardstock and then used my 2″ Circle Punch to punch out and then adhere to the lid. And of course I had to add a little bling with a Rhinestone Jewel. Ya gotta have bling at Christmas right!?!
There are a ton of sugar scrub recipes online. Pinterest is a great place to look. I invite you to check out my “Homemade Scrubs, Balms Board” for the recipes I have pinned.
We kept our recipe VERY SIMPLE for our young mom’s group.
Simple Christmas Sugar Scrub
2 cups Sugar (plain ol’ regular white sugar)
1/2 Coconut Oil (or more as desired)
With this mixture you can easily fill four of the 4 oz Mason Jars or two of the 8 oz jars.
I started with a combination of 2 cups sugar and a 1/2 cup of coconut oil. You can add more or less of the coconut oil to your liking. It’s important to note that coconut oil is a solid at room temperature and will seem very crumbly when mixing. You may find it helpful to warm up the oil ever so slightly before mixing, but you don’t want it too hot… just enough to help you mix.
I also like to add essential oil to the mixture. Add a few drops to start and then you can add more to your liking. Not only does the essential oil add health benefits it also helps to keep any bacteria at bay and it adds a wonderful scent. Here I added peppermint… making it perfect for Christmas gift giving. Another favorite scent of mine is lavender… oh so wonderful and relaxing… especially this time of year. I need all the calming I can get!
I love using the combination of coconut oil along with sugar and essential oils. When you use your scrub it will gently exfoliate and release a wonderful aroma. As you rub your hands together it literally melts in your hands as it’s warmed up. This is what I love about it! It feels so soothing and comforting. Once you’re finished you will want to rinse your hands with warm water and pat dry. You will be left with soft and pampered hands.
I hope you enjoy this simple gift idea… whether it’s for yourself or someone else. Let me know if you try it and what your favorite recipes and scents are. I also encourage you to pin this post to save so you have it when you are ready to make your own scrub.
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