Summer Sugar Scrubs: Part 1

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I have been making homemade sugar scrubs for almost a year now—It’s my new favorite hobby! So, I thought I would share two different scrubs that are perfect for the summertime. They are great for a little self-pampering or they make wonderful gifts as well. Today is all about the Coconut Sugar Scrub, and I will be back next week to share a recipe for a Lemonade Sugar Scrub…so stay tuned!


coconut sugar scrub ingThis recipe with fill an 8-12 oz. container {I like to use mason jars}. Mix the above ingredients together in a large bowl. If you want a more liquid-like consistency, add more oil. If you want a more solid texture, add more sugar.

coconut sugar scrub mixIt should look something like this…

coconut sugar scrub up closePackage the scrub in a container with a tight seal…

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Enjoy for yourself or share with someone! Make sure to check back next week for the Lemonade Sugar Scrub!

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Vanilla-Brown Sugar Body Scrub

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Brown sugar, sweet almond oil and vanilla extract pair together to create this rejuvenating body scrub. It’s perfect for a little “mama pampering” and it’s also a great way to get dry winter skin ready for the spring! 4 ingredients and 5 minutes—that’s all you need!

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1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup sweet almond oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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In a medium-sized bowl mix together the sugars until they are well combined. Add the almond oil and vanilla extract; Stir everything together just until combined. The only thing left to do is to package this fabulous all-over body sugar scrub!

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I packaged mine in a mason jar, but you can use any type of container with a tight seal. This body scrub is a great little treat to keep in the shower, a wonderful addition for at-home manicures/pedicures and it also makes a wonderful gift!



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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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My mommy-hands can definitely use a little pampering from time to time, especially in the upcoming cold winter months. I’ve found that sugar scrubs are a great way to fight off unwanted dryness and the best part is that they are so simple to make! In light of the Holidays, I found a great recipe for a Candy Cane Sugar Scrub here that smells great and will leave your hands feeling wonderfully soft. It makes a great gift too!!!

To make the scrub you need:

2 Cups of  Granulated Sugar

1/3 Cup of Light Olive Oil

1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil (melted)

1/2 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract

Red Food Coloring

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Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl expect for the food coloring. You can adjust the ingredients a little until you get consistency you’re looking for.

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 Take about half of the mixture and place it in another bowl so you can make some red sugar. Add the red food coloring a drop at a time until you reach the desired color.

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The last step is to package the scrub.  I used a 16 oz. mason jar and I had a little left over to use on my hands. 🙂

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A few simple steps and you’ll have a festive treat that’s great for Holiday gift-giving this year!


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