I love to make handmade gifts. This scrumptious sugar scrub is a great last-minute gift idea that is easy to make and a wonderful spa-quality treat.
Most of us have these simple ingredients in our kitchen. Start with this basic recipe in the scent for vanilla scrumptious sugar scrub.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients. Present in a decorative container or jar for preserves. Decorate with coordinating ribbon.
A fantastic addition to this basic vanilla scrub makes it luscious chocolate in an instant. Just add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 additional tablespoon of coconut oil.
This stuff smells amazing! You’ll want to eat it. It’s made from all-natural ingredients, so you it’s safe to use on your skin and is safe to keep without worrying about chemicals in your home. Choose from vanilla or chocolate scrub or make a combination gift with a jar of each.
This recipe is so easy you can whip this together the same day as a gift exchange and instantly someone’s best friend. The best part is you can treat your natural/organic friends with a wholesome beauty product or surprise your pampered conventional friends with a spa-quality treatment they’ll never ask for at every holiday.
The way I like to use this scrub is beside the sink as a heavy duty cleaner. If you get some yucky, sticky craft or kitchen items on your hands, this scrumptious sugar scrub gently rubs away all the gunk and leaves your hands so smooth.
This scrub is a great treatment for legs before or after shaving. And don’t worry about smelling like coconuts. I’m not a big fan of the coconut scent. Thankfully, this scrub leaves your skin smooth and moisturized with only the mild scent of vanilla or cocoa.
I store my sugar scrub in the fridge. This helps me to control the amount of scrub and makes the jar last so long. When the scrub is room temperature, the oil liquefies and becomes harder to handle and dispense in small portions.
This handmade gift scrub is easy enough for your children to make for grandma or their favorite teacher. My eight year old son had a blast helping me make this batch to share with you. I hope you find as much joy as we did making this scrumptious sugar scrub.
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