Monday, May 12, 2014

Homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub

Hey Hey and Happy Monday to you all! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! We had a great time down in southern Indiana spending the day with my Mother-in-Laws. We went to church together, they shared stories of past Mother's Days with me, and then we enjoyed a delicious homemade brunch. Speaking of homemade...

I know that there are some gifts that money can buy. Cars, trips, and Spa days are all nice, but not in my wheel house. I personally like the homemade gifts. Those are the ones that take time and effort and some special thought, but not a lot of money. 

Like I mentioned the other day, I have several "Mom's" in my life. So to help make them all happy and my wallet this Mother's Day I decided to make some Homemade Coconut Sugar Scrub!
I went over to my big sister's house the other day (I know her by Sarey, but most of you will know her as Thrifty Decor Chick. Check her out, she's awesome!) and made her up a jar. It smelled absolutely amazing! And it was so easy. Just add 2 parts sugar to one part coconut oil.
Stir it up. Add any essential oils you want. Put a lid and a cute ribbon around it, and you're done! Super easy and so much cheaper than going out and buying a gift. My sister loved it! Score! And, it's edible!


In a small jar, combine 2 parts sugar with 1 part oil. My measurements were 1/2 Cup sugar and 1/4 cup coconut oil. I used coconut here, but you can use olive oil or even canola oil. Or for a sweeter scent, you can use brown sugar instead. Seriously, so easy.

If you want to make a fragrance, add in your favorite essential oil. Some suggestions are lavendar, mint, lemon, raspberry, peach, whatever you like. 

To go a further step, add in one to two drops of food coloring to make it your favorite color. That's it!

Did you have an amazing Mother's Day? I hope whatever you did, you got to see your loved ones and do whatever it is you wanted to do! Now I need to start thinking of what I want to make for Father's Day. Got any suggestions?

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I am going to have to make this sometime! I am always looking for a good scrub!

    Kate Elizabeth

  2. Gonna be making me a scrub soon :)

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Pinning it!

  3. This sounds awesome!! I think I'm gonna try it out. Thanks!

  4. Stopping by from Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I love sugar scrubs...the added coconut is a bonus! Thanks for sharing this one, Can't wait to try it.

  5. I have never tried this with the coconut oil - only almond or jojoba. I bet this turns out really well. Thanks for sharing - going to try it soon.

  6. Love that it is so simple! (simple enough to convince me to try it :)) Homemade gifts are the best!

  7. I would have never thought about doing this, you make it sound so simple. Thank you for sharing them on our Four Seasons Blog Hop

  8. I love using coconut oil in just about everything. This looks like it'd be a great DIY project for me ;)

  9. I've seen several scrub recipes, but this is the first one that I've seen with coconut. Sounds like a great idea!

  10. I guess I am not the brightest reader of this blog, but what do you use a sugar scrub for? How do you use it? Your recipe is super simple and I think I might like to make it for my girls but need to be able to tell them what it is for and how to use it. Thanks.

    1. Hey Tonilea! This sugar scrub is by far my favorite! A scrub is usually used on the hands. You'll take a couple teaspoons and rub it around the palms and backs of your hands. Rinse them with luke warm water and pat dry. They will be crazy soft. Or you can use it on your feet, lips and even back. Hope this helps!