I remember the first time I smelled the scent of lavender. I was maybe 15 and had walked into a Crabtree & Evelyn store without knowing what it was. I still remember thinking that I wished I had a bunch of money so I could buy one of everything! As soon as I sprayed on Lavender Eau de Toilette, I was smitten. It is still, to this day, my favorite scent. That’s why one of the very first things I made when I opened my online shop was lavender sachets. I have not had much luck growing it myself, but I will never give up trying. Just the very thought of having my own lavender is all the incentive I need.
So…in the spirit of sharing my lavender obssession, up today is a Lavender Sugar Scrub. If you’ve never made a sugar scrub, you are in for a treat. They are the best thing ever to restore moisture to dry hands or feet. I always use sugar scrub on my hands after gardening. It really does work miracles on abused hands.
Here’s what you need: Sugar, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, lavender buds, and some sort of container. I use mason jars. If you want to give a jar as a gift, I’ve included a handy tag printable at the end of the post.
The ratio for any sugar scrub is 1 cup sugar to 1/4 cup oil. I prefer coconut oil but any kind of oil can be used. Canola and olive oil are good choices but keep in mind the olive oil adds a light green tint to the scrub.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons lavender buds
- 10 to 15 drops lavender essential oil
- Combine sugar and coconut oil in a large bowl. Stir until completely mixed together. Add lavender buds and lavender essential oil. Stir again. Package in air-tight containers.
Once you have your scrub mixed together, package it in air-tight containers. I use wide mouth 8 oz. Ball jars but any sort of jar would work as long as the mouth is big enough to scoop out the scrub. This two cup recipe makes two 8 oz. jars of scrub.
If you would like to give a jar or two as a gift, I’ve included some custom tags in printable form. Just print, cut out and punch a hole. Attach the tag with a piece of ribbon or twine.
I used Young Living Essential Oil for this post because I had it on hand. My honest opinion is that a less expensive oil would work just as well. As I have become more comfortable with essential oils and their uses, I’ve tried brands other than Young Living. I am very happy with Rocky Mountain Oils and can purchase them through my Prime membership on Amazon. They are significantly less expensive and arrive so much faster. I will provide a list of sources at the end and include three different price points for lavender essential oil…that way you can decide which one is best for you.
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