In this post: Eucalyptus & Mint DIY sugar scrub that makes the perfect gift for someone else or for yourself. This scented scrub is the answer to dry hands!
Dry hands are no fun. They can be itchy and downright painful. You can win the battle against dry skin by using one simple product…and it’s one that you can make yourself. DIY sugar scrub is easy and inexpensive to make, and it is a total game-changer if you suffer from dry hands. Keep a jar beside every sink and use it on a regular basis. It will exfoliate away the dead skin and add the necessary moisture needed to combat cold and dry elements. It absolutely works miracles on dry cuticles and it smells good at the same time!
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How to Make DIY Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 oz. mason jars
- printable labels & twine
This recipe will make approximately two 4 oz. jars. Place the jar of coconut oil in the microwave. Warm for 10 – 20 seconds. It doesn’t need to be melted, just soft enough to spoon into the measuring cup. Combine the sugar and coconut oil in a mixing bowl. Add essential oil and stir until well combined. Using a 2-inch scoop, put into mason jars.
DIY Sugar Scrub Tips:
- The basic recipe for sugar scrub is one part oil to four parts sugar. A recipe using 1 cup of coconut oil and 4 cups of sugar will yield about eight 4 oz. mason jars. This is the amount I usually make.
- The amount of essential oil added is a personal choice. I like to open a jar of sugar scrub and smell it immediately. I usually use more essential oil than the recipe calls for.
- A drop or two of green food coloring can be added for a little extra color.
- DIY sugar scrub tightly packaged in glass mason jars has a shelf life of several months. Just recently, I opened a jar that was about a year old and it was perfectly fine…although I wouldn’t recommend keeping it that long.
- Any brand of organic coconut oil will work. I picked up a jar of Spectrum Coconut Oil at my grocery store.
Something homemade and personal, like this DIY sugar scrub, makes the perfect gift. Give to family, friends, coworkers, teachers…basically anyone who may benefit from the moisturizing and exfoliating benefits. I’ve included printable labels that add a custom touch. It’s also looks pretty to tie a sprig of fresh or dried eucalyptus around the jar with twine. Presentation is part of the fun!
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2020 Update: Available now is an easy-to-download eBook titled The Complete Guide to Sugar Scrubs. It includes all the information in this post, along with more tips and details. Also included are updated tags for three different scrubs: Rosemary, Eucalyptus & Mint, and Lavender. Current email subscribers can download everything from the Members Only Library. Not a member? Click the button below!
I have been making DIY sugar scrub for a few years…and I can honestly say that it makes all the difference in the way my hands feel. I use it year round. I don’t have issues with cracks around my nails or dry, sore cuticles. I don’t get manicures on a regular basis, so if I’m going out and want my hands to look nice, a quick application of sugar scrub does the trick.
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