There are many recipes available on the Internet. I make my own concoction for the sugar scrubs. You really can't go wrong with the measurements. Here's how I made my St. Patty's Day sugar scrub:
- 2 cups granulated sugar cane (plain old sugar!)
- 1 cup coconut oil
- A few drops of green food coloring
- About 10 drops of essential oil
I found organic coconut oil at Walmart. Not only is this oil great to use for cooking, but it works wonders as a moisturizer for your hands and body. Just a hint: I place the oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until it is in liquid form.
In a large bowl, mix the oil and the sugar until it is the consistency of wet sand. Add more oil or sugar as needed. I added a few drops of green food coloring to get a light, spring-like green color. Mix well.
Don't worry, the food coloring does not stain your hands when using the scrub! Last, I added the fragrance oil. You can also use an essential oil such as lavender. I used this brand of fragrance that I found at Hobby Lobby ("Relaxed" scent). You can also find essential oil at health food stores. Mix well one last time.
I placed the sugar scrub in pretty containers. This recipe made enough to fill two containers.
Simple and easy to make! A pretty and functional gift! I keep a jar of this in the powder room to use a few times a day. Just place a small amount on your hands, add a few drops of warm water, scrub, and rinse.