It seems like it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is my hands are always in need of some major pampering. In the summer I spend a lot of time working in my yard and all that digging in the dirt can do a number on my hands. In the winter time, my hands seem to be rebelling the cold temperatures and love to crack and show symptoms of eczema. (Not fun!)
A few years ago found a solution to help with this problem. Sugar scrub!!! The only downfall was that it was an expensive solution. A lot of spas and body product stores sell sugar scrubs but the cost is way over my price point. (The frugal part of me finds it hard to justify buying a small 12 ounce jar of sugar scrub for $19.99 or higher, when I know it only includes a few simple ingredients.) So what did I do to solve my sugar scrub dilemma? I made some myself, of course. This luxury sugar scrub recipe includes 4 simple ingredients, takes about five minutes to make, stays good for months, and will leave your hands soft and smooth as if you just left the spa.
Luxury Sugar Scrub for a Fraction of the Cost
Here are the ingredients to make your own Luxury Sugar Scrub. This time around I decided to make pink grapefruit so I used grapefruit essential oils and a few drops of red food coloring to give it a pale pink color.
In a mixing bowl, combine…
5 cups sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 1/2 cups canola oil
Essential Oils (I used grapefruit)
3-4 drops of food coloring (optional)
A few words of advice
*Don’t use sugar scrub in the shower. The oil can settle on the bottom of the tub or shower and make for a slippery experience!
*Feel free to switch up your essential oils to create your own blend. Last year I make a yummy lemon cream sugar scrub as well as a Christmas Cinnamon scrub. They were both delightful.
*If you feel like your sugar scrub is too wet, add more sugar. If it seems dry, add more oil. It’s as simple as that. My daughter tells me it should be the consistency of good “snowball snow”.
*If you are trying to get the sugar scrub into jars or smaller spaces, use a canning funnel to help.
*Don’t overdo it with the food coloring or your hands will be a beautiful shade of food dye!
*This makes the perfect gift! All you need are some cute jars, some Washi tape or fabric for the lid, and a cute ribbon to finish it off.
*Other than giving it as a gift, my favorite thing to do it to make up a batch of sugar scrub and put in in a cute jar with a lid next to my kitchen sink so I have it available whenever I want.