by Kari Swanson
Last holiday season I gave 4oz jelly jars of homemade sugar scrub to friends and family as gifts. I used a recipe I found online customized for the fragrances that I thought friends and family would enjoy. Recently I have started to experiment with the recipe. This is my current experiment.
1 1/2 cups of organic sugar
1/4 cup of organic coconut oil
1/4 cup of sunflower seed oil
1 tblsp of local honey
6-8 drops of lemon essential oil
8-10 drops of Earl Grey tea flavoring
a few drops of Vitamin E oil (optional)
2 tsp of loose Earl Grey tea leaves
Place sugar in the bottom of a large glass bowl and drop the coconut and sunflower oils in on top.
Add drops of lemon essential oil and tea flavoring to the top of the coconut oil
I wear (non-latex) rubber gloves and mix by hand. Add the honey and Vitamin E oil and continue mixing.
When the sugar, oils and fragrances are thoroughly combined add the loose tea leaves and continue to mix until the tea leaves are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
I put my sugar scrubs in glass canning jars. The blue jar at the top of the page is a limited edition Ball Heritage Collection pint jar. If you don’t have canning jars you could use any container with a lid that seals.
Sugar scrubs are great for dry skin. They leave your skin soft and smooth.
Kari Swanson is a daughter, sister, wife, mother of two, librarian, member of Generation X and an admin for The Leaky B@@b Facebook page. Kari blogs occasionally over at Thoughts from BookishMama.
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