Here is an easy sugar scrub recipe to use after crafting or gardening.
Homemade sugar scrubs are so easy to make, you will never buy store bought again.
There is nothing sweeter than soft, smooth, moisturized skin and one of the best ways to achieve this is by using a homemade sugar scrub.
A natural, DIY sugar scrub recipe is easy to make and can be tailored to your favorite scents!
Plus, who doesn't love a homemade gift? Homemade sugar scrubs make fantastic presents any time of the year.
DIY sugar scrubs can be used on the face, hands, feet, and whole body. Sugar scrubs also look lovely sitting on the side of your sink or tub in a sweet little mason jar.
Let's get to the easy sugar scrub DIY tutorial.
In a bowl, add your sugar and give it a stir to make sure there are no clumps.
In a separate bowl, add 10-15 drops of the essential oil you want your sugar scrub to smell like to your oil and stir together. You can add all from one kind of essential oil or make a custom blended scent for your sugar scrub recipe.
Add the oil to your sugar, stirring as you go. Stir until it is all incorporated.
Here is where you would also add your food coloring to your sugar scrub recipe after everything else is blended if you want added color.
Also, keep in mind that a vanilla essential oil will be a dark brown color which will be reflected in your scrub. Maybe you want that look, or you don't. Just something to keep in mind.
Spoon the sugar scrub into wide mouth jars. If you plan on using this homemade sugar scrub in the shower, you may opt to use a plastic option in case it falls.
This homemade sugar scrub recipe should adequately fill one 500mL jar of your choice, which is what we used for this sugar scrub recipe.
The best jars are wide mouth mason jars or plastic jars. Use mason jars for beside the sink and plastic jars for the shower. If you like the idea of using plastic jars for in-shower use, make sure you find some BPA-free jars.
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The best brand of essential oil from Amazon is Now Essential Oils, because they are 100% pure essential oils.
They do not dilute their oils and they have rigorous physical and physicochemical testing techniques that they use to ensure quality and purity.
Know that all essential oils are not created the same way. You want pure oils when making products for your body.
These are some essential oils you can use for your sugar scrubs.
If you want to make this as a gift to give away, this recipe will fill four 4oz jars. You can double this recipe if you want to fill eight, and triple the recipe to fill 12 jars.
You may have to adjust the oils a bit, so make the sugar scrub recipe and then add more oil if needed. Using 4oz mini mason jars are a good solution if you are looking to make several to give away.
You can find a pack of 25 on Amazon for a really fantastic price here.
Homemade sugar scrubs also make an excellent wedding favor or give away gift for guests. For every hundred guests, buy four of the above pack of 25 jars and 6x the recipe.
You can label your sugar scrub jars with cute little labels like these ones from Amazon which come with a chalk marker. Plus, for getting almost 100 labels you can't go wrong with this amazing price.
You can also download FREE labels for your homemade sugar scrub jars. They fit beautifully on 500mL lids of mason jars.
Sugar scrubs make wonderful homemade gifts. Tie a pretty ribbon around the lid and give it to someone special.
And depending on the time of year, you can do different sugar scrub blends with your essential oils for different seasons and label them with really creative names.
For example, you can use a mint and sandalwood blend and call it "Winter Cabin" or "Soft Falling Snow" if it is a winter birthday gift or a Christmas gift.
Or if it is warmer weather, you could make a "Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub" or "Sweet Lime Sugar Scrub". The ideas can be endless here.
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