Inspired by my friend Braddington’s post about sugar scrubs, I decided to give it a try. This was a great idea! Thanks Braddington! (Definitely check out her blog for some other great DIY’s!)
I did not plan ahead and missed having my camera or my phone for pictures, but the process is so well defined on her blog, and is so simple, that I don’t think you will be missing anything by not having the photos of my process.
I made a few different types of sugar scrubs. I made a peppermint tea scrub, a mocha mint scrub, an almond brown sugar coffee scrub, a lemon raspberry scrub and a lemon orange scrub. I have already parted with a few, gifting them to Peppa and to Glinda, and will hopefully have time to drop some off to our friends, Crazy Joe’s mom and to The Toff’s mom.
The basic idea is to take a moistuizing oil, such as coconut oil, and mix it with sugar and something for aroma.
Peppermint Tea Scrub: Coconut oil, rosehip seed oil, peppermint herbal tea, white sugar
Mocha Mint Scrub: Coconut oil, Chocolate flavored coffee grounds, mint extract, white sugar
Almond Brown Sugar Scrub: Coconut oil, plain coffee grounds, almond extract, brown sugar
Lemon Raspberry Scrub: Coconut oil, lemon extract, raspberry extract, white sugar, coarse sugar
Lemon Orange Scrub: Coconut oil, lemon extract, orange extract, white sugar, coarse sugar
I used about 1 cup oil to 1 and 3/4 cups sugar/coffee, and extracts to desired scent.
I gave the almond brown sugar coffee scrub a try in the shower this morning, and it really woke me up! I used old, but unused coffee grounds, but you can use the coffee grounds that you have already made coffee with, to be even more environmentally friendly! It is a great moisturizer, and so easy and quick to make. I ended up with 9 jars of scrubs, and am so excited to share them with friends. Makes a great gift, quick and easy!
Glinda’s review is that these are great! I showed her how to use it, so she can exfoliate her hands and then apply plain coconut oil to her “old age barnacles”.