Original pin: Peppermint Sugar Scrub
For mother's day (and for my cara box), I wanted to make a homemade sugar scrub I had seen on Pinterest. I chose peppermint, but you can chose any scent. I thought lemon would be a really good choice as well.
What you need:
Almond or coconut oil
I used mason jars because I already had some. I went to Wal-mart and couldn't find almond oil, so I had to get the coconut oil.
|Coconut oil bought at Wal-mart|
I was surprised at how expensive this stuff was! A jar is like $6-7, but apparently has many uses. I was also surprised that it isn't like oil at all. It is chunky and hard and very hard to mix with sugar (my arm was killing me after making 3 jars)
One batch requires 2 cups sugar and 1/3-1/4 cup coconut oil.
It was hard for me to measure the coconut oil, so I mixed it in very slowly by spoonfuls. Like I said, it is hard to mix. It is more of mashing. You add oil until the sugar is soft.
|"Lump" of coconut oil in bowl of sugar|
|Peppermint essential oil bought at EarthFare|
|After mixing sugar + oils, I halved mixture and dyed half red|
|Added mixture layer by layer to mason jar and smoothed with ice cream scoop|