A few years ago, I wrote about how I reward myself for clearing out the dishwasher. I set a timer and reward myself with scrubs for my hands.
So, I was psyched to see Simple Scrubs to Make and Give in the Ultimate Homemaking eBook bundle.
The author Stacy allowed me to share the basic sugar scrub.
Basic Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar – brown, white, raw, or a combination of these
¼ to ½ cup oil – coconut oil (melted), safflower, sweet almond, grapeseed, or olive – choose one oil or use a combination
Grated cocoa butter
Vanilla or almond extract
Dried herbs, ground
I chose vanilla extract. You simply combine the sugar and oil, adding oil to produce the consistency you want. Stacy says, “Body scrub should be soft and somewhat slushy, but not too runny.”
And if you’re not happy with the results she says to adjust in the following ways:
- If the scrub is too runny and slides right off your hands, add more sugar.
- If the scrub is too dry, add more oil (a little at a time).
- If the scent is not strong enough, add a drop or two of essential oil (but don’t go overboard! Once it’s too strong, it’s hard to go back without making scrub for the entire neighborhood).
Lexi tried it with me and she couldn’t get over how sweet it smelled and how smooth her hands felt afterward. I love that I can use ingredients I have in my pantry. Who knew it was so simple?
I put mine in a little mason jar from Hobby Lobby and topped it with some extra fabric I’ve had from IKEA. Perfect for gifts and easy peasy!
Stacy has included all sorts of different recipes and additional information like where to buy ingredients and how to use them. You can buy Simple Scrubs on its own or I’d certainly suggest buying the eBook bundle. And if you have the book already, try one of the recipes out and let me know what you think!