This a fun sugar scrub that helps soften and smooth skin. It is especially helpful in the winter! It is also edible and extremely easy to make (I usually employ a tiny helper for these safer homemade recipes). You (and even a wee one) can lick the bowl after!
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- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup oil (coconut is the best!)
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- Melt coconut oil in another bowl (only just to melting, about 30 seconds, do not want too hot to melt the sugar)
- Measure out sugar (brown and white sugar work for this recipe) in another bowl
- Add slightly cooled but still liquid coconut oil to sugar
- Add vanilla extract
- Store in an airtight container, use within a month
Using the Scrub:
- In the shower, take a small handful (or use a tablespoon measuring spoon) and rub wherever desired
- Note: be careful, too much oil in the shower can make the floor slick, use caution (the hubs may have mentioned it a time or two after a mama spa shower)
- If desired, use a teaspoon amount on hands and elbows after washing hands, leave on for a minute then rinse and pat dry
- Lick the spoon! (Just kidding, try to keep the jar free of any contaminants… or if you can’t resist temptation, just don’t put the spoon back in the container :))
Other good oils include avocado oil, sweet almond oil and even olive oil (though I do not like the smell as much with the olive oil). What I like most about this recipe is that with coconut oil it solidifies when cooled (below skin temperature) and then easily softens for use in the shower (when the room is a little warm). It helps avoid spills and more mess (who needs that?!).
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This is an easy gift to give to a mother, sister, friends for any occasion and is good for a little home spa action. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think.