A month ago, a couple of us ladies went out to a new restaurant for a little Galentine’s Day brunch! My good pal Becca suggested we make this recipe for Homemade Sugar Scrub as a little Galentine’s Day gift! Since Becca and I both had a handful of essential oils already in our possession, this was a super easy idea for us.
All you need is:
- Coconut oil
- Essential oil of your preferred scent
We didn’t have fresh flower petals laying about so we decided to forgo that part of the original recipe.
Use whatever sized vessel you feel like and use 2 parts sugar to 1 part coconut oil. For our half pint/8oz jars, we used 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 oil. To make the oil easy to work with, it helped to melt it first. Coconut oil has a VERY low melting point, so you don’t need to heat it up very much!
Measure out your sugar and oil in to the jars, give it a good stir, then add some drops of essential oils! We made three different scented scrubs for people to choose from: citrus fresh, lavender, and eucalyptus/wintergreen. We used 10-12 drops of citrus fresh and lavender. We accidentally used WAAAAAY too much eucalyptus and had to put a significant amount of wintergreen in to compensate the overwhelming smell. I would suggest a 3:1 ratio of mint to eucalyptus.
*Another reason we didn’t go with the flower petals! Didn’t know where to find lavender/how expensive it would be/if it would feel terrible to rub it on your skin.
And to add a cherry on top of this do-it-yourself sundae, we decided to throw in some fun handmade cards as well! We found these at Laurenconrad.com too! There were 10 different options in her post, but we went with the Bee Mine option, since honey sticks would be really easy to buy in the precise amount needed.
You might be thinking, “Wow, your drawings look JUST LIKE the picture on Lauren’s site!”
You would be right.
Because we traced it.
Neither Becca nor I have great drawing skills and we actually wanted our gifts to look good soooooo…yeah, we cheated. We traced one then ran it through the copier onto some cardstock and blam-o! Super easy DIY card! Hot glue your item of choice on the cover and your valentine/galentine will swoon for it.
So there you have it! A DIY project that is both easy and worth the effort!
Bryce & Becca