Another DIY post! Look at me go!
You guys, I know sugar scrubs aren't the latest and greatest thing around (cough, Pinterest, cough) lately, but when I drew my Secret Santa for Book Club I knew I wanted to take that opportunity to make a sugar scrub for her. We set the limit at $10, which was just enough to find a cute jar at Michaels (with a 50% off coupon), a scoop from World Market, and to buy all the ingredients at Sprouts.
There are many variations, but with careful research, I went with this festive recipe:
I simply took two cups of white granulated sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of coconut oil. Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily. Then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil.
For the two contrasting colors, I split the mixture in half and used a little strawberry juice to make one part pink. Then I alternated between the pink and white in the mason jar.
And I always think that good packaging can go a really long way, especially if it's a homemade gift. So, I printed a cute lil' label, tied twine around the body (okay, Ryan did this part!), and added a tag.
I had a little left over so I threw the extra in a recycled jelly jar for me to keep in the shower area. I really love this scrub! It smells like Christmas and it feels so nice too.
(note: the original sugar scrub recipe with 3 other variations, go wild!)
(another note: I didn't finish our book club pick - Cloud Atlas, so sad)