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It is always enjoyable to give out homemade gifts during the Christmas season or at anytime of year. Who wouldn’t love to receive darling, scented sugar scrubs as a present? Sugar scrubs smell yummy and make your skin feel silky smooth. I use scrubs on my body and feet in the shower and it feels divine. Also, after washing my hands, I’ll use a bit on my hands and rinse. I don’t need lotion after doing that.
Do you know how easy it is to make sugar scrub? Whipping up a batch takes just a few minutes. A little more time is spent adding the scrub to jars and creating cute packaging.
Three Ingredients are needed:
- Sugar – white sugar or brown sugar
- Almond Oil (or a carrier oil) or Coconut Oil
- Essential Oils or Fragrance Oils
- Plastic containers
The almond oil I used was purchased by the gallon. I wanted to make a lot of gifts and I love this stuff. If you need just 3-4 gifts this one smaller container of almond oil will do
You can also use coconut oil. I used both almond and coconut oil and it’s just a matter of preference. The melting point of coconut oil is generally about 76 degrees F (24 C). If the temperature is above 76 degrees, the oil will be liquid. So keep that in mind when making sugar scrub. The coconut oil sugar scrub depending on the temperature can be solid. If you like it that way, then coconut oil is for you.
Also, I personally like using essential oils that are natural vs fragrance oils. The fragrance oils are ok, but are diluted with carrier oils and mixed vs a pure essential oil.
The plastic containers I used worked out great! Just the right size and inexpensive at $1.50 each. If you need a cheaper price, use cello bags. It is very important to use cello. They are stronger and less likely to get punctured. Cellophane bags are thicker and can sound very crinkly vs the type of plastic bag like a sandwich bag. View my post about heat sealing a cellophane bag with a curling iron.
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