I have been making this do it yourself hand scrub for about two years now. My recipe began when I needed an exfoliator for my dry winter hands. Since I spend all my fun money on nail polish, I decided to do it myself instead of buying an expensive scrub. I had read sugar or sea salt make the best exfoliant and I had just discovered the amazingness of coconut oil. So, I combined the sugar and coconut oil and loved the combination.
I use an empty jar. I bought this for $2 at our local dollar store.
Add 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup brown sugar.
Fill the rest of the way with Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Virgin coconut oil. For today, I used Kroger Simple Truth brand. I love coconut oil and use it for cooking, lotion, and hair treatments. I slather this on my hair, put a shower cap on, and let it sit for about 30 minutes. My hair is so smooth after using this. My kid's favorite granola bars are made with coconut oil. I even use it on my face. Love, love, love this stuff.
Mix everything together. If you need to, dump it in a bowl and mix around. Once mixed, repack into container.
I like my sugar scrub more on the sugar side. I want it to be held together by the coconut oil, but not too greasy that it just slides off my hands. Think of a consistency of wet sand that's great for making sand castles. That's the consistency you want.
Easy, right? I use about a tablespoon and gently rub on my hands about twice a week. This is even great for your body and feet. I like it without any added scents, but if you're looking for an added aroma, add in essential oils or even vanilla extract.
I have made this for gifts. Slap a fancy ribbon around it, make a label, and it turns into a pretty pampering gift.
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
Dump it all together and mix.
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