Monday, January 18, 2016

DIY Hand Scrub

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.

Do It Yourself Hand Scrub





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. 

Ingredients:
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Organic Unrefined Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

Directions:
Dump it all together and mix.

If you liked this simple and easy sugar hand scrub, give this post a share!  Thanks so much for reading!
 
 


 

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13 comments:

  1. I love coconut oil for everything too! This is a great idea for home and as a diy gift. Love, love!

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  2. I love coconut oil for everything too! This is a great idea for home and as a diy gift. Love, love!

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  3. Such an easy DIY. Definitely trying this one out.

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  4. I'm going to try this!! Looks pretty easy. Thank you for sharing it.

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  5. Isn't coconut oil just the greatest thing since sliced bread? That stuff is amazing. I use it as a moisturizer under my make up most often. I just got back from Disney and one of the stores in Disney Springs has nothing but sugar scrubs but that stuff is so expensive! This is so simple and I have all the ingredients right at home! Thanks for this! Coming to you from the FB page Blogging Boost! Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for reading! I love coconut oil if you couldn't tell!

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  6. I love making my own scrubs too! I've also done this but with only one kind of sugar. I will definitely try it your way. Thanks!

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  7. Love this recipe! I'm a fan of both handscrubs and coconut oil! I'll definitely give this recipe a try!

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    1. I'm glad you liked my post! Thanks for reading!

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