Ok, crafters, artists, bakers, makers, hard-workers….pay attention. This post is for you!
I have been painting for a few years now and this sugar scrub recipe has saved my skin! Literally.
As my summer garden grows and herbs begin to spill over the sides of the pots lining our front porch, this excellently useful recipe quickly becomes my favorite. Each ingredient has it’s own powerful physical and emotional properties (smell affects your emotions too!), but put them together and you have a powerful and super simple scrub to add to your clean-up and personal pampering regime.
I paint daily, and yet, my hands and nails are totally stain free. They are never dry. I mean that. All the oils that are the magic eraser of paints are also the nurturer of my skin. And washing takes about 20 seconds now and time is money, y’all.
And I smell amazing and everyone loves that.
I originally posted this recipe on June 24th 2014 (but it’s so good it needs to be shared again!)
Take 10 minutes and make this and then can spend another 10 minutes writing me a thank you note!
2T coarse salt (extra grit)
1/4 C coconut oil
herbs (I used Rosemary, lemon balm, & lavender)
3-5 drop each Lavender & Lemon essential oils
– Put the sugar and salt into a bowl and add the slightly warmed coconut oil (head just enough to become loose and almost liquid but not too warm.) You want the oil to moisten the sugar/salt without becoming too wet. Add more sugar or oil as needed.
– Chop the herbs finely, add and stir
– Add lime or lemon zest (optional)
– Drop in the essential oils and stir
Store in an airtight container away from heat or direct sunlight.
Get you hands dirty creating something wonderful and enjoy the clean up just as much!
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Wonderful Recipe for all you girls out there! A must try!
Loved it! Reblogged it ! 🙂
OMG, some heaven in a jar
Thanks for sharing Emily, I am totally making this! It sounds amazing x
Thanks for sharing!!! Blessings,
Tayrina from TGAWrites
Words of Comfort for your Heart
Oh I bet this smells incredible!
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This is a great idea
thanks for sharing! are the herbs necessary in this recipe? i don’t have easily accessible herbs so i’m hoping to not use them…
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Not really, no! The real help comes from the oils and sugar. The herbs just add a lovely scent and can be altered and changes to fit whatever you have on hand.
I told a friend of mine about this, and she ADORES it! She says that she had never experienced anything like this and is begging me to try it! So I guess I have to!
I usually make mine with olive oil, sugar and lemon juice, but this one sounds & looks great! So excited to try it 😀
Same as Pledislea, I love olive oil so I usually use this as well. It’s the best and helps with everything!
I love adding fresh herbs & essential oils to my scrubs, I usually stick to sugar though.. Salt tends to irritate my sensitive hands and I can tell if I have even the smallest cut! I also love to add a bit of fair trade Shea butter, just a bit though it will leave your hands extra soft! I’ve been making sugar scrubs for over 18 years now, can’t live without them!
To make a great lip scrub, use some Shea butter (whole foods has some if there’s one by you, or Amazon) add sugar and your done! I like a thick consistency, but it’s really up to you on the thickness! Keep in a cool dry place, massage lips rinse off with warm water! I don’t add essential oils or herbs to my lip scrubs…
I used to use Sara Happ lip scrubs for years but give them all away after using a DIY scrub following your guide, best of all time. Thanks a lot Emily =).