Christmas is Coming quick. good gift DIY: Warm Vanilla Brown Sugar & Coconut Body Scrub This brown sugar scrub smells absolutely amazing! It's definitely the perfect treat for skin that's begging to be pampered. Not only is it a wonderful exfoliant, but thanks to the coconut oil included in this recipe, it's very moisturizing to the skin as well.
Vanilla body scrub recipe: 2 1/2 cups sugar in the raw 3/4 cup white granulated sugar 4-5 tbsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup almond oil* In a bowl, mix together the sugar in the raw and the white granulated sugar. Add in the vanilla extract and almond oil and mix well. *I used olive oil and added more than was called for to really saturate the sugar mixture.
Homemade Sugar Scrub: To make this scrub, use equal amounts of brown sugar and white sugar. (For a 6 oz. jar that equals about 1/4 cup of each.) Then, fill the jar to the top with olive oil. It should cover the sugars and then add an extra half inch of oil. Finally, just add about 1-2 tablespoons of vanilla extract and stir.
The sugar scrub I made this time was based on this recipe from Care2. The approximate recipe I used is below and I say approximate because I kept having to make up more to fill the jars I had but the proportions are pretty good to go. 1 C white sugar 1 C raw sugars 1 1/2 C almond oil 1 T liquid lecithin 1 T vitamin E 1-2 drops eucalyptus and lavender essential oils