Homemade scrubs are a great way to soothe and heal hard-working hands. Maybe you don't garden, but as a busy mom, I bet there are other things you're doing that take a toll on your skin. This scrub is an excellent way to help your hands and pamper yourself a bit. It's so relaxing to use, and you won't believe how soft and smooth your skin feels after using it.
Ready to mix up a batch of lavender sugar scrub? Go ahead! Keep reading! You deserve a little pampering!
Lavender Sugar Scrub
What You'll Need
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender (You can grow and dry your own or buy some here.)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 15-20 drops lavender essential oil
- Blend together the coconut oil and sugar with a mixer. A little less sugar can be used, if preferred. I like using the full two cups because I've found after the scrub is fully prepared, the sugar still dissolves a bit more.
- Once the sugar and coconut oil are combined, add the drops of essential oil and mix again.
- Gently fold in the dried lavender.
- Spoon the scrub into air-tight containers. Set the containers out to use or gift to others.
Using Your Scrub
Wet your hands. Scoop out a small amount of the scrub. Rub it all over your hands. Rinse and pat dry. The scrub is great to use for other areas prone to dryness like elbows, knees, and feet. Using it is like having a spa day in your own home. My kids love trying it, too! They beg to wash their hands just so they can use some. Sugar scrub for the win!Storing Your Scrub
Store your scrub in air-tight containers. I like using mason jars. It will keep about one month from the date you make it. Oh, and it's important to have clean hands when preparing and putting the scrub into containers to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Another Lavender Creation!
Do you love lavender as much as I do? You might also enjoy these DIY Lavender Sachets!
Have you ever tried making your own sugar scrub? What kind did you make? As a busy mom, what do you do to pamper yourself from time to time? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.
Happy sugar scrub making!
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I love lavender scrubs and this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it at Over The Moon party. I hope you stop by this week since you are my featured pick for this week.
Have a great week,
Looks fabulous. I'm going to make this scrub instead of buying so expensive ones. Also, I'll know the ingredients are safe.ReplyDelete
Yay! I'm so happy to hear you're going to give it a try. I agree...homemade is always better. :)Delete
Just made a dozen jars as Christmas gifts for all the ladies in my family. I just tried it on my own hands and it's absolutely lovely. They are going to love this, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
how many little mason jars does the recipe fill?ReplyDelete
It really depends on how many ounces your jars hold. We were able to make around 6-7 with the jars we used.Delete
Do you need to sterilize the mason jars?ReplyDelete
Great question! I usually run them through the dishwasher or wash them with warm soapy water and let them air dry before putting the sugar scrub in them.Delete
Looks amazing have tried this but with salt and grapseed oil really good for dry skinReplyDelete
My scrub turned out too greasy. Any suggestions?ReplyDelete
I'm not sure where you live, but I could see that being a problem in humid conditions. A simple solution is to use more sugar. Also, make sure your coconut oil is in its solid form when you whip it up with the sugar. You do not want it softened to a liquid.Delete
I hope that helps. Fingers crossed that the next batch is fantastic! :)
Wish I knew how much this makes! I am planning on making some for Christmas presentsReplyDelete
I'm usually able to fill 5-6 small mason jars to the very tip top. :)Delete
So you don't heat the Coconut oil when making? What if you used Olive oil? Thanks!ReplyDelete
No, you do not heat the coconut oil. I don't typically use olive oil in my scrubs. I find it makes them too greasy.Delete
How long is the shelf life?ReplyDelete
It should keep at least 1-2 months. I usually use mine up before then, though. :)Delete
Do you use plain table sugar?ReplyDelete
Just made 12-1/2 pint jars(8 oz) by multiplying by 4. Turned out perfect! Easy and beautiful for shower favors. Would also make 24-4oz!!ReplyDelete
I just made this for a friend and plan to give it to her in a week. Should I refrigerate it until then?ReplyDelete
It should keep just fine at room temperature. Happy gifting!Delete
hey, where did you get those mason jars they look really cute!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I think they may have come from Hobby Lobby.Delete
Can grape seed oil be used instead of coconut oil?ReplyDelete
I don't think that would work well. This is not the liquid fractionated coconut oil. I use the solid coconut oil that mixes well with the sugar and creates a light, fluffy consistency. A liquid oil like grape seed oil would be way too runny and goopy.Delete
what kind of sugar do you use ?ReplyDelete
I use white granulated sugar. Sugar in the raw would work well too.Delete
This is great. I love scrub and I love lavender scent. Thank you so much. I will make this soon.ReplyDelete
Love this! If I jar them and don’t open will they last longer than 1 month?ReplyDelete