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Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands!

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Sugar scrub is something I have always thought about making. Its easy enough and I knew I most likely had all the ingredients, I just never really gotten around to it! Today I decided to give it a chance and create my own Sugar Scrub Recipe as a DIY project to share with all of you!

I am all about inspiring the at home novice and this one requires little to no skills.  If you have a spoon to stir with, you can now move forward!

Before we go into the recipe, let me state that I picked up these adorable jars with lids and spoons at Hobby Lobby. They were about $2.50 (this varies on the jar and size) and I picked out the perfect size for the kitchen. You could also use a bowl, a large shell, a mason jar – the possibilities are endless.

 

Sugar Scrub DIY with easy at home ingredients to make your kitchen scrubbing hands soft and smelling good for hours

Sugar Scrub Recipe for Soft Kitchen Hands!

What you need

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup shaved (not packed) Shea butter
  • favorite oil
  • favorite color liquid coloring
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • storage jar

 

1) Pour 3/4 cup white fine grained sugar into a bowl. Because I was using this for the kitchen, I also chose to add 1 tbsp baking soda to help with the cleaning properties.

2) Use a cheese grater to grate out 3/4 cup of Shea Butter shavings. I really like Shea butter for how soft it makes your hands and is a must in this recipe! You can see that I did not pack it down when measuring. I also shaved it on a piece of paper thinking it would make it easier to dump, but since it’s a soap consistency, all it really did was stick to the paper.

Shaving it on a glass plate would probably be smarter.

how to make sugar scrub

Sugar Scrub DIY recipe with easy at home ingredients to make your kitchen scrubbing hands soft and smelling good for hours

Tip: You can buy Shea Butter in block form (as well as many soap kinds on amazon or hobby lobby. My large block was $12 but I used a craft store coupon to get it down to just over $6).

shea butter

3) Now pour 2 tbsp of Olive Oil on top of your sugar scrub.

4) Personally I like fruity smells when it comes to the kitchen, but many like peppermint, almond, vanilla, or citrus. This choice is yours! I put about 7 drops of the the oil onto the top. I used a grapefruit, which I picked up in the soap aisle at Hobby Lobby for $2.99

5) Add approx 5 drops of yellow liquid food coloring to spice up the color a bit and make it more “kitchen” like. If you choose to use a different smell, you can add a more appropriate color to “match” your scent (like peppermint and red, etc). 

6) Mix all your ingredients together. I found this easiest by just using your hands to mix it up.  Once mixed up just scoop into your jar with a spoon.

tutorial sugar scrub

OPTIONAL: Onto the decor! I used a heart punch to create some perfect hearts to tag the jar with.  If you do the outlined hearts, they make a great spoon holder for your scrub as well.

Sugar Scrub DIY recipe with easy at home ingredients to make your kitchen scrubbing hands soft and smelling good for hours

Sugar Scrub DIY recipe with easy at home ingredients to make your kitchen scrubbing hands soft and smelling good for hours

 

All Done!

How to make kitchen sugar scrub that makes your entire house smell good and your hands soft

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Comments

  1. dolores says:

    When will this expire ? Should it be stored a certain way? Just trying to figure out how much time I can make them beforehand .

  2. Congrats! You are featured on Vintage Zest! Feel free to grab a button and link up to Do Tell Tuesday this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-8-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

  3. Hi! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured you for this week’s Do Tell Tuesday party. You can check it out here: http://www.aromaofhim.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-link-up-8.html

    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!

  4. I am going to have to try this. My hands are so dry in the winter time. They have been a little better this year since I have been putting on this Shea Butter cream every night at bedtime. I pinned this so I will have the recipe – Thanks.

  5. My hands are always dry and this sounds so soothing. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.

  6. Love this I will have to try what a great DIY gift too

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