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 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 Essential oil for topical usages
- 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.
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).
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 oil, but there are a lot of essential oils that can really help here. Make sure you read about the strength of each oil so you do not over do it! I buy my oils from Young Living Wholesale (you get a kit with the top 10 best selling by doing the Premium Kit)
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.
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.
About Essential Oils– as you know Essential Oils have been all the trend lately!
But for a good reason.
I have done my research and recently signed up to be a distributer and purchaser with Young Living. I get all my oils for crafts like this one (and for household usages as well) from here. Why did I choose Young Living? I love oils from a lot of brands but I felt personally I could share on my blog this brand because of its Seed to Seal rules and no pesticides. In any case, check it out!