You probably know by now that I have a serious love for all things DIY. I recently wrote about my sister’s upcoming bridal shower and how I used Microsoft Publisher to DIY some really cute invitations (you can check that post out here). Today I wanted to share with you the homemade sugar scrub I made for party favors to give out to her shower guests. This scrub is the perfect way to relax while taking care of your skin, and it smells SO GOOD! Whether you are looking for a cute and simple gift idea or just wanting to treat yourself to a spa night in, this DIY recipe is for you! You can make this sugar scrub in just 5 minutes and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry! Here’s a step by step guide to the recipe I used:
Vanilla Lavender Sugar Scrub Ingredients:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (almond or olive oil would also work)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10-15 drops lavender essential oil
- *Optional* Food coloring
(You can switch up the ingredients to create any scented combination you want; think Coconut Vanilla, Cucumber Mint, Strawberry Lemonade… the possibilities are endless!)
Step 1: Sugar
Depending on the quantity of sugar scrub you are wanting to make, you may have to alter the measurements – just remember you want to use 75% sugar and 25% oil. For this recipe I made small batches using 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil.
Step 2: Oil
Warm up the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds (or until oil is in liquid form). Add to the sugar and mix well.
Step 3: Vanilla
For this recipe I wanted the calming effects of lavender but the sweet aroma of vanilla. I used 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and stirred that into the sugar/oil mixture. (Bonus: if you want to earn extra DIY points, you can use homemade vanilla extract. Keep an eye out for a future post on how I make my own vanilla soon 😉 I wish I would have had enough for this sugar scrub recipe! Guess I’ll have to make more!)
*Optional step: food coloring*
Since I was making these for a bridal shower gift, I wanted them to look extra cute and have a soft lavender hue to match the theme. To get this look, I added 6 drops of red food coloring and 4 drops of blue food coloring. Feel free to skip this step as it does not offer any benefit to the scrub besides making it pretty 🙂
Step 5: Lavender Essential Oil
Last but not least, add the lavender essential oil. Not only does lavender smell A-MA-ZING, it is known for its calming effects. Perfect for this at-home-spa-treatment recipe!
Once you’re finished it should look something like this:
To add the finishing touch, spoon your scrub into a little glass jar and voila!
I added these cute labels that I printed out on kraft paper and tied around the jar with twine. I loved the sweet wording and the ‘Scoop, Scrub, Rinse’ phrase the Classy Clutter blog used on their labels and tweaked the wording/font to fit the style I was going for.
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