I had such a blast making the sugar scrub and bath salts with the girls last week!!
A huge thanks to Amy for her recommendation on this spectacular class idea!
Most of the girls seemed to love the exfoliating... one of the girls said, "Oh, you have to give us this recipe!! My mom is going to LOVE this!!" (I thought this statement was super sweet! Have I mentioned that you all have amazing daughters!?)
Here we go....
Grab a few of your kitchen staples:
*Extra Virgin Olive Oil
our EVOO is in a Mason Jar because our bottle was leaking all over our cabinet shelves. When all else fails, fill up the Masons...
And your favorite aromatherapy essential oils:
*Lavender (calming) and Eucalyptus (exhilarating) were our choices.
Step 1: Pack 1 cup of brown sugar into a measuring cup and put into a large bowl.
Step 2: Pour in 1/2 cup EVOO.
Step 3: Measure out 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil and add to the mixture.
Step 4: Mix the brown sugar, EVOO and coconut oil with your fingers. Add more ingredients as you see fit. I added more brown sugar to make the scrub more coarse rather than oily.
Step 5: Add a few drops of essential oils until it smells pleasantly aromatic.
I mixed lavender and eucalyptus simply because they smell so good together, but you should definitely try out other ones. Jasmine would be rockin'! In fact, I'm going to get some today to experiment later. :)
Side Note: Keep a bottle of essential oil in your shower and sprinkle a couple of drops at the bottom of a hot shower for a super soothing sauna experience!
Step 6: Continue grinding up the mixture with your hands until nice and coarse. Grab a few Mason Jars and fill them to the rim. *You may want to whisk the mixture to make it fluffy before putting the mixture into the jars.
Step 7: Tie a pretty bow around the jar...
Step 8: Exfoliate with a jar for yourself and gift a jar to someone else!
*These make awesome Mother's Day, birthday, Christmas or hostess gifts!!
Which essential oil will you experiment with?