This a wonderfully easy and cheap recipe to make for your friends (and yourself) this season. I love using my Coconut Sugar Scrub during summer months when coconut oil at room temp is a lovely soft consistency. It turns hard in the winter and doesn’t work as well unless you feel like heating it up, so I blended it with almond oil for this perfect winter scrub. If you live in a climate where you don’t have winter (lucky!), just make the regular coconut scrub and add peppermint essential oil.
This scrub is great for winter hands, feet, or the entire body! The scent can easily be changed by adding different essential oils of your choice.
Peppermint Body Scrub
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
14 drops peppermint essential oil
Melt coconut oil and then stir in almond oil. Let sit until the oil is room temperature (you don’t want the sugar to dissolve at all) or stick in the fridge for half an hour or so. Stir in sugar and add essential oil.
That’s it! Super easy. Look for small containers to store your scrub in and decorate. These will keep at room temperature for quite a while- I’ve never actually had a scrub go bad because they get used up before then.
Use the scrub on skin while it is dry (before rinsing or showering), massage as needed and rinse away. A small amount of oil will remain on the skin, leaving it luxuriously soft!