How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

Home Made Sugar Scrubs 
I was a bit skeptical about the effectiveness of home made sugar scrubs, but figured I would give it a try.  After searching and browsing the Internet for ideas and different recipes I had a general idea of what I wanted to create. I did quite a bit of experimenting with different combinations and then created the scrubs.  Since the holidays were coming up I figured it would make perfect homemade gifts for all the ladies.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub:
Sugar
Coconut oil
Peppermint Essential Oil

This is a simple scrub to make and smells great, it even tastes great too! I have a habit of NOT measuring anything when I’m cooking or making stuff like this, so I don’t have exact measurements.

I combined all the ingredients and put them in cute jars that I decorated.

What I have found to be a favorite among my friends is the coffee-mint sugar scrub.  This one not only smells great but it is also delicious!  The fresh coffee grounds stimulate and invigorate your skin while the oils keep your skin well moisturized.  This is a great scrub during the dry winter months!

Coffee-Mint Sugar Scrub:
Sugar
Brown Sugar
Nutmeg
Coconut Oil
Fresh coffee grounds (brand does not matter; I used Chok ful of Nuts, but any brand works well)
Peppermint Essential Oil

I used roughly equal parts white sugar and coffee grounds, then added in a handful of brown sugar, about a teaspoon of nutmeg, coconut oil and about 15 drops of peppermint oil.  Then I blended them all together in a large bowl.  While mixing the ingredients, you should be able to tell if it looks dry or wet, I wanted my mixture to be a bit wet in consistency.  Depending on how you want yours add more or less of the coconut oil.

Citrus Hand Cleaner:
Sugar
Coconut Oil
Lemon Liquid Dish Soap

This is a scrub that would appeal to the male gender and it would be comparable to the Go-Joe brand hand cleaner.  I blended the sugar, coconut oil and liquid hand soap in a large bowl.  The consistency of this scrub is a bit dry, but that is what I was going for.  Not only does it remove tough stains and grease from hands but it also exfoliates to make them feel soft after all the hard work is done.