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Friday, December 16, 2016

Sugar Scrub Recipe - Perfect Last Minute Gift Idea

Are you looking for an awesome gift for everyone in your list? Have you waited until last minute and want an easy and reasonably priced recipe that you can make yourself? Look no further, sugar scrub is your friend!

This recipe is so easy and it works wonderfully. You can customize it by adding more or less sugar depending on the consistency that you want. The great thing about using coconut oil is that it doesn't leave an oily residue, so it can be used on the face and body!

I suggest using lavender essential oil instead of peppermint. I know, I know, peppermint is all the rage around the holidays. But, peppermint oil can have detrimental effects on new breastfeeding mothers' supplies. So, instead of screening everyone on my gift list, I use lavender.

Besides being such a mild and well-tolerated oil, lavender is also amazing for easing headaches and migraines, relaxation, skin irritations, and it can really lift your mood. It is such a great overall choice that it is what I always use.

With that being said, if you feel comfortable using peppermint or some other oil and you know how to add it safely, then, by all means, use whatever you want. The point of this recipe is to make a sugar scrub that you and the special people in your life will enjoy.

If you are using regular coconut oil, you may have to soften it first. To do that, just put it in a microwaveable container and hear for 7-10 seconds at a time until it's mostly liquid. If it becomes warm, allow it to cool slightly before adding sugar. If you're using fractionated coconut oil, you won't have to do anything to it first, as fractionated oil is always in liquid form.

For more information on what fractionated coconut oil I use as well as this recipe in action, I will post my video here as soon as it's available.

Sugar Scrub Recipe

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Lavender Essential Oil


1. Soften Coconut Oil if needed.
2. Combine Coconut Oil and Sugar and mix thoroughly.
3. Add Lavender Oil and mix again.
4. Pour into jars and sela with lid. Enjoy!

I hope that you enjoy this recipe. I love making it for my family and friends as gifts throughout the year! If you make this recipe, please share on Twitter using #alacuisinellc. Have you ever made sugar scrub? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

All views on this product are my own but I am an Amazon affiliate and I do make a comission on sales through my affiliate links.

 Fractionated Coconut Oil that I use from from Amazon.

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