One of my favorite DIY gifts (and ways to pamper myself) is homemade sugar scrub. It is incredibly simple to make and uses ingredients you’re likely to have on hand. I love how smooth and wonderfully smelling it leaves my skin! Even Beach Girl enjoys using the “scratchy stuff” when she’s bathing in my tub.
Here’s my favorite sugar scrub recipe:
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
- 1/3-1/2 cup olive oil (depending on the consistency you prefer)
- 6-8 drops essential oil
As far as the fragrance (which comes from the essential oil), you really do only need 6-8 drops. A little goes a long way with essential oils. When I first made this at my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, we used peppermint or orange essential oils, but at home, I use lavender essential oil mixed with a little vanilla extract.
I find it easiest to mix the ingredients all together in a separate bowl, and then I store or gift it in a small mason jar.
Do you have any simple homemade gifts or favorite ways to pamper yourself?