I like to do things for my friends. Not so strange, right?
Sometimes, though, that desire can be a stress to the wallet, particularly if I’m looking to do something special for more than one person at a time.
Recently, I was getting together with a group of great ladies and wanted to have gifts for all of them, so I scoured the interwebs for something I could do that wouldn’t break the bank.
The end result?
These delicious smelling and SUPER easy to make sugar scrubs.
What You Need:
Jars – I got jam size ones from Amazon that I recommend.
Coconut Oil – I highly recommend Costco for this. They have a huge tub at a great price.
Essential Oils – Vitacost has GREAT deals on these.
Food coloring (optional)
See? Not very many ingredients.
And not a lot of steps!
I didn’t measure for this project – you all know by now that I hate measuring things and only do it when I bake because you HAVE to – so bear with me on the instructions.
Scoop the coconut oil (hopefully your house is nice and cool so your oil is solid – works best this way) and toss it in a mixer. You can also mix by hand, but I liked how the oil got a bit “fluffier” when using the mixer. Add sugar. Keep adding sugar until you have the texture you desire.
(For those still wanting measurements, I think I may have used twice the amount of sugar as oil.)
With coconut oil, you want to choose fragrances that compliment the already existing smell of the coconut. I made four different kinds of sugar scrub: Coconut Lemon, Coconut Lime, Coconut Peppermint, and Coconut Lavender.
OPTIONAL: For looks, you can add a squirt of food coloring to your mix.
Now you’re ready to fill your jars! This part is where Jonas got very involved, which made the project slightly messier, but honestly, you won’t mind because your house will smell delicious at this point. (Maybe the lavender was soothing me, too.)
Once you’ve filled your jars, you can make up pretty little labels to go on them. If you use a standard Avery label for canning jars, you can find all sorts of templates on Google to help you make your own.
This is a great go to for favors to give out at a wedding shower, tea party, or just because you feel like brightening someone’s day.
Do you have any favorite DIY gifts?