DIY: Brown Sugar Body Scrub

I love sugar scrubs. Not only do they smell amazing, but they make for great exfoliators and leave your skin super soft.
 I keep seeing all these expensive body scrubs in stores and I kinda laugh when I see them because it is basically $30 for sugar and oil with a label slapped on a plastic container. Why pay all that money when it's super easy (and cheap) to make by yourself?

Here's what you will need:

 1. 1 & 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
2. 1/4 Cup Coconut oil or any other type of oil you like
(Optional) 3. Essential oil for scent 
4. An airtight container

Step one. Take 1 & 1/2 cups of brown sugar and place in a mixing bowl

Step two. Combine 1/2 cup coconut oil with the brown sugar

Step three (optional). Add a few drops of essential oil (depending on how strong you want the scent to be it will be about 3 - 5 drops) or vanilla extract (I used 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract in my batch)

Excuse the messiness of the vanilla extract bottle . . . it's well-used

Step four. Now all you will need is a airtight container to store the scrub in ~ I suggest going to Amazon.com, Target or a craft store like Michael's and picking up some small mason jars.

*Brown sugar scrubs make great gifts, so you can tie a ribbon around the jar and voila! You've just created a super crafty, thoughtful, and delicious-smelling gift.*

Here are some things to keep in mind:
1. There is an expiration date: typically sugar scrubs last 1 - 2 months.

2. You need to make sure you keep the jar securely shut when it's not in use because of potential ants (gross, I know, but it can happen. . . trust me)

3. I wouldn't advice using this scrub on your face very often (probably only once a week) because this scrub is a very rough exfoliator and scrubs dead skin cells away and the skin on your face is more sensitive than the skin on your arms or legs.


Brown Sugar - $2
Coconut oil - $5 - $7
Essential Oils - depending on where you buy these from, they can range anywhere from $2 - $15 typically. Check out your grocery store or Amazon.com.
Jars - Buy a case of twelve 12 oz. jars here for $17.99 ($1.50 per jar)

Total cost per jar = $3 - $5! Way cheaper than spending $30.

I hope you liked this post! Let me know in the comments if you have your own recipe for sugar scrubs or plan on trying this one!

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