The cold months are always hard on my skin. I tend to get really dry and in desperate need of moisture! I LOVE a festive smelling hand scrub. I keep one next to my sink throughout the year and will use it a few times each week to keep my hands extra soft and smelling delicious.
Today I have an amazing sugar hand scrub for you…it smells divine! Bonus, this DIY is incredibly easy and takes no time. The perfect gift to whip up for your friends! See what I did there?! 😉
-red food dye
-moisturizing oil (I used argan oil)
–peppermint essential oil
–vanilla essential oil
Step One: Pour 1/4 cup of sugar into a small bowl. Add one drop of red food dye and mix to create a red/pink look to your sugar. Set aside.
Step Two: Using a hand mixer or a mixing bowl, add one cup of coconut oil and 3/4 cup of sugar. Make sure your coconut oil isn’t too melted before using, you’ll want it to be firm. Turn on your mixer and whip until stiff peaks form.
Step Three: Add in 1 tablespoon of oil, you can use argan, vitamin E…whichever you prefer. This helps make it extra moisturizing. Also add in your essential oils at this point. I added 10 drops of peppermint and 3 drops of vanilla. Blend everything together.
Step Four: After everything is whipped up, slowly fold in your pink sugar.
Step Five: Scoop your hand scrub into small jars. This amount filled an 8oz jar to the brim with a little extra left over. I suggest using 2oz or 4oz jars to give out to your friends! Warning, you might want to eat it! I love that it has a delightful peppermint and coconut scent to it…so yummy!
Add a beautiful ribbon and a pretty porcelain spoon to make it extra fancy and ready for gift giving. Since there aren’t any preservatives in our hand scrub, it will only last about 6 months. Using the spoon to scoop out the scrub will help keep it sanitary!
Enjoy and keep warm! Lots of love, Sav.
Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.
I made quadrupled the recipe and made enough for about 16 of my co-workers. They were elated to receive this hand scrub. Thanks for sharing!
Really loving this DIY – it actually also almost looks good enough to eat! Def. have to give this beauty DIY a go!
I’ve just made this and it smells divine! It’s also lovely and moisturising after you’ve rinsed it off x
That looks like it would smell (and feel) amazing! I love DIY beauty products =)
Bridget / http://nuttyhiker.com
Such a cute idea! Love!
This looks so good! Cant wait to try it <3
What a cool idea, I’d love to try that!
DIY scrubs are so good and moisturizing to the skin. I prefer to use brown sugar mostly. This sounds tempting too. I gotta try it the next time. 😀
Oh this is great! x
Jessica — NinetyCo
Hi! I’m not sure if I posted my earlier comment or if it’s just being moderated still (hello 8 hour time difference) so I’m just gonna do it again since I really want to know!
So my question was: is there a specific reason why this is just for hands and not for the whole body? I’m thinking of doing this for my one-jar-mom who most def will use this for the whole body. So do I need to modify this some how to fit her?
This sounds like it’s going to smell super nice!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Oh wow! I am in love with this idea!
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