Homemade Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub {with Valentine Day Printables}

I have a little special treat to share today that makes a sweet inexpensive gift for the upcoming holiday. I have shared a couple of sugar scrubs in the past and this one is my favorite for this time of year. The cold winter air takes it’s toll on your skin and this scrubs revives your dry hands and leaves them silky, smooth and moisturized. {The scrub is also fantastic for your legs and feet}


This sugar scrub is extremely easy to put together using items you probably already have in your pantry. And if you are looking for a quick and easy gift – you can make a double batch and fill a couple of jars at once.

Ingredients Needed:
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
2 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
1 Cup of Sunflower, Safflower, Almond or Vegetable Oil

Additional Supplies Needed: Clean glass or plastic container that seals


Mix the Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Ground Ginger together really well – slightly grinding them together.


Thoroughly combine together the Granulated Sugar and Brown Sugar – making sure to crush any lumps. Add in the Sea Salt and mix well.


Add the oil of your choice. You can use Sunflower, Safflower, Almond or even Vegetable Oil. I like to use Sunflower Oil, found in most health food stores. Sunflower oil, like other oils, help to retain moisture in the skin. {Safflower Oil is very similar to the Sunflower} Alternately, you can use plain Vegetable Oil as well. {I would omit using Olive Oil with this scrub as the scent can be a little too powerful}


Package the scrub in a well sealed, clean, dry, glass or plastic container. Mason jars work very well. One batch yields approximately 16 ounces of scrub.


I made a few printable labels that can be found {here}.


Here are a few tips to keep in mind for this homemade sugar scrub:

Store in a cool space out of direct sunlight.

The scrub does not need to be refrigerated if made using the ingredients above.

The addition of sea salt acts as a natural preservative and recommended if you are not planning on using the scrub right away.

It is important to keep water out of the scrub. The addition of water to the scrub mixture makes it prone to growing bacteria. Use a spoon or scoop to remove the scrub from the container.

The scrubs that I have previously made have lasted up to six months when used with the care described above. If a scrub goes bad you will be able to smell it and tell. If you see any signs of bacteria growth in the container toss it out immediately and make a new batch.


Happy Friday my friends ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. Sounds wonderful, and so fragrant! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. I bet it smells wonderful!

  3. Oh my goodness. This sounds wonderful and now I know what I am making for gifts! :) Thanks.

  4. This sounds really good! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. ohhh yum – love your recipe! isn’t this stuff the BEST during winter? or summer or spring or fall? :) I have a VERY EASY recipe for SKIN POLISH/SCRUB too – c’mon by for a visit anytime!

    http://www.northerncottage.net/2011/12/polishing-skin-scrub.html

  6. I love it! This is adorable! Great recipe, and great idea! <3

  7. WOW..
    Thank You..
    I will be making this tomorrow..

  8. This is so wonderful, Stephanie! Thank you so much for sharing :D

  9. Thanks for the wonderful post. I’ll be mixing up a batch of this scrub today! :-)

    http://www.craftrunwag.blogspot.com

  10. This is a great post! I too look for homemade beauty solutions on my blog, maybe you could check it out https://samconstant.blogspot.com
    Thanks

  11. Can this be used as a facial scrub as well?

  12. I used it as a facial scrub and it made my face feel so soft and it didn’t taste bad either :) I use coconut oil because that was all I had.

  13. Just made this for my daughter, and kept a wee bit for myself! Can’t wait to try it in the morning shower! I used grapeseed oil…

  14. How about walnut oil? Has anyone tried that?

        

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