Recipe: Home-Made Sugar Body Scrubs

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

It’s unbelievably dry here in Calgary. If anyone follows me on twitter you’ve probably noticed that I have been asking for remedies for my dry and cracked hands.

I received a lot of suggestions and I really appreciate all of them so thank you. Moving to a more humid climate isn’t an option unfortunately but the other suggestions were wonderful and helpful.

I am finding more and more lately that going back to basics is the way to go. What does that mean exactly?

  • Using fresh and organic ingredients to bake and cook with.
  • Canning during the year to capture the freshness of vegetables.
  • Avoiding added chemicals in skincare and hair products.
  • Making my own bath and shower goodies.

Basically I’m going back to the way my grandparents lived. Everything home-made and organically grown.

With December almost over and the New Year approaching, I’ve been thinking about what I want to share with you all in the New Year. I plan on showcasing frugal ways of making your own sauces, canned goods, and skin care. Sharing seasonal and fresh ingredients available here in Calgary. Sharing gluten free travel adventures that I have planned.

I’m starting with making a sugar body scrub. Specifically a mint chocolate scrub and a Meyer lemon sugar scrub. Both are so easy to make and great to use in the shower.

Plus these scrubs are quite inexpensive to make and are excellent home-made gifts.

 

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

 

1 cup organic sugar

2 Tbsp good quality dark chocolate cocoa

1/2 cup canola oil

1 tsp peppermint extract or a 2 drops of peppermint oil

 

Instructions: Mix together in a large bowl the sugar and cocoa.

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Add the canola oil and stir to combine.

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub
Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Spoon sugar scrub into canning jar. Top sugar scrub with a little more canola oil.

Screw on jar lid.

Enjoy! 🙂

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

 


Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub

Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub

 

2 cups organic sugar

zest from 3 Meyer lemons

1/4 to 1/2 cup Meyer lemon juice

1/2 cup canola oil

1 tsp dried orange zest

1 tsp dried lemon zest

 

Instructions: In a large bowl, combine sugar, zest and juice from meyer lemons.

Add oil and stir to combine.

Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub

Spoon into canning jars.

Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub
Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub
Meyer Lemon Sugar Scrub

 

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