My holiday gift ideas continue, next up…Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub!
I absolutely love eucalyptus; it is my favorite of all the essential oils. I put a few drops in my diffuser every night when I go to bed and our bedroom smells heavenly and helps relax us to sleep. I also use eucalyptus body soap and lotion. I can’t get enough of it!
Of course it was the obvious choice when I decided to make sugar scrub for myself and for holiday gifts. This sugar scrub is so easy to make and such a treat to have in the shower. Not only will you smell amazing but your skin will be so soft and moisturized from the coconut oil. I have been using coconut oil as a makeup remover lately and it is wonderful!
There are only four ingredients in this scrub…sugar, coconut oil, salt (for preservation) and essential oil. You can use eucalyptus or your own favorite. Lavender, Peppermint, or any kind of blend would work.
After all the ingredients are mixed up pour into your glass jar and cover with a lid. The coconut oil will solidify as it cools. Open it up and give it a stir after about an hour then it will be ready for a bow.
I happened to have a small glass container in my cupboard that I used, but I did place an order for these glass mason jars on Amazon so that I can make more. I will gift them out to friends and family this holiday. Here is a link if you are needing to buy some. These jars are 8 oz each, the perfect size. About one cup of the sugar scrub fits into each of these jars. My recipe would yield 3 so if you want to make more double or triple it.
I hope you try this out, what a great gift!
Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub
- 1 1/2 cups coarse sugar (I used evaporated cane sugar)
- 1 1/2 cups coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 20-30 drops eucalyptus oil, more or less per your preference
Mix sugar, coconut oil and salt together in a bowl.
Add essential oils and mix thoroughly.
Divide mixture into glass jars and put lid on.
After about an hour give mixture a stir and put lid back on.
This mixture should be stored in a cool place, it can last up to a month.