follow these easy steps to make a beautiful, not to mention easy gift, for yourself or for friends and family.
you will need:
-a vegetable based carrier oil
step 1. acquire jars
i found these delightful blue glass jars at world market for about $0.97 each. glass containers in the shower or bath you may ask? what about broken glass? i do share your concern, please be careful. no one wants broken glass in the shower but no one wants plastic chemicals leeching into our bath products and bodies, at least i don’t.
step 2. pour sugar
i used regular white sugar. you can use white sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, and even salt if you prefer. how much sugar? well that depends on how much scrub you’d like to make. i just eye ball it depending on the size of the container.
step 3. pour oil
for this batch i used sweet almond oil. i prefer to use fractionated coconut oil because it stays liquid at any temperature and since they remove the fat, it will not go rancid. you can also you jojoba oil, avocado oil, olive oil…really any vegetable based oil of your choice. how much oil depends on the size of your containers and how much sugar. basically you want to saturate the sugar with oil, not leaving any dry sugar in your jar.
step 4. add essential oils
i added about 10-12 drops of geranium essential oil, 5 drops of roman chamomile and 10-12 drops of wild orange essential oil. the great part about making your own sugar scrub with essential oils is that you can customize your recipe for specific needs whether they are physical, emotional or spiritual.
i chose to use geranium, roman chamomile and wild orange because I felt drawn to their aroma. after completing the scrub i looked up the emotional properties of my chosen oils in an amazing book by daniel macdonald called emotional healing with essential oils.
geranium is the oil of love and trust. “geranium heals the broken heart and encourages emotional honesty.”
roman chamomile is the oil of spiritual purpose and “supports individuals in discovering and living their true life purpose.”
wild orange is the oil of abundance and “brings spontaneity, fun, joy and play into one’s life.
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step 5. stir
stir and stir and stir some more! if your scrub seems too dry, add a little more oil. if your scrub is too liquid, add more sugar.
step 6. voila!
enjoy and pamper yourself! or gift to a lucky loved one!