I don’t want to brag, but my feet have been looking pretty awesome since this scoopable DIY sugar scrub came along.
Which is saying a lot, because I’m pretty hard on my feet! Especially during this time of year when I’m subjecting them to all sorts of gardening and outdoor bare foot shenanigans.
I’m so excited about this scrub that I even made a little video about it. Scroll down for the video…
For quite a while now, I’ve wanted to tweak my Perfect Sugar Scrub recipe to be more scoopable. I sure do love that sugar scrub, but a more accurate descriptive word for it would be ‘scrapable’. You gotta scrape that scrub outta the jar because the coconut oil solidifies and hardens the entire mixture. Boo!
You want to know what finally pushed me to develop a scoopable DIY sugar scrub? My vanity.
Spring hit northern Virginia early this year. All of a sudden it was warm enough for sandals and I was headed out for a date night with Mr. Native Texan. But alas, my feet were absolutely terrifying. No way was I ready for sandals, so I had to sweat it out in cute flats.
Which made me think about the beach. My feet are always in awesome shape after a trip to the beach! All that wet sand exfoliating my skin…what if there were a way to make “beach feet” last all year long?
Good news: This new recipe for scoopable DIY sugar scrub has my feet feeling so soft and smooth, I can hardly believe it. Beach feet, baby. Without the beach. Plus it’s delightfully scoopable!
There’s just something about the combination of sugar (exfoliation) and coconut oils (softening) that works miracles on my poor, hard working feet. Also great for hands, elbows, knees, and toes, knees, and toes. <wink>
I chose grapefruit for the scent, but feel free to use whatever floats your boat!
Sugar scrub makes a great gift, too, even for guys. My husband loves sugar scrub for removing grease, paint, and sap from his hands after outdoor projects.
In general, glass is best for storing essential oils and oily concoctions, but I often choose a sturdy plastic for sugar scrubs to avoid the possibility of broken glass in our tiled shower or porcelain sinks. Tip: shallow containers are best!
- Mix sugar and coconut oils in a bowl. (Don't use plastic! Glass is best, or ceramic or stainless steel.)
- Add essential oil and mix again.
- Transfer to container.
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page