Coconut Sugar Scrub

I'm a girl.  You know, in case you hadn't noticed.

I like girly things.  Makeup, dresses, pretty shoes, jewelry and spa treatments.  Ok, except I am sort of weird about strangers touching me and it's not often that a spa day is in the monthly budget.  But in THEORY - I like spa treatments.  I like yummy smelling bath products and lotions and scrubs.
DIY Coconut Sugar Scrub

In the past year or so, I've become a huge fan of coconut oil. Yes, I realize it's been around forever and I'm just late to the party, but at least I showed up.  In addition to becoming a huge fan of coconut oil, I've become a huge freak about chemicals.  In all fairness and reality - it's not like we live in a chemical free house.  I refuse to give up make up - trust me, you should be thanking me for that - and I am still looking for a good shampoo and conditioner that doesn't leave my long, thick hair in a matted mess after my shower.  (If you have any good suggestions for a 'less chemicals more good stuff' product, leave it in the comments section, PLEASE!)  But, regardless, I still try to do what I can when I can - and this is one of those times.

A body scrub that contains only 2 ingredients!  Wahoo!  This stuff smells so flipping good, I was tempted to sneak a bite.  I didn't, but I was definitely tempted.  This sugar scrub recipe comes from Robyn's View.

You'll need sugar and coconut oil.  And maybe a pretty little jar to store it in!  Take 1 cup of white sugar and mix in 1/4 c. coconut oil in a bowl.  It will take a few minutes for the sugar and oil to completely combine.  Be patient and mix thoroughly with the back of a spoon.  I wondered if maybe I needed to up the oil content just a little because it seemed at first that I had too much sugar, but I kept on mixing and eventually it comes together perfectly.

I had to test it out immediately.  (Seriously, I promised Jamie that we would meet her and Macie for lunch but I totally tried out the sugar scrub as I was rushing out the door)

Just put some of the scrub in your hands, and scrub away.  When you're done scrubbing, rinse well and pat dry.  I actually used a tiny bit of hand soap during the rinsing process and my hands still remained super soft and smooth.  And coconutty smelling.  Mmmmm.  Like an island vacation for your hands.  Here in North Carolina, it's definitely still swimsuit and flip flop weather - this would be a great scrub for elbows, knees and heels.  

Doesn't it look pretty?  Kind of like snow!  This would make the best little homemade gift.   I can't wait to use mine up - I'm thinking an at home mani/pedi night.  

Since I know you're going to make your own, I'm including a labels printable for the labels I used on these jars.  They fit the wide mouth Mason jar lids. I printed my labels out on the full sheet sticker labels by Avery, and then cut them out.    

What's your favorite body product?