One of my favourite products has to be my French Lavender Organic Sugar Scrub from Rocky Mountain Soap Company. Actually, they make a lot of my favourite products. Needless to say when I happened upon a recipe for sugar scrub on Inhabitots and saw that it was a fairly easy process, I decided to try making my own.
I just can’t follow ‘recipe’ instructions to the letter (it’s a disease I inherited from my mother), so I used the ingredient list from my favourite sugar scrub and the recipe at Inhabitots and came up with a method / recipe of my own.
I decided I didn’t want to make a huge batch or several containers, mostly because I’m not sure of the shelf-life. So I decided to make the recipe to fit the container. You can do the same …
You’ll need one container with a lid.
All amounts are based on the size of your container.
Organic Cane Sugar
Baby Oil with vitamin. E
Lavender essential oil (or another essential oil of your choice)
Notes: There are all kinds of oils you can use. Many sites I looked at recommended light olive oil, all said baby oil was ‘okay’. I choose baby oil and jojoba because they were convenient. The baby oil I chose had just two ingredients: mineral oil and vitamin e. As vitamin e was a listed ingredient in my favourite brand and reportedly good for your skin, I decided the baby oil would be a good choice.
There are also many kinds of sugar, I chose organic cane because I wanted a larger grain. I also like the brown colour, it looks more natural. If you wanted you could use regular white sugar.
I used my ‘scrub container’ to measure out the amount of sugar needed. I filled it to about the 2/3 or 3/4 mark and then dumped it into a small mixing bowl. I then added several drops of lavender essential oil and mixed thoroughly. Next I filled the ‘scrub container’ to the 1/4 mark with baby oil and added enough jojoba oil to raise the fluid level to about the 1/3 mark. I poured the oil mixture in with the sugar and mixed with a fork. The amounts were just right.
This means the sugar to oil ration is about 2:1 (two parts sugar to one part oil). It’s best to use a little less oil to start rather than adding too much.
Estimated cost: $3.00 including the ‘scrub container’ and I have plenty of supplies left to make more.
I’ve tried it and it’s wonderful.