DIY : Homemade Peppermint & Lavender Scrubs
What You'll Need (*for ONE jar):
- Mason jar
- Twine or ribbon
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (I used Dr. Bronner's)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar (I chose organic granulated)
- 1 tablespoon peppermint extract or lavender essential oil
- Food coloring set (blue + red for lavender, green for mint)
Once you have all of your ingredients laid out, begin by mushing (not packing) a 1/2 cup measuring cup with coconut oil. Once you've measured it out, pop it in a bowl and microwave it for 15-25 seconds to soften it out.
After you have your prepped oil, add in 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon of the scent of your choice, as well as 1 drop of your color of choice (add one drop of green for mint, or add one drop of blue and one drop of red to create purple--I had to repeat this latter one twice to get a better pigmentation). Your mixture should look something like this. After it's good and well-mixed, and you have no traces of the dye, you can begin to transfer the mix into your mason jar of choice (I went for the smaller version of the two sizes that were available at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts store).
After your jars are stuffed, you can elect to add fancy doily onto the tops of the caps, and/or ribbon or twine to create little bows around the necks of the jars. As you can see, I'm a pretty weak bow-tier, but I'm sure yours will look fabulous! Also, you can package these jars and give them to your friends and family for Christmas (especially the peppermint ones). It's a relatively inexpensive gift (although coconut oil and lavender essential oil can get somewhat pricey if you're not careful), made with your love and tender care. I don't see why you couldn't also distribute the scrub in half among two shorter, wider mason jars to double the gift-giving.
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