This handmade citrus sugar scrub is super simple and just amazing for moisturising your body. It also makes a wonderful gift for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Christmas, birthdays or even ‘just-because’ days! In fact a handmade beauty gift can be nicer than a shop bought one. Have a look at this Calendula Bath Soak, Candy Cane Soap, Winter Lip Balm, Sugar Scrub For Men and DIY Pamper Hamper if you don’t believe me.
And in case you’re wondering sugar scrubs are not meant to be used with soap. You rub the scrub gently on your body and rinse off allowing the oil layer to stay on your skin leaving you feeling beautifully silky and smooth… and this recipe is an energising morning scrub full of zingy freshness.
Materials Needed To Make The Citrus Sugar Scrub
You can adjust these measures to suit your container but for this I used a glass jar from Ikea.
300g granulated sugar
5 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil ( you could also use sunflower oil, almond oil, hemp oil etc)
10-15 drops of citronella essential oil
A few drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
To alter the quantity, fill up your jar with sugar first to work out how much you need and then pour out into a larger bowl to mix.
How To Make Your Citrus Sugar Scrub
Mix the oil and sugar together until the mixture will hold its shape when squeezed in your hand but will crumble apart when touched. The colour of the sugar will change from bright white to translucent looking. When you have the right consistency add the essential oil drops and mix in well before putting it all carefully into your container. Lots of recipes use large quantities of oil. I think this is a waste as most of the oil gets ashed away. You want to add just enough oil to cover each grain of sugar. This will help protect the sugar from dissolving and also rub the perfect amount of oil over your body.
I like to add an old spoon if I’m making it as a gift so that it’s easy to scoop out without getting any water in the container.