The more I read labels in the grocery store the more I want to cook stuff at home. The more I read labels at the beauty counter the more I want to cook stuff at home. And considering that the four ingredients in this wonderful Lemon Rosemary Sugar Scrub came out of my kitchen, it kind of feels like cooking. Plus, like any great food recipe, the end product smells divine and tastes great. Yes, you can try a little taste but stop yourself from eating the whole jar because, well, it’s mostly sugar. And you won’t have any left for the shower.
Coconut Oil–I love this stuff. Get it extra-virgin and unrefined. Coconut Oil is a natural moisturizer as well as antibacterial.
EVOO–(not pictured) Extra-virgin olive oil is loaded with anti-oxidants that make it hydrophillic meaning it traps moisture in your skin. It is a great moisturizer and exfoliator.
Lemon EO–cleanses, disinfects and works as an astringent.
Rosemary EO–anti-inflammatory, clears the conscious mind (and who doesn’t need that?).
Nuke the coconut oil until melted, throw in the sugar, essential oils and EVOO, mix it up good and you’re done. How easy was that? Now sit down, take a moment and just breathe in the amazing aroma. You’re welcome.
Okay stop breathing it in now, we’ve got to get it in some sort of container with a lid. I prefer a good ol’ mason jar and these little 4 oz. jelly jars are perfect for gift-giving. This recipe will fill 2 of these 4 oz. jars if you pack the sugar scrub in tightly. Make a cute label and give one to a friend then take the other one and put it in your shower or on your bathroom counter as a gift for yourself. Happy Tuesday to me!
Lemon Rosemary Sugar Scrub
1/4 c. coconut oil
1 c. sugar
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil
Put coconut oil in a microwave-safe container and heat in microwave just long enough to barely melt. Let cool for a few minutes. Add essential oils, sugar and stir really well until all ingredients are incorporated. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Fills one 8 oz. jar.