Do-it-yourself lavender sugar scrub is gluten-free and soy-free. With just five ingredients, it’s also easy to make and ready to go in 10 minutes or less!
Stress relief in a jar. Relaxation at your fingertips. A day at the spa without leaving your house. This sugar scrub is AMAZING. And Toodle? She can’t get enough of it. “I think I’ll need some sugar scrub in my bath tonight because I need to get out the old energy to make room for the new energy.” Dying. Dead on the floor over here. How is it even possible to keep a straight face with conversations like that?
But, she’s right. This stuff is game changing.
Long day? Sugar scrub. Favorite tv show got cancelled? Sugar scrub. It’s Friday? Sugar scrub. Would there ever be a reason not to use this delectable concoction? No. No there isn’t.
One word of caution, though. You may find yourself wanting to eat it. Or maybe that’s just me. So, this isn’t actually cookie batter? Roger that.
To stay chill and in stealth mode, I use organic raw sugar. It is coarser than regular sugar, which makes the scrub more effective. It also isn’t as sweet as granulated sugar, which means I’m less likely to forget myself and start eating it straight out of the bowl. Stay cool, Morgan, is what I have to tell myself. Don’t lose your crap over sugar scrub. #strugglebus
So, you may be wondering, does it actually work or is it just really pretty? It does actually work. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s gluten-free, soy-free, everything-free, but still works like it’s supposed to. Your skin will feel super soft, and equally super is the fact that it’s super cheap to make. Super.
I found the raw sugar at Costco, coconut oil and essential oils in the health food section of the grocery store, the jars in the dollar bin at Target, and everything else at Whole Foods. Super easy and free of allergens. Have I mentioned super? Well, just for good measure, super.
When we began our healthy lifestyle, we did well pulling out offending foods. But it never dawned on us that non-food items could contain allergens. I affectionately refer to that time as soygate. And I’m serious when I say that I’ll end up on an episode of Cops for throat-punching soy outside a health foods store. True as toast, soy is my nemesis.
But then this scrub comes into existence and all is well with the world again. I think it could save the world. Stuck for gift ideas? Not anymore. Tired and stressed out? Not anymore. Need party favors? Done. And those just-because-I-want-some occasions? No shame in that game.
So, Spiriteds, scrub up and enjoy. This amazingness in a jar is scrumptious. Spring is looking a whole lot brighter.Print
Lavender Sugar Scrub
- 1 1/4 cups organic raw sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup vegetable glycerine
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2–3 drops essential oil
- Pour sugar into large mixing bowl.
- Add melted coconut oil and stir with a fork until blended.
- Add vegetable glycerine, olive oil, and essential oils.
- Mix well and pour into glass jars.
- Use in showers, baths, or when washing hands.
A few favorite essential oils for this recipe are lavender and lemongrass. I like to combine them, too, for a springy scent. The combination of orange and Texas Cedarwood is also enjoyable.