- oil of your choice
- essential oil (optional)
- decorative jar
I made a large batch and divided it into smaller containers because I made this for multiple people. For the first batch I used coconut oil and these cute jars I found at Roses. I used grapefruit oil for all of them.
You will do about a one to one ratio of oil to sugar. Mix it well with a spoon or your hands. Add the essential oils a few drops at a time until it smells the way you like it. Scoop it into a jar and seal it. If you use a small mason jar you can add fabric or a ribbon to the lid. I thought these lids looked pretty on their own.
To use the scrub, just scoop a bit out onto your hands and rub it around. It is good for exfoliating and the oil is moisturizing. After you scrub it around a bit, rinse it off with soap and warm water. Add some good lotion and your hands will feel excellent all day!
I should note that for the second batch I had run out of coconut oil. I decided to use some Crisco instead. It had the same results and mixed just as nicely, because the Crisco is solid at room temperature as well. I tried both versions and couldn't tell a difference, other than the scent of the coconut.
Please note that the recipient of this lovely gift should avoid washing dishes for at least 24 hours after use. Why ruin that nice, soft feeling??
P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway for Woolzies Dryer Balls here.