Valentine’s is just 6 days away. This is another quick, easy, and cheap DIY project that can be given to a significant other, friend, parent, teacher, or co-worker. Or, just make it for yourself! Treat yourself! (any Parks and Rec fans catch that reference?) The raw sugar gives the scrub a coarse texture, great for scrubbing away that dry, winter skin and the oil leaves your skin silky smooth.
Tropical Sugar Scrub
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 drop red food coloring (optional, gives it the slight pink coloring)
Several drops of the following oils: Grapefruit & Lemon (or orange)
In a small bowl, mix all of the above ingredients. Add oils, starting with 10 drops Grapefruit and 5 Lemon (or orange). Add additional drops (1-2 at a time) until desired smell is reached. Stir well. Store in mason jar or airtight container.
Notes: the coconut oil will give the scrub a “strong” smell of coconut. If you do not have essential oils at your house, check your grocery store. I found the Grapefruit oil and Lemon oil in the natural food section. You can also find them on Amazon.