I love a good sugar scrub. Or salt scrub. Ok, maybe I just really like to exfoliate. It is like a spa treatment minus the large German women in my own shower.
I have been making my own sugar scrubs (even giving them as gifts) for about 5 years now. A friend of mine gave me a sugar scrub for Christmas that she had made and I loved it. She obliged me with the recipe and now this is my go to scrub!
Thank you Stephanie Kotz for this wonderful recipe!
1 cup white sugar
2 TBSP cocoa powder
1/2 cup grapeseed oil (Coconut Oil would work too).
2 drops peppermint oil (although 1/2 to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract would work too)
sugar & cocoa powder. Stir in 1/4 cup oil and peppermint, adding
up to 1/4 cup more oil based on your desired consistency. You can add a
drop or two of vitamin E oil if desired. Spoon the scrub into containers with tight fitting lids. Enjoy! **Plastic Chinese takeout containers work well for this**
Confession: I do occasionally splurge of Lush's Ocean Salt from time to time