It’s been forever since I posted any DIY mini projects on here. My blog has overtime become more Fashion centric but every now and then it’s refreshing to be able to talk about other hobbies I enjoy on here. I started using essential oils for aromatheraphy a while back, and I’ve become obsessed with them and how versatile they are. I’ve recently started using them to make body scrubs, and there’s something quite relaxing about mixing oils and scents with coconut oil and sugar. I’ve been having so much fun with it, and they leave my skin feeling well moisturized, glowing, lush and vibrant.
I didn’t get to take pictures during the process, but I thought I’d document what oils I used for each one, as in the moment I tend to get carried away and forget later on.
Hopefully this is beneficial for you as well or as a homemade Christmas present this season!
Orange Mint Sugar Scrub
In addition to the several exfoliating benefits that come with sugar scrubs, orange and mint essential oils help with relieving anxiety, anger or stress, and mint is particularly known to help with focus. Together, they make for a vibrant energizing scent. I usually use this in the morning, to start off my day.
Calming Sugar Scrub
This is my personal favorite out of all four, because the scent of the mixture of oils is just divine! I was going for a nighttime scrub, so I mixed – lavender oil which helps with inducing sleep and relieving stress, frankincense oil which also helps with reducing stress, and decreasing stretchmarks, acne, and blemishes, and some argan oil, tea tree oil and focus oil for their calming scents, and their skin toning and nighttime moisturizing benefits.
Spearmint Sugar Scrub
I’m huge fan of all things mint! Mint shower gel, mint mocha, mint body lotions, mint gelato, and the list goes on. I just love how refreshing the smell, taste and feel of mint is. For this scrub, I wanted something really minty and fresh, and this combination gave me just that! As earlier mentioned, the smell of mint helps with focus, however lemongrass aids with relieving stress which provides a good balance to the scent. I usually use either in the morning, or at night.
Let It Snow Sugar Scrub
This was my attempt at making a more seasonal scrub as it’s the season after all! I opted for mint because it’s sort of a Christmas scent/flavor, and threw in a bit of everything else to balance out the mint. The scent of this scrub reminds me of Christmas, so I think it was a success. 🙂
I started all of them by heating up 2.5 spoons of coconut oil in a medium sized bowl.
Then using a spoon, I gradually stirred in some sugar and drops of each essential oil until I got the right consistency I was aiming for. I didn’t want it to be too oily, so I used more sugar (about 3x more) than oil.
Be sure to keep smelling the scrub as you add the oils, and reduce or add more of each, depending on what you’re going for. For example, with the Orange Mint Scrub, I used more orange than peppermint, because I was going for a more citrusy energizing scent.
Keep stirring, and then add in food coloring to get the color you’d like. I mixed red and blue to get the purple color of the calming sugar scrub.
I’m still experimenting and perfecting each mix, so hopefully I can give more precise measurements next time I update this post, but I hope this was somewhat helpful! Let me know if you make any of them, and which was your favorite. 🙂
Stay Smart; Stay Beautiful,