Friday, October 18, 2013

Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub

For my friend's Baby Shower, I made little jars of lavender-scented coconut sugar scrub as party favors.
These were super simple to make, and make great gifts!

This recipe makes 4 jars of sugar scrub. Adjust accordingly. I multiplied this recipe by 2, to get 8 jars, then made 3 batches of that, so I ended up with 24 favors. (Did I lose you on the math?!)

I love these little jars - they are so cute: short and fat!  
They actually have Ball canning jars at Target and Hobby Lobby lately, which is so convenient!  I found them in the kitchen aisle of Target, at about $1/jar:  Ball 4ct Platinum Wide Mouth Jars (8oz)


1  16oz jar of organic virgin unrefined Coconut Oil - melted. (It is usually cheapest at Trader Joe's or online)
4 cups white granulated sugar
16 drops of lavender essential oil


Stir lavender oil into the melted, liquid coconut oil.
Pour into mixing bowl.
Add sugar, and stir until completely moistened and combined.

That's it!!

Scoop scrub neatly into jars, and seal with lid.

I bought some Avery printer labels that are sized correctly for the tops of canning jars, and designed a little label for the favors.
The exact labels I used are these: Avery #22818 in brown paper color.  They make white ones, too, but they were so shiny, I didn't like them.  Luckily the font colors I chose was still able to be seen when printed on brown kraft paper, instead of white. actually has a design program (here) where you can design a label, from scratch or a template.
I printed out these labels, and added them to the filled jars.

The little guys, all lined up.

We placed the jars into Chinese takeout boxes, lined with tissue paper, and added a Thank You printable card to the fronts of the boxes, to finished off the baby shower favors.

These favors were a hit, and they are such a fun gift!
You can make just one for yourself, or make several to give to friends as party favors or holiday gifts!

So There.


  1. NICE! and such a cute idea for a baby shower!!!

  2. You just gave me a great recipe for Christmas gifts. Thank you. One question - does it have to be coconut oil or is there another one that will work?

    1. Oh, good! I'm so glad! :)

      You know...any organic, naturally found oil, that is nicely, or neutrally, scented oil will work fine!
      Coconut oil is a unique guy because it solidifies more easily, and you want the final product to be more solid than liquid. (An hour in the fridge does this nicely, if it is too hot at room temp.!)
      So, just test the alternative oil in the fridge for a bit, and if it firms up a bit, you are good to go!
      I believe olive or sweet almond oil would work. Not sure if jojoba oil solidifies well, but that is a good one for your skin, as well.

      Let me know what you end up using!! I'd love to hear :)

  3. It's that easy? Dang. Thanks for the step-by-step!

    1. Yep! Super easy!! :)
      Happy to help. Thanks for reading!

  4. Do you find that the cocunut oil solidifies too much? What do u recommend to keep it soft ?

    1. No, it works fine! If it is stored in a cold place and solidifies, just zap it in the microwave for a few seconds (without the metal lid!) to soften! Or, even scoop out a 'serving', and just warm in your hands for a second, and it will soften.
      Alternatively, if it is warm out and melts too much, store it in the fridge for a bit to harden.


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