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Coconut Citrus Sugar Scrub

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I can’t believe it has been over three weeks since my last post.  I’m realizing more and more, that most weeks life just isn’t going to slow down… that this is my new normal.  And if I want time for myself, time to create, I’m going to have to make a bigger effort to make it… it’s not going to just happen on its own.  

And even though it’s been three weeks since those cupcakes, I haven’t stopped being in a citrus-y mood!  I got to put some little gifts together for my MOPS table last week, and it was super fun to put a little homemade spin on it!

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Since it has been abnormally warm here for this time of year (it feels like summer already and in many years past it hasn’t until after the 4th of July… it’s still the beginning of June?!), I thought of a summer citrus sugar scrub.  

I’ve had a love affair with sugar scrubs since I worked at Bath & Body Works in high school.  And don’t get me wrong, I still love B&BW (anti-bac hand soap sales anyone?), but why pay 15 bucks for a little scrub when I can make enough for 10 ladies for about the same price!  

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To make this scrub I used:

1/4 cup coconut oil (melt in microwave before mixing)

1 cup white sugar

1 tbsp shredded coconut (pulsed in the food processor to make smaller chunks)

citrus zest (I used orange and lime zest)

6-8 drops of citrus essential oil (I used 2 drops each of DoTerra Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange, and Grapefruit)

And then I multiplied all that by 10, mixed it all up, divided it up into little mason jars and slapped a chalk label on there!

The best part, it took no time at all to put this all together!  Thank goodness… because, as always, I left this until the night before I needed to hand out my gifts.

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Then I put the jars in little bags with a little nail polish and nail file, and chocolate of course.  What mom can’t appreciate a little good chocolate?!  And ta-da, my gifts were ready to go!

There are so many ways to mix up this little scrub, and there are so many scrub recipes out there online using stuff you probably already have on hand!  

Do it… pamper yourself a little this summer!  I know I need to do the same!  ;)


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