Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe for Kids with Coconut Oil
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In the meantime, Kids Crafts by Three Sisters will give you an easy homemade sugar scrub recipe using coconut oil, natural colorant & sugar. Sugar scrub is a great exfoliant and moisturizer for the skin. The girls' absolutely LOVED this kids craft because they not only used it for themselves, but made several batches for friends & family as gifts. Between you and I . . . I think they also enjoyed eating the organic sugar that fell on the table 😉
ITEMS WE USED TO MAKE OUR HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB:
• 1/2 cup of cane or brown sugar
• 1/2 cup of coconut oil
• Natural Colorants from "How to Look PRETTY"
• 1 air tight jar
• 1 mixing bowl
• Essential Oil - Optional
• A variety of Duck Tapes or washi tape to decorate the lid- Optional
• White Sharpie marker - Optional
HOW TO MAKE OUR EASY HOMEMADE SUGAR SCRUB FOR KIDS!
STEP 1: Add 1/2 cup of cane sugar or brown sugar & 1/2 cup of coconut oil to your bowl and mix.
CANE SUGAR SCRUB: In our recipe, we used every day organic cane sugar, which can be found at your local grocery store. The texture of the cane sugar crystals is fine, creating a sand-like mixture to the touch.
BROWN SUGAR SCRUB: If you would prefer to make a brown sugar scrub, simply swap out cane sugar for brown sugar. Again, the size of the brown sugar crystals produce a fine, sand-like mixture.
It should also be noted that if you use brown sugar scrub, adding colorant is not necessary. We actually tried adding colorant to a batch of brown sugar scrub; however the results were not aesthetically pleasing. So, when in doubt, keep it natural.
STEP 2: When the mixture is mushy to the touch and your able to leave a fingerprint in the mixture, add 1 drop of colorant and stir. Continue to add 1 drop of colorant at a time until your sugar scrub is the desired color.
NOTE: If you'd like to layer different colored sugar scrubs for the final product, split the mixture in differing bowls and color them as you wish. If you love essential oils and want your sugar scrub to smell like peppermint or lavender, add them here.
BROWN SUGAR SCRUB: If you're making the brown sugar scrub, simply stir the mixture together until it is mushy to the touch. As a rule of thumb, if you can leave a finger indentation in the mix, you're good to go.
STEP 3: With your mixture complete, it's time to fill the jar. If you have multiple sugar scrub colors, layer them one at a time in your air tight jar until it's filled to the top.
NOW THE FUN PART, DECORATING!
Give your homemade sugar scrub an extra special touch by decorating the lid. We used a combination of Duck Tape & Washi Tape, but you can use whatever you have in the house
STEP 4: Start by applying a piece of Duck Tape, longer than than necessary and lay horizontally across the lid. Gently tuck the remaining tape under the backside of the cover. Next, apply several strips of Washi Tape over the rest of the exposed lid.
STEP 5: Depending on the tape colors and decoration of your lid, choose an appropriate paint or sharpie marker to write a nice message on the lid.
STEP 7: To make our package complete we wanted to provide a small scooping tool. So, we wrapped the tip of a wooden spoon with matching Washi Tape used on the lid. Hey, and if you don't have a wooden spoon, use a popsicle stick. Attaching it the jar is as easy as wrapping a rubber band beneath the lip of the sugar scrub lid.
Finally, if you're one of those people who prefer learning by watching a video, we've got you covered. Watch how easy it is to make Homemade Sugar Scrub.