Now being me I thought to myself: "You know...we could MAKE something like this in five minutes with stuff we have around the house anyway.".
I quickly set to work gathering the needed supplies and an empty relish jar that was due for recycling and mixed up a batch as a little test.
Granted, it probably isn't as moisturizing or high quality as the stuff you can buy but it certainly is fun to make.
So below is a little tutorial for anyone that wants a fun little weekend project or needs some sugar scrub to tide them over until they can pick some up.
1 Empty jar or container, preferably leak-proof for obvious reasons
Granulated sugar (or brown sugar if you prefer)
Oil (coconut is good but you can use plain old veggie oil or olive oil if you want to)
Essential oil or something like vanilla extract
1) Get your container and give it a good scrubbing to ensure that it's clean and reasonably smell free.
2) Gather your supplies, I personally used pure peppermint extract (leftover from holiday cookies) and canola oil but mostly because it's what I happened to have on hand.
3) Either in the container or in a bowl measure out 1 cup of sugar (or more depending on your container of choice, but remember you have to leave room for the oil!)
4) Measure and stir in a 1/2 cup of your oil (again, depends on how much sugar you used but the general rule is 2 parts sugar to 1 part oil.)
If you run out of room for the oil, stir for a bit and some of it should absorb down into the sugar making room for more. Be sure to mix until there's no dry sugar left at all.
5) If desired add essential oil or extract now and transfer to your container if you mixed it in a bowl.
6) (optional) Grab your craft supplies and decorate your lovely new jar of sugar scrub!