Erin Ashley DIY coconut rose sugar scrub
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Relax. Rinse. Repeat.
By Cristina Wilson | Photography by Sean Pressley, Erin Ashley, and vendors
Posted: Monday, Jul. 22, 2013
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Erin Ashley shares her recipe for an easy DIY summer scrub so you can pamper and polish right at home.
Coconut Rose Sugar Scrub
Coconut oil (Glaser Organic Farms)
Rose essential oil (or any preferred essential oil)
Note: The amount of each ingredient will vary based on how oily or rough you would like your scrub to be. However, the general rule of thumb is 2 parts sugar to one part oil.
Step 1: Pour the sugar into the container you will be using to store the scrub.
Step 2: Microwave your coconut oil until it is in liquid form. Pour into the container with the sugar and mix.
Step 3: Add your essential oil, as many drops as you like until you get the desired amount of fragrance. Mix.
Voila! You have an organic sugar scrub free of all of the additives found in store-bought options! If giving the scrub as a gift, you can make a cute label for the top of the jar. Use on moist skin, or use on dry skin for a deeper exfoliation.