Since I had the coconut oil I bought I decided to make some scrubs with it. If you have never used/seen coconut oil is has kind of the same look/consistency as shortening.
I wanted to make a sweeter scrub for a body scrub and also one to keep by the kitchen sink for my hands. So here we have our ingredients-
For the Salt Scrub I used-
an oil mixture of grapefruit, eucalyptus, peppermint & lavender.
For the Sugar Scrub-
turbinado or raw sugar
To make this you need to fill you container about 3/4 of the way full with your sugar or salt. Melt the oil in a glass cup in the microwave, about 30 sec. a little less maybe. Add in your oils(5-10 drops) or extract(1t.) Stir it in. Slowly pour the oil over the salt/sugar and stir it in until you get the consistency that you like. Cover and enjoy! :)
The vanilla sugar one, oh boy this stuff smells good enough to eat :)
I put some of each of these in cute little glass containers that I bought at goodwill. And labeled them to give as a gift.
Since we moved here there is a lady from church that made an extremely kind and thoughtful gesture to my family. Long story short she arranged a big get together, spur of the moment, to introduce Mr. K to some other boys his age so he would feel more comfortable here- which he now does.
So I packaged these up with the body butter I made,
and a couple loaves of Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread.
To give to her as a Thank You. When someone does something like that to help your child it really touches your heart.