Just Say Spahhh…

DIY

words: Catherine Frederick

Whether youíre looking for a homemade gift for a friend, for Motherís Day, or a special treat for yourself, you canít go wrong with this spa trio! It features a sugar scrub, a body butter, and a relaxing foot soak. Natural ingredients make it perfect for all skin types. Pack it up in adorable half-pint jars, and itís a gift set perfect for pampering the ones you love.

Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

¼ cup coconut oil

5-8 drops peppermint essential oil (or your favorite scent)

2-4 drops red food coloring

1 ½ pint canning jar

Method

Melt coconut oil in microwave – about 15 seconds. Add sugar and stir until combined. Add food coloring, stir after each drop and repeat until you have the desired shade. Add essential oil and stir. Pack mixture into jar.

Use

Rub desired amount onto wet skin to remove dead skin cells, rinse well.

 

Body Butter

Ingredients

3 oz. pure cocoa butter

4 oz. coconut oil

4 drops peppermint essential oil

4-6 drops red food coloring

1 ½ pint canning jar

 

Method

Melt cocoa butter and coconut oil in microwave, stirring every 10 seconds until combined. Place mixture in refrigerator until cool, about 5 minutes. Place in bowl, whip with mixer until fluffy. Add food coloring, stir after each drop – repeat until you have the desired shade. Add essential oil and stir to combine. Pack mixture into jar.

 

Use

Rub desired amount onto wet skin to remove dead skin cells, rinse well.

 

 

Body Butter

Ingredients

1 cup Epsom salts

½ cup baking soda

½ cup sea salt

4-6 drops red food coloring

5 drops peppermint essential oil

1 ½ pint canning jar

 

Method

In a bowl, combine Epsom salts, sea salt, and baking soda. Add essential oil and stir to combine. Add food coloring. With fork, break apart the red clumps until evenly distributed, but not completely mixed in throughout. Pack mixture into jar.

 

Use

Dissolve ¼ cup into hot water, soak feet, rinse thoroughly.

 

There are so many wonderful scents when it comes to essential oils. Have fun mixing various food colorings with the essential oils you love best. Finish off the jars by adding a piece of scrapbook paper, fabric or a doily to the top of the lid along with a wrap of ribbon or twine.

 

Sugar2 Butter Foot 2 Paper cut outs

 

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