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The Blue & Gray Press | October 24, 2017

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Dorm Room D.I.Y: Scented sugar scrubs

Dorm Room D.I.Y: Scented sugar scrubs

By TIFFANY OSUANAH

With the change of the seasons and the unpredictable weather, our skin is often tired and dry from the winter season. It is time to try something new to exfoliate and refresh your skin. So, let’s remedy that with this homemade vanilla coconut sugar scrub. It’s easy to make and will spice up your shower life and convince you to leave those boring body washes behind.

I have wanted to try this D.I.Y. project for a while now because I heard it leaves skin feeling smooth and moisturized. This sugar scrub is great for your body, as it can help to soften and freshen your skin. The scrub also helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and maintain healthy skin, all without the use of harsh chemicals. This sugar scrub is easy to personalize to your liking and is affordable enough to make in large batches, so you can make it whenever you need it, all while leaving the hefty price tag at the store.

Materials/ Ingredients Needed:
1 jar
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1 cup of white sugar
10 drops of vanilla extract

Steps:
1. Place a 1/2 cup of coconut oil into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 45 seconds, or until melted.

2. Add the melted coconut oil to a mixing bowl, along with one cup of white sugar and 10 drops of vanilla extract.

3. Mix ingredients together and transfer sugar scrub into jar

The process overall is quick and simple, as there are few steps in creating this coconut vanilla sugar scrub. The hardest part of the whole process was transferring the finished mixture into the final jar, and even that was easy. I cannot wait to experiment with new ingredients and scents in the future. I think this will be part of my gifts to friends this year. You could try making new scented sugar scrubs like cotton candy, peppermint, lavender, gingerbread, strawberry, pumpkin spice, mango, vanilla and sugar cookie – the ideas are limitless.

You can find most of these ingredients in your cabinet, and if not, they are quite affordable to buy from the store. After testing the scrub, it left my skin smooth, soft and moisturized. Best of all, it smells great. Overall, this D.I.Y. project was a success and so easy.