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Lavender has got to be the quintessential bath herb! It’s a favorite of many and its soothing effects are always welcomed which is why this relaxing lavender sugar scrub is a great diy to make for yourself or as a gift!
Who doesn’t need a little self-care these days? This sugar scrub is just the thing to help you relax and unwind after a hard day, week, year….
On top of helping you relax, lavender is great for soothing your skin and even helps make it softer! Soothing and softening! Lavender is a perfect addition to a sugar scrub!
This relaxing lavender sugar scrub uses just 4 ingredients and odds are you have them in your home already!
Ingredients in this Relaxing Lavender Sugar Scrub
Sugar is used in this recipe mostly for its exfoliating properties. Sugar will help clear off those dead cells and help your skin look bright and fresh.
Coconut oil is my preferred oil in sugar scrubs for a few reasons. Coconut oil is a solid oil if the temperature is below 76 degrees. This means that this scrub is a bit less messy to use because it holds its shape better.
That said, you can definitely swap out the coconut oil for your favorite scrub oil if you don’t love coconut oil.
Lavender Essential Oil
Popularly known for its calming and relaxing properties, lavender can also help calm your skin as well! This is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Dried lavender is included in this sugar scrub mostly for its looks but of course, it also adds the lavender benefits that are listed just above in the lavender essential oil section.
Note: if you don’t love the idea of rubbing flower pieces all over you, you can just leave the dried lavender out.
Relaxing Lavender Sugar Scrub
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil – melted (or oil of choice)
10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
1/2 tbs dried lavender
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
Transfer sugar scrub into your favorite jar and you’re all done! (I love these jars)
To use, gently massage over your skin and then rinse off.
Looking for more ways to use lavender?
Lavender Vinegar Hair Rinse
Lavender Chamomile Face Mask
Lavender Calendula Oatmeal Bath