Pamper yourself like a princess – or treat the princess in your life – with this non-toxic homemade Beauty and the Beast sugar scrub that you can make with a few common ingredients! Sugar scrubs may seem like a non-essential but once you’ve incorporated them into your child’s (or your own) bath time routine, they’ll become a bathroom staple!
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I love them for their softening properties but they also work as a gentle exfoliator, removing dead skin and dirt without using harsher commercial products. Now that my daughter is washing herself completely independently, using a sugar scrub is a great way to ensure that she is cleaning out the dirt under her fingernails and removing dirt and dead skin cells effectively – because I can’t guarantee that she is scrubbing well with a washcloth.
(And I can trust her to use a sugar scrub independently because it’s nontoxic and edible, unlike most commercial products for cleaning or exfoliating.)
Another wonderful thing about homemade sugar scrubs is that you can include essential oils into your recipe and reap the benefits of those individual oils. For this bright and cheerful sugar scrub I went with my lemon essential oil which smelled amazing mixed in with the dried rose petals.
(I previously made a lemon poppyseed sugar scrub which I love for using on my face but I don’t love it for bath time as it leaves poppyseeds everywhere!)
And a fun bonus? The rose petals rehydrate in the bath which is just as fun for adults as it is for kids! My daughter loved playing with the rose petals in her bath after she was done washing herself.
How to Make a Belle Sugar Scrub
You will need:
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon essential oil
- Yellow food dye, optional
- 1 dried rose
- Mason jar
Place the sugar in a bowl and add the coconut oil – add the food dye and lemon essential oil directly to the coconut oil and then stir it to incorporate fully into the sugar.
Test the texture and add more coconut oil as desired.
You can leave the sugar scrub as-is, a bright and cheerful lemon-scented sugar scrub, or you can take it a step further and stir in dried rose petals.
Spoon into a mason jar and if you’d like, you can top it with this cute printable label – especially if you plan to give them as a gift.
You can use card stock and tape/glue, or print them onto mason jar sticker sheets.
Have you ever used a sugar scrub? Have you tried using it with your kids?