‘Tis the season for copious viewings of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and tons of holiday activities with the kids. So, why not combine those two seasonal themes to make a Kid-made Christmas Grinch Sugar Scrub.
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My kids love helping make sugar scrubs almost as much as they love the idea of scrubbing themselves with sugar in the bath.
Sugar scrubs have become essential to us in delivering the benefits of essential oils in a safe and reliable way, while also being good for exfoliating dead skin and providing such much-enjoyed sensory stimulation.
By switching up our sugar scrubs to include different scents and themes, I can specifically target whatever needs my daughter is having at the time (whether she needs help calming down, focusing, or – in this case – battling congestion) while keeping her interest in using them alive with fun, new themes.
We also love making homemade bath bombs and DIY bath salts to give us a variety of bath time options – and they also make wonderful homemade gifts! My daughter made this Grinch sugar scrub for one of her kindergarten teachers, and this fun Peppermint Swirl sugar scrub for her other teacher.
How to Make a Christmas Grinch Sugar Scrub
First, gather your ingredients:
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
- Green food dye
- Mason jar or glass container
- Medium-sized mixing bowl
- Heart sprinkles, for garnish
- Peppermint essential oil (optional)
- Eucalyptus essential oil (optional)
Start by making your preferred essential oil blend.
We went with a peppermint-eucalyptus scent that is just delicious smelling and a nice break from the heavy spice scents that seem to dominate the season – plus it gives that clear, tingly feeling in your chest that can make chilly mornings so much easier!
Stir the coconut oil into the sugar until completely distributed – it should have the texture of wet sand.
Add a few drops of each the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils and stir to distribute.
Spoon the scented and dyed sugar scrub into your mason jar – we have used funnels in the past, but I find that it just gets clogged up so with a wide-mouthed mason jar like this, just a spoon is great!
Sprinkle your heart candies overtop of the sugar scrub to drive that Grinch theme home!
You can also add layers of the heart candies throughout the sugar scrub, but they likely will blend with the surrounding sugar.
What is your favorite Christmas sugar scrub?