Getting Crafty: DIY Vanilla Body Scrub

This and That Blog - Getting Crafty: DIY Vanilla and Shea Body Scrub

Every year the besties and I have a Christmas weekend away somewhere in the UK where we watch Christmas films, don festive knitwear, catch up, eat all the food and swap presents. After weekends in Nottingham, Cambridgeshire, the Peterborough countryside and Oxfordshire this weekend has come to feel like the beginning of Christmas, which I love! This year we headed to Leicester and had a very festive time – it was so glorious, can I go back?

As part of the tradition we do two secret santas, one where we buy a present and the other where we make something. For my made gift this year I decided to make a vanilla and shea body scrub, which was not only easy to make but also smells delicious. Definitley worth considering if you’re making any gifts this year!

Read on to find out how to make your own Vanilla and Shea Body Scrub.

This and That Blog - Getting Crafty: DIY Vanilla and Shea Body Scrub

You’ll need: 2oz Shea Butter, 1oz Coconut Oil, 0.5 cup of white sugar, 0.5 cup of brown sugar and 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preheat the over to 120 degrees

Put the shea butter and coconut oil in a glass dish and place in the oven until melted

After the butter and oil has melted, which will be only a few minutes or so, remove the dish from the oven and place in a larger dish full of ice cubes

Leave to cool down

Before it’s completely cold add the vanilla extract and stir

Add the white sugar and stir until it’s all incorporated, then add in the brown sugar until fully mixed.

Spoon into clean jars and gift to someone!

So there you go, super easy right? Why wouldn’t you make your own and gift them yourself? The scrub will keep for up to three months, and shouldn’t be used on the face, or sunburnt or broken, etc

-Fi x