Making this Cranberry Homemade Sugar Scrub puts me in the mood for holiday everything. I love the smell of fresh cranberries, and the color and smell really make it perfect for getting in the mood for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Homemade sugar scrubs are so easy to make and very inexpensive, especially considering how much the store-bought ones cost! They are great for exfoliating your skin, can be used all over the body (avoid sensitive areas like eyes and genitals), soften the skin (so no more gross, rough elbows and feet), and smell amazing! There are thousands of different ingredients you can use to customize your homemade sugar scrub like lemon, orange, or coffee!
Making a homemade sugar scrub is a perfect way to pamper yourself. I am a huge fan of self-care. It's important to take some time for yourself, even if you have to deal with a little mom guilt to do so! Especially if you are like me and have a busy life with kids underfoot all the time while working from home. Using a few simple ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen to create a natural and healthy scrub to exfoliate and moisturize your skin is a great way to treat your body to some pampering.
Cranberry Homemade Sugar Scrub
If you plan to use this Cranberry Homemade Sugar Scrub as a gift idea for the holidays, then make sure to remind your friends and family that it does have fresh cranberries in it. You'll want it to be used in a shorter time frame than some traditional store bought varieties for that reason. I would say it is good for a couple of months in an airtight container, but not much longer than that.
I prefer to store my homemade sugar scrub products in glass containers since most of my recipes use essential oils. You can make this one in a plastic container though, especially if you are worried about it being slippery in the bathroom! I found that using these simple round containers made for food storage is actually a great way to gift homemade sugar scrub. They are inexpensive in bulk, and they seal wonderfully so no leaking. Plus you can easily print a large round label to go on top for gifting.
1. Thoroughly rinse cranberries and drain. Blot dry with a paper towel.
2. Add the cranberries to a food processor or blender and blend into a paste.
3. Add the cranberry paste, sugar, coconut oil and vitamin E (if using) into a mixing bowl.
4. Mix all of the ingredients until well incorporated.
5. Spoon into an airtight container and store for up to 2 months.
As you can see, putting this together is a super easy process. I prefer using a high powered food processor or a blender. I love the Blendtec or the Ninja Auto IQ in the kitchen for projects like this since it processes right through the cranberries. Trust me, a cheap blender will be hard to do this with.
Make this easy Cranberry Homemade Sugar Scrub for yourself or as a gift for friends and family anytime you want a fresh and wonderfully scented pick me up. The berries and sugar offer great exfoliation while the coconut and vitamin E oil offer excellent moisture for dry winter skin. You can't go wrong with this as a great gift idea for friends and family this year.
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