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Source: Washington Post/ Deb Lindsey

Moms need to take some time to treat themselves.

Don’t you agree? This Mother’s Day, make something thoughtful, creative and fun. A sugar scrub is easy to make and a great way for Mom to relax.

She can use the scrub on her hands or body (avoid face) and then wash away with water. It will leave her with smooth skin and a relaxing scent.

Because most of the ingredients can be found at home, sugar scrubs can be made anytime. Try surprising mom every once in a while with different kinds of scrub.

We have a simple four-step recipe to show you how to make a chocolate peppermint scrub. This craft doesn’t have to match ours exactly.

Get creative and decorate it any way you want. We’ve got you covered with other ideas that Mom will definitely love, too!

Source: Washington Post/ Deb Lindsey

Hands-on time: 20 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Makes: 8 ounces

Kitchen gear: Measuring cups, large bowl, large spoon

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT SCRUB

Supplies

1 jar with a lid, Mason jar or jam jar work well

1 cup sugar

½ cup coconut oil, melted (microwave for 30 to 45 seconds)

Peppermint essential oil

¼ cup cocoa powder

Step 1:

Pour the sugar and coconut oil into a large bowl. Mix together. Make sure you mix until you see all the coconut oil is absorbed.

Step 2:

Add cocoa powder and mix well. Make sure you do not see anything white clumps of sugar.

Step 3:

Add 5 to 8 drops of the peppermint essential oil and mix.

Source: Washington Post/ Deb Lindsey

Step 4:

Spoon sugar scrub into the jar. Decorate the jar any way you want. You can add ribbon around the rim or write a sweet message on them.

OTHER RECIPES TO TRY

Lavender Vanilla Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 to 8 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops purple food colouring

Pink Lemonade Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

5 to 8 drops lemon essential oil

4 drops pink or red food colouring

Coffee Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup ground coffee

Green Tea Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

2-3 green tea bags (open bags and empty contents into a bowl)

[The Washington Post]