Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Make Your Own "Almond Joy" Body Scrub ~ All Natural DIY


This body scrub will certainly bring *joy* into your next shower! The dried coconut flakes will gently exfoliate your skin leaving it nice and soft. The delicious aroma will leave you smelling sweetly and lovely. Unfortunately, it may also leave you with a dessert craving and for this I do apologize :)

Simply mix together these ingredients from the pantry:
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. almond oil
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 - 3 tbsp dried shredded coconut (unsweetened kind)
  • 1 - 2 tsp. vanilla extract (depending on how strong you want it)

If the mixture is too dry, add a little more oil. If it is too oily, add more sugar until you reach the desired consistency.



This recipe should fill approximately (2) 4 oz. jelly jars or (1) 8 oz. jar. Though I personally prefer the look of glass, I will add that plastic is a safer choice for a container in the shower and/or tub.


Directions: In the shower, massage a small handful of scrub all over wet skin (avoiding sensitive areas, concentrating on dry ones), rinse off and pat dry. Don't wipe away the oil feeling since this will keep you moisturized without applying lotion. Suggested use is once a week. Not recommended for your face. (Caution: Shower tub or floor may become slippery with use of this product.)


HERE is the printable recipe and set of two labels which you may like to use or even add to your herbal. Simply download from the link, save and print.


To give as a gift, simply tie with a ribbon, raffia or twine. This is certain to bring some *joy* to the recipient {though not as much as what has already been given}...

"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
~ Luke 2:10-12


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48 comments:

  1. That will be the next one to try ;o) I just made some Lemon Scrub, but this one looks great too!

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    1. How fun! Let me know how you like it ;)

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  2. No way! I could eat the candy AND scrub my body with the same wonderful smell! Joy!

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  3. Oh, how I wish I had some almond oil in the pantry-- i have a niece that I still need to buy/make a gift for, and this would be perfect!

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    1. If you have a lighter oil, you can substitute it for the almond oil and then it would be like a "coconut vanilla" scrub :)

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    2. Hmmm. . . do you think olive oil plus either some almond extract or I have some almond flavored Lorann oil? Then I was also wondering about almond meal as an exfoliant. Any thoughts anybody?

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    3. That is a great idea with the almond extract or Lorann oil. Just keep in mind that if you are using extra virgin olive oil, sometimes the smell is stronger (so maybe try a smaller batch first). I am not sure about the almond meal, the concern I have is it going rancid... Perhaps someone else has some insight on that part?

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    4. Also, if you don't have the shredded coconut, sugar in itself is an exfoliator. The addition of the coconut just makes it more fun :)

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  4. Jes, this looks wonderful! I believe I will make some of this delicious scrub up for myself and for a gift to give my sisters. I have been praying about the "right" gift for them and here it is! Thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy your day, Debbie

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    1. Oh, that makes me smile :) Happy kitchen-crafting!

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  5. The scrub sounds delicious, and don't we all need some oil these days. Having to heat the house dries me out so bad. Thank you for the recipe, JES. And I do think those labels are some of the prettiest you've made. Love them. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Toni! Winter and autumn really are the weather for scrubs with the dryness and rough patches... This small amount should take you through it :)

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  6. This sounds great and would be a wonderful gift. I like the idea of the coconut oi & shredded coconut. That is quite unique. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Homestead Blog Hop!

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    1. Thanks! This idea came to me during a sweet tooth craving :)

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  7. Oh, this looks delightful! I hope to try this when I have all the needed ingredients. Pinning it right now! : )

    -Sarah

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit :)

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  8. Oh yum! I mean, oh how nice for the skin :) I have always wanted to make my own scrub and this one would be perfect! Thanks for sharing, dear JES. Hugs to you!

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    1. Yes, it is perfect for your sweet tooth :)

      Hope you are all staying cozy and warm in Colorado!

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  9. my daughter adores sugar scrub! And this recipe looks amazing!

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  10. Well JES, I made your scrub today, and I believe my sisters are going to love it! I made eight half pint jars, perfect size. I have extra to give away to those the Lord lays on my heart.
    Thank you again for sharing this with us. You were an answer to my prayer as to a gift idea for my sisters.
    Bless you!
    Debbie

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    1. Oh thank you for following up! This has put a smile on my face! I hope everyone enjoy it :)

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  11. Jes, thank you so much for not only sharing the recipe, but how kind of you to also to even share your beautiful label to top the jar. You put things together so nicely! Any of the ladies on my list would love to receive this as a gift. I love glass jars too, but would consider a plastic jar for mailing as it would probably transport easier and less costly too. Thank you for sharing the recipe and the label. You are such a sweet, giving lady. God bless.

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  12. PS - I need a Mounds or Almond Joy bar now........

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  13. Fabulous Post!! I love body scrubs and I've never used coconut. Pinned and Tweeted!
    Thanks for linking up on the Wednesday Homestead Blog Hop. :-)

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  14. I really want to try making this...Thank you for the inspiration! I will be pinning it too!

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    1. You are welcome :) Hope you like it!

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  15. This sounds delectable! Thank you JES for sharing this recipe and the printables and thank you for your heart in serving the Lord and encouraging us ladies. I pray that you and your family have a wonderful and Blessed CHRISTmas!

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    1. Thanks you Sharon for the sweet comment and visit :) Hope your weekend is blessed!

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  16. I was going to make some of this for Christmas gifts but just ran out of time but definitely a great idea and sounds just lovely. Thanks for linking up at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Sometimes time isn't on our side :) I understand that one! And thank you for hosting Good Morning Mondays!

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  17. Should I say "Yum"? This looks good enough to eat! Sounds like it would be wonderful for dry, itchy, winter skin. Wanted to let you know that your project will be featured at The Scoop this coming Monday night. Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thank you for the honor Suzy! :) I really appreciate the mention!

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  18. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  19. JES, when I saw that you linked this up to Stephanie's party I just had to come over and tell you that this was a BIG hit for my Christmas gifts that I shared with my loved ones. I have used it every day since I made it before Christmas and my skin is so soft. I love this and will be making a new batch real soon.
    Have a blessed day my friend!
    Joy to you, Debbie

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    1. Oh, thank you for following up! I am so glad you are enjoying it! :)

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  20. Such a nice treat to have on hand for a relaxing bath or shower. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hopped over from Stephanie's new link party.

    http://duhpaynes.blogspot.com/2014/06/sunday_21.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Anne! It really is a treat in the shower... Just try and not eat it as it could be tempting :)

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  21. This body scrub sounds lovely and the scent must be so sweet ~ thank you for the printable recipe!
    Nina

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    1. You are most welcome, thanks for visiting Nina :)

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  22. One of my favorite candy bars turned into a no calorie treat !!! Great idea !
    I really enjoy the thought and beauty you put into your bath and body ideas .
    Thank you for linking -up to Wearing with Wisdom ! Hope you will join us again next Wednesday .Have a great week !
    Leticia

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  23. I'm so glad I found your link at the Titus 2sdays link party. I've been looking for the perfect scrub to make for my best friend's Christmas present. I'm definitely pinning this one to make for her! When you get time, come check out my corner of the blogosphere at http://fearfultofearlessblog.com/

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