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18 September 2017

Caramel Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

How to make a cute caramel apple sugar scrub.  This easy recipe is perfect to give as a gift!

I feel like pumpkins steal all of the attention in the fall.  If you give me the choice between pumpkin anything and a caramel apple, then I'm going to choose the caramel apple.

My daughter wanted caramel apples this week, and I decided that it would make a wonderful sugar scrub.  A nonprofit that I'm involved with had several women volunteer for a special project, so I wanted to give them a small token of appreciation with this caramel apple sugar scrub.




This caramel apple sugar scrub recipe is so easy to make, but layering it makes it look like a boutique sugar scrub.

It's also inexpensive to make, and you probably already have half of the ingredients in your cupboards!

Caramel Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe


For this recipe, you'll be making two different scrubs and combining them.  The measurements below will make two 8-ounce caramel apple sugar scrub jars, but you can double or triple it to make more for gifts.

More homemade sugar scrub recipes:




Sugar


I used white sugar for the apple layer and brown sugar for the caramel layer.  White sugar has more scrubbing power than brown sugar, so when you combine them, they are better suited for all skin types since it's gentler.

Both types of sugar have alpha hydroxy acids so help slough off dead skin cells.

Neither white sugar nor brown sugar should be used on the face though because they are too harsh.

 


Carrier Oil


I used fractionated coconut oil because it's a lighter oil, but you can use olive oil, grapeseed oil, or any other liquid carrier oil.

Learn more about more than 40 carrier oils and their benefits for skin and hair in my book, Carrier Oils.



Jars

Since this is a layered scrub, it looks best in a straight walled clear jelly jar.  I like the 8-ounce size because they are perfect for sugar scrubs.

I like the ones with a one piece lid.  It's easier to use if you're giving them as a gift.




Ingredients



Directions


Step #1


To make the apple scented layer, combine 1 1/2 cup white sugar, 3/4 cup of the oil, and 20 drops of apple fragrance oil.  Add 3-5 drops of red food coloring until you get the desired color.  Mix well and set aside.

In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup oil, and 1/2 teaspoon caramel extract.  Stir well and set aside.





Step #2


Fill a clear jelly jar with 6 ounces of the apple sugar scrub.  I pushed the apple scrub down and wiped down the inside of the jar for a clean line.  Then top with 2 ounces of the caramel sugar scrub.





Step #3


Repeat with the remaining jars.  If you have one of the scrubs leftover, treat yourself to a scrub for your efforts!


See how easy it is to make a caramel apple sugar scrub recipe?  This recipe is easy to double or triple, so it's a great gift idea if you have a lot of gifts to make.



These make great teacher gifts, too.  I know the apple theme is cliche, but I'm sure most teachers will overlook it for an awesome handmade sugar scrub!




Caramel Apple Sugar Scrub Recipe

Yield: 2 8-ounce jars
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 30 Mtotal time: 45 M
This caramel apple sugar scrub is layered for a cute and fun look.

materials:

steps:

  1. To make the apple scented layer, combine 1 1/2 cup white sugar, 3/4 cup of the oil, and 20 drops of apple fragrance oil. Add 3-5 drops of red food coloring until you get the desired color. Mix well and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup oil, and 1/2 teaspoon caramel extract. Stir well and set aside.
  3. Fill a clear jelly jar with 6 ounces of the apple sugar scrub. I pushed the apple scrub down and wiped down the inside of the jar for a clean line. Then top with 2 ounces of the caramel sugar scrub.
  4. Repeat with the remaining jars. If you have one of the scrubs leftover, treat yourself to a scrub for your efforts!
  5. See how easy it is to make a caramel apple sugar scrub recipe? This recipe is easy to double or triple, so it's a great gift idea if you have a lot of gifts to make.
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How to make a caramel apple sugar scrub recipe. This easy hand made scrubis for exfoliating the body, for hands, for legs, and for feet. This fall scrub looks cute in jars for packaging. It makes a great gift idea for Christmas, too. This simple DIY scrub uses brown sugar and white sugar. #sugarscrub #diy #diybeauty








Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.