DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

DIY Mermaid Sugar ScrubDIY Mermaid Sugar ScrubHi friends and hello Monday! Um, I’m just going to jump right into it—can we talk about how perfect this sugar scrub looks? I had no idea going into the project that it was going to be even better than I had expected!! Okay, so I made this sugar scrub last year for my bridal shower and it was a hit, so I thought, why not try another sugar scrub?? I think this one tops last years. Not only am I sharing the tutorial on how to make your own, BUT I also included a printable to place on the lid of your jars! It has a cute little quote on it that says, “feel like a mermaid” …because we all need to feel like a mermaid every once and a while (duh!). Not only is this an awesome recipe for you, but it will also make the most perfect gift!

Okay, so here’s how to make your own mermaid sugar scrub.

What you need:
Recipe fills about 3 of these 8 oz. jars

• Jars (I used these 8 oz. jars)
White sticker paper (for printable)
• ½ cup of coconut oil
• 2 cups of sugar
• 1 tablespoon of coconut extract
• Red food coloring
• Blue food coloring
• Green food coloring
Mermaid Sugar Scrub Free Printable

DIY Mermaid Sugar ScrubDIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

How to:

Step 1: Mix in sugar, coconut oil, and coconut extract into a large bowl. DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

Step 2: Break the well-mixed sugar scrub into thirds and place each third into three separate bowls.

Step 3: This step may vary for your mixture so please color to your liking. Here’s what I did—In the first bowl, place 1 drop of red. Mix well. In the second bowl, place 1 drop of green and 1 drop of blue and mix well. Lastly, place 1 drop of blue into the remaining bowl and mix well.DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

Step 4: Using a spatula or spoon, scoop each color into the jar, portioning off so that each color fills a third of the jar (see photo below to get a better idea).DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

Step 5: Using a stick (or the end of a fork) lightly mix the middle of the scrub so as to give the colors a swirl effect. DIY Mermaid Sugar ScrubDIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

Step 6: Print and cut out your Mermaid Sugar Scrub labels and place onto the lid of your jars.DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

Step 7: You have officially made your own mermaid sugar scrub!DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub DIY Mermaid Sugar Scrub

I have no doubt in my mind that this will bring you one step closer to feeling like a mermaid. The smell of the coconut makes it even better too! Have you made sugar scrub before? I honestly had no idea how easy it was until I made some last year.

If you make your own mermaid sugar scrub don’t forget to share on Instagram and use #sharethelv so I can see all of your beautiful photos!

You may also like this mint to be sugar scrub.

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  • Denise Jaworski June 30, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Does the food coloring transfer to your face when you wash with it? Would hate to make this and have a colored face!

    • Love Vividly June 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Denise,
      No, the food coloring should not color your skin. As long as your lightly coloring the scrub you really shouldn’t have any problems. I’ve made this scrub a couple of times and haven’t personally had that issue. I hope this helps!

  • Jennifer November 15, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Ive never used coconut oil for a scrub before and this recipe is perfect for a secret santa. Do i need to melt the coconut oil?

    • Love Vividly November 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Hi Jennifer! Yes! This would be a wonderful secret santa gift! I don’t recommend melting the coconut oil at all, as the solid state of the oil will mix well and hold the ingredients together in order to create the scrub.
      Best of luck!