You can tell how much fun the kids had by how dirty they are at the end of the day, amirite?
And we all know how difficult it is to get them to agree to “scrub up” before dinner… well I’ve got something that any kid will think is amazing after you get them to try it the first time.
I generally think of a sugar scrub as me-time pampering. Taking a moment to make my hard-working hands feel soft and smooth – whether it is after gardening, cooking or lots of paperwork (so drying!).
But why not use it on the kids – to make them feel special? And by adding gentle soap to the scrub, you get it all done in one swoop. Scrubbing, cleansing and moisturizing. Then they are done and on their way with (hopefully) fewer tears.
NOW Foods sent me Sweet Almond Oil and Avocado Oil to test out. I was excited as I hadn’t used either. I got to test the Avocado Oil in some Quinoa Burgers, and I wanted to highlight how this ingredient is also excellent for skin care in this DIY Dirt Busting Hand Scrub.
Avocado is a thick oil and keeps hands supple, so it’s great for adding moisture back to your hands after washing. Sweet Almond is a lighter oil that gives non-greasy moisture and is perfect for sensitive skin (which my kiddos have!). You can learn about all sorts of carrier oils here at Scratch Mommy.
I am only just learning about essential oils and their properties. Using 2 drops of EO with 2 Tablespoons of carrier oil gives you proper dilution for children ages 2 and up. Lavender is calming, which the kids could use after a hard day of play! You can also leave it out or select another kid-safe oil if so desired.
My preschooler loved this soap! Totally unprompted he said:
I didn’t even have to scrub so much. This soap is magic!
- Add sugar and soap to a medium mixing bowl. Stir until combined.
- Add oils and essential oil (if using) and stir vigorously to ensure it is thoroughly mixed.
- Store in a jar.
- To use, stir with a spoon to reincorporate ingredients.
- A little goes a long way - use a spoon to put some soap on damp hands. Scrub, rinse, and done!
This post was created as part of the #NOWWellness Blogger Ambassador Campaign in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience.