Funfetti Sugar Scrub

Funfetti Sugar Scrub | Mama Papa Bubba

Well, I’m excited to say that we’ve officially made it a full 3 months home from the NICU without baby bubba getting sick!  According to our nurses, the first 3 months {and especially the first 4 – 6 weeks} are the most critical as far as keeping little NICU babes healthy and bug-free, and I’m so glad we were successful.  During those first 6 weeks, we really avoided taking Sam to public places as much as possible, and though we’ve loosened up quite a bit since then, we’re still all about the hand washing in this house.  It’s such an easy thing to do and since it’s the best way to keep germs at bay, we’re going to keep on it.  After all, we don’t want baby bubba getting sick now any more than we did in the first 3 months – having a sick baby is awful!

So in order to keep encouraging regular, really good hand washes, we’re keeping things fun!  A while back we made our awesome DIY squishy soap {which was a huge hit, btw} and today Miss G and I experimented with making a new scrub – funfetti sugar scrub with soap built right into the recipe!  While most sugar scrubs have such a high oil content that they require at least a quick hand washing afterwards, this is an all-in-one step sort of scrub – it cleans while making your hands {or body} super soft and smooth, which is perfect for our little busy bodied girl who really doesn’t have any time to waste! ;)

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Here’s what we used to make our funfetti sugar scrub…  White sugar, coconut oil, castile soap, pure vanilla, and some candy sprinkles!

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Making scrubs is really easy.  Basically Miss G dumped everything except the candy sprinkles into a bowl and mixed it all well.

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Once that was done, she added our candy sprinkles and gave the mixture just a couple of careful stirs, so as not to make the colours bleed too much.

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Isn’t it pretty??

Scrubs come in all sorts of consistencies, and this one is like a thick, dense paste.  You could most definitely make it more of a dry / powdery consistency in order to have the colours bleed even less, but I find that a) those aren’t as fun for kids and b) most of the scrub gets dropped in or around the sink before it even gets used.  This recipe allows little ones to take a little scoop or pinch and it actually sticks on their hands as they rub, so it’s a win-win.

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With our funfetti sugar scrub ready to go, Miss G scooped it out into three little mason jars….

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And topped each one with a few more sprinkles just for fun!

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Now let the hand washing begin. ☺


Funfetti Sugar Scrub

  • 1 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4 of pure castile soap
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of candy sprinkles {extra for sprinkling on top}
Mix all of the ingredients, save the candy sprinkles, really well.  Add the sprinkles and do just a couple more stirs before transferring the scrub into small mason jars.

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8 thoughts on “Funfetti Sugar Scrub

  1. Good day, I really like the Fingertips Sugar Scrub and will like to make it the problem is that I live in Trinidad West Indies and we don’t have castile soap is there something else I can use.

  2. This looks so fun but I am afraid all that sugar would attract too many ants :( do you know of any no sugar scrubs?

    1. We’ve had ants in the past too and they’re such pests! So long as this is kept up on a counter with a lid on, it shouldn’t be an issue though! :)

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