Now that summer is basically over (*wheeps*), it’s time to use the last summer fruit I’ll find for another year. I’ve never actually made anything with mango before, and I had NO idea how freaking hard it is to cut a mango. Do you know what the core of a mango looks like? It’s a crazy little fruit.
Anyway, I made Andrew go hunt down a mango for me so that I could make this really luscious and easy homemade mango sugar scrub. It’s kind of an odd texture because it remains very liquid, but it makes your skin feel wonderful. Plus, it smells wonderful. With only a few ingredients, it makes for a really nice gift or just a treat for yourself. I found this cute jar with a copper top and made a little tag for it, and it really dressed up an otherwise un-pretty colored mixture. Don’t be fooled by the color! You’ll love it.
- 1 mango, peeled
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
First, peel and cut the mango and add to your food processor. Pulse for several seconds to mash up the mango, and add the melted coconut oil, olive oil, honey and sugars. Pulse for several seconds until all ingredients are combined well.
Move the sugar scrub to a sealable container, like a canning jar or an old lotion jar and it’s ready to use! Add some ribbon or a homemade tag, and it makes a really nice gift or just looks pretty on your shelf. If the mixture separates, just mix it up again with a spoon and you’re good to go!