I cherish and savor body scrubs. They leave you feeling so luxurious. But they can also get pricey-quick! So I started hunting around to see what it takes to make one of my own. I found a great jumping off point at petitelefant.com . Basically you eye-ball mixing sugar (either brown, white or a mix of both) with vegetable oil. The End. Nice huh? And since I'm not the type to follow directions, it was perfect for me! So here's my go at it:
(Lookit how well that vinegar soak strips the stickers)
I cut a hole in the bottom of a coffee filter to make a funnel, or you can use a measuring cup with a pour spout to make sure all the sugar gets in the jar and not on your counter.
2. Pour in a good amount of oil. I was nervous about it becoming too oily, but the sugar soaks up a considerable amount, so be generous. You can also let the oil sit and work it's way down on it's own a bit before stirring.
And here's a batch almost all ready to go! I also added in a bit of vanilla for a extra enjoyment. There are plenty of oils & fragrances that can be added to this basic mix. Just take a trip to a natural foods or crafts store and you will have plenty of options to choose from.
3. Doll it up!
I spraypainted the lid (you could also cover with fabric or pretty paper) and hot glued ribbon and a label. I'm so proud of my sugar baby. This would be an awesome gift or a great addition to a gift basket. Or a fun activity at a shower, just use smaller jars to keep it short & sweet ;) Get it? Lame, I know. But seriously, I would love to receive this and I'm going to be giving it for Mother's Day this year. Anyone made scrubs before? Oh and salt scrubs...that'll be next!