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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sugar Scrubs in 10 minutes

I love me a good sugar scrub. So I decided to make some this season. I mean…..how hard could it be right?

I picked up some Almond Oil……some people use olive or sesame, but I wouldn’t use a regular veggie oil. IMG_5687

I used organic sugar that looks a bit off white in color and have also used a brown granulated sugar……before they add what ever they add to make it moist.

I picked up some essential oils from my local Whole Foods. I bought Jasmine and Sweet Orange. The Jasmine will run you about $13, but the sweet orange is only about $7. Both smell great.

I found my jars at Fred Meyer……a one stop shopping store. I bet Target, walmart etc. would have these too. Jars were $3.99.

Mix oil and sugar together until the sugar is moist. Add several drops of jasmine or whatever scent you choose.

Getting into the jar was a cinch too. I cut the bottom out of a plastic baggy. Placed the open bottom end inside the jar. Using a large serving spoon, I scooped the wonderful scrub inside. Gently pull the bag free, close the lid and wrap your bow around it. IMG_5689

You are done!

I can’t wait to take a shower.

Edited to add: I used 3 cups sugar, 1 cup oil, many many drops of scented oil.

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20 comments:

meg duerksen said...

that is impressive! what a great gift.
merry christmas kim!!!

Kim said...

You had better luck than I did - I got a little carried away with the food coloring!!

Kathryn said...

I have made never made a sugar scrub before - I am going to put this on my creative to do list. Thanks for sharing with us!

Jane said...

Definitely looks like a great gift project for any time of the year! Thanks for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Wow Kim, that looks easy enough for me to do a few quickie jars this weekend. Love it.

Melissa said...

Very nice...but how much oil and how much sugar?

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I think you need to do one of these as a give away {wink wink}

Tanya said...

oh my gosh what a great idea! thank you! i am so going to give it a try.

Grace @ One Craft Girl's Corner said...

How fun! I'd like to give this a try!

Ann On and On... said...

I think I'll try this... thanks!

A Diary of Lovely said...

Oh I'll have to try it very soon! what a great idea! Thanks!!

Jess B said...

Very cool! I think I'll do this as teacher gifts this year.

(Also, brown sugar is white sugar with molasses added to it.)

Pink & Green Mama said...

yum!! I bet it smells delicious, if we weren't snowed in I'd run out and pick up supplies to make teacher gifts - maybe later this spring for teacher appreciation week! : )

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Love the fact you've put it together as a gift; for years I've used olive oil and sugar, never thought of adding a scent.
Merry Christmas
from Thistle Cove Farm.

KateB said...

think I'm gonna try with some olive oil and maybe lavender, but what parts mix of sugar and oil or do you just eyeball it?

Gina said...

I've planned on making some of this for a gift this year, but I didn't consider almond oil. Great idea! Off to Fred Meyer I go! (I love that I can get nearly everything I need there!)

RitaS said...

I have never heard of sugar scrubs before - but it sounds very cool! And it would make a unique gift for a teacher or an exchange...definitely putting this on my future gift making idea list - and my daughter could help!

Julie said...

This scrub will make the perfect gift for my bff! Thx so much for sharing! =)

Julie said...

What's the mix ratio? And you did only use the one type of sugar, right? Thx again!

Molly said...

I've made these in the past, and people L.O.V.E. them! What a great, cost-effective way to give a very decadent gift! :)