Showing posts with label sugar scrub. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sugar scrub. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ETCETERAS: homemade pomegranate facial scrub

Homemade Pomegranate Facial Scrub via homework | carolynshomework.comI was so excited to see Pomegranates at the market. I have to admit the taste of pomegranates is a bit tart for me but there are a host of things you can do with the seeds besides eating them straight from the fruit.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Show & Tell: homemade scrub round up

Blog Scrub RoundupLast week I shared with you a honey mask for a Mother’s Day gift idea. You can see it here or at the bottom of this post. While I was researching masks and scrubs I was overwhelmed with the variety of beautiful homemade scrubs and rounded up a few to share with you. Scrubs are easy to make and you feel so pampered treating yourself to a little spa treatment. I think we all deserve to take a moment for ourselves. Who’s with me?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Etceteras: sugar scrub and pretty packaging

I know there have been many wonderful sugar scrub posts and tutorials in the blog world but when I found these little bottles I just had to make some of my own.

The little travel-sized bottles are from my local drugstore. I found them on sale - I think they were two for $1.00.

There’s a variety of sugar scrub recipes available online – brown sugar, lemon, peppermint and more. I used a recipe from The Happy Housewife because I wanted pink scrub.

Here’s the recipe:

¾ cup sugar
1 tablespoon pink sugar crystals
4 tablespoons Canola Oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the sugars together. Slowly pour in the oil and extract and mix together

Pour your sugar scrub into your jar. I embellished my jar lids with crepe paper flowers. You can find my tutorial for crepe paper flowers here.

If you want to use the scrub as a gift, consider adding a little spoon to scoop out the scrub. I love how these turned out and will definitely be making these as gifts in the future.

Since I had all the ingredients out, I decided I also wanted to try making sugar scrub cubes. I thought these might be more convenient since you can use one little cube at a time instead of scooping out the scrub.

To make soap or sugar scrub cubes, you need melt and pour soap base which I didn’t have. I found a recipe here that called for soap shreds and decided to give it a try. I have a feeling soap shreds are something you buy to make soap but I used a bar of soap that I had and shredded it. Ta-da...soap shreds...

Here's the recipe:

1 Tbsp. oil (I used canola oil)
2 Tbsp. soap shreds (I scraped a bar of soap with a butter knife to make shreds)
3 Tbsp. sugar

Heat the oil and soap shreds in the microwave in short bursts. Heat 15 seconds then stir – repeat until the soap is melted. Slowly add your sugar until the mixture is like dough. I added yellow food coloring for a lemon drop effect. At this point you would put your scrub mixture into candy forms. Since I didn’t have candy forms, I used a measuring spoon and scooped out dollops. Let dry on parchment paper until firm.

 Phew…that was a long post and long day of making sugar scrub and decorating bottles. I’m ready to relax and use my scrub now.

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Tip Junkie handmade projects  Childmade  Make and Takes  Photobucket 
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