Gifting doesn’t get any easier than this: Sugar Scrubs!
They are super simple and quite inexpensive to make. Choose some nice jars to put them in, create a nifty label and you have a great thoughtful gift. Be sure to make a few extra for you to use too!
Basic Sugar Scrubs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Up to 1/4 cup oil (See Note Below)
Use grape seed, almond, olive or jojoba oil. Don’t use coconut oil as it solidifies in the drain as it cools. Grape seed oil isn’t as “oily” as the others, with olive leaving the “oiliest” feel, which can be quite pleasant on dry skin.
Always be careful walking after using sugar scrubs as the oils can make surfaces slick.
Use your personal preference as to how much oil to add. I prefer only using enough to make the sugar damp and start to hold together as opposed to swimming in oil. I prefer the drier side.
- 5-10 drops fragrance of choosing, I like to use essential oils, vanilla extract, almond extract
When adding peppermint oils, be careful about the scrubs coming in contact with sensitive skin, eyes and private parts. It can sting.
- Up to 3 drops of food coloring, optional
Don’t use more than 3 drops because you don’t want to color your skin! Other choices for colors are raspberry juice, beet juice for a natural product.
Add the sugar to a bowl, add the oil, fragrance and color. Mix and bottle it up in pretty containers.
Make some labels, glue them on, tie some ribbon and you’ve got a lovely gift. I have several jars wrapped under the tree in “Stacks of Sugar Scrub” ready for the last-minute. Teachers, neighbors, hair stylists, manicurists, hostesses, dog walkers, your mail carrier, cat sitters, even baby sitters would enjoy a sugar scrub.
These are the scents I made:
- Cinnamon Vanilla
- Vanilla Orange Dream
- Calming Lavender Rosemary
- Peppermint Lift
What’s wonderful is the scent lingers on your skin.
Easy , fun, and any leftovers, you get to use!
These make great additions to the Spa Basket you have in mind and make nice little thoughtful ditty for those people in your life who could use a little “Thinking of You” gift.
What kind of sugar scrub will you make?
- Scrub Scrub Scrub! (diaryofadiydarling.wordpress.com)
- Video Tutorials for Making Your Own Bath Scrubs (beauty.answers.com)
- Honey Lavender Sugar Scrub (mamasessentialoilcabinet.com)