I made several varieties of sugar scrubs. LOVE them!! They make my hands feel so soft and smooth and I love how it exfoliates them too. It feels so good rubbing it on my hands. I hope my friends like them too!
This is the peppermint scrub (after this batch I left the scrubs white which I ended up liking even better but they sure look pretty green too).
To decorate the jars, I tied a ribbon around the lid of the jar and hung a mini ornament from it and then tied a bow. I also tied a tag (that told what the product was with simple directions) and a little spoon (to get the scrub out with and to stir it up if it seperates) onto the ribbon piece with various colors of Twinery twine. I also punched a piece of patterned paper and attached to the top of the jar.
I wrapped the Caribbean twine around the spoon for some decoration.
These are the 3 different scrubs I made. The green peppermint scrub you've seen above, then I made a peppermint foot scrub and a lemon scrub (I did change the lemon scrub after this batch to make it a little "lighter" and it also made the color a much softer yellow. I like it much better too.)
I love how easy it is to dress up the jars with my twine! When I packaged these scrubs in a group of 3, I only wanted an ornament on one of them, so on the others I used various colors of twine. I attached the tag and the spoon with the twine as well.
I did TONS of experimenting to find the scrubs that I liked the best! I thought I would share my 2 favorite recipes below that I tweaked and tweaked until I got it just right. These won't be exact because after I mixed according to the recipe I had written down I added extra of the ingredients to get the consistency to my satisfaction...a thicker formula or a thinner formula or a stronger scent.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
3 cups white sugar
1/4 cup - 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
1 cup baby oil*
1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
*(baby oil was the oil I preferred but you can also use olive oil or canola oil)
Mix all ingredients together. (If you want it to be green, add a drop or two of green food coloring to the mixture.) This made 4 - 5 eight ounce jars.
Lemon Sugar Scrub
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup kosher salt
Zest of 1 or 2 large lemons
1 cup oil (I used baby oil)
1/4 tsp Pure Lemon Extract
Juice from 1/2 - 1 lemon (depending on your preference)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add more or less extract & lemon juice based on how much scent you want your scrub to have.
These would make great hostess gifts or baby shower/bridal shower gifts too! I would love to keep a few on hand too for those times that I need a gift and have nothing at home to give.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a very Merry Christmas!