Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sugar Scrub

For all the crafty, (read cheap), folks out there who love salt scrubs & sugar scrubs here's a quick way to make your own.

Step 1

White Sugar (aka Castor Sugar)
Brown Sugar (Light or Dark)
Olive Oil (cheaper is actually better here)
Scented oils of choice (I used Lavender & Rosemary but any scents you like are good)
Dried plant matter if you'd like (I'm using Mint, but get creative your brain is the limit!)
Glass jar with good seal (or air tight plastic container)
Food Processor (or a wooden spoon & elbow grease)

Step 2
Take equal parts brown sugar & white sugar. Doesn't matter how much or little but you want to make sure your finished product will fit in your container(s).
Make sure you leave a little room, you'll need to add the oil still.

Step 3
Blend, pulse, or mix so that they're equally dispersed.
Getting there

Well mixed

Step 4
Now you're going to add the oil. There are NO hard & fast measures for this. Add oil, then mix. Continue until you have a moist consistence.

Ooooh, looks cool, huh? You can let it soak down a little at a time, but its easier to just blend it up.

Step 5
Time to add your smellies!

Again, I'm using Lavender oil & Rosemary oil but ANYTHING you think smells good together is good. Use high quality oil that can come into contact with skin! Do NOT use home scent oils, those are not designed to be in contact with skin & they're usually poorer quality.

I went with 32 drops Lavender, 24 drops Rosemary but that's based on the power of the scents in my essential oils. Generally you want at least 20 drops for a large batch.

This is where I put in my mint & some dried Lavender heads. Its just standard, food quality dried mint. You can buy it, dry your own, or even use fresh but remember the fresh will be more volatile than the dried.

Blend it up again!

Looks good, right? Smells great too!

Step 6
Bottle it up! I'd suggest using a ladle & funnel to keep down the mess.

TADA! You're done! Put some in your shower, or on your counter for your face. You'll need to remix as you use it so you get a good selection of scrub & oil. Use it as the end of your bath/shower then rinse off in warm or hot water. Will exfoliate, give you a nice soft smell & help hydrate.

They make great gifts for friends & family too!

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