1. Scrub Containers (here I used new jelly jars I had at home)
2. Sugar (may be a blend of sugars, or standard white depending on recipe)
3. Oil (Olive, coconut, etc.)
4. Essential Oil for scenting
5. Decorative accent for jars (optional)
Step 3: Allow oil to sink into sugar. (right) It’s not absorbed by the sugar, but will fill the spaces between the granules.The color of the oil will determine the color or your final product, as you can see this oil is green and great for Christmas!
Step 4: Continue steps 2 &3 until jars are full enough for oil to sit on top of sugar, or to desired consistency.
Step 5: Add 2-3 drops of essential oil(s) less or more to preference. Some essentials are pictured (right), for this batch I used Eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint. Leaving the product unscented is also okay too!
Step 6: Garnishment. For this batch, I used a hot glue gun and red ribbon. I placed 1 drop of glue on the back of each lid to stabilize the ribbon. (left) Obviously you should be careful and follow manufacturers instructions with your glue gun.
I added a GiGi wax application stick (right) as a stirrer and tied a bow around it with the ribbon. (bottom). If you visit any craft store, or possibly you may have something perfect in your supplies at home, you’ll find that the options for garnishment are endless.
Here is the finished product! I made 12 of these last year, and picked up jars on sale to make double this year! Due to the fact that this is made with natural ingredients and contains no preservatives it does have a shelf life of what one sugar company reports to be about 90 days, so plan accordingly. Happy crafting!
Keep in mind that with any sugar scrub (or beauty product containing oil) that your bath tub will become more slippery then an ice skating arena in January. I’ve found that dish soap is great at removing the oil (also love the commercials with birds getting cleaned!) and helps keep your bath tub free from slip-fall injuries post-scrub.
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