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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Home made body scrub, SO awesome...

We have been soooo busy this weekend! We made a 53" tutu, a 38" tutu, and now we have to make 3 little tutus. Whew! Our tutus and things are going to be featured in a mall in St. Louis starting this Friday! We have LOTS of work to do - none of our things are tagged or anything! Geez! (Order yours by Tuesday for Valentine's Day! Click here to order)

I just wanted to stop in and write a quick blog because I know everyone loves tutorials and projects! Okay well maybe not everyone, but I sure do!

I am making Valentine's Day baskets for Rachel's mom, aunt, sister, and for my mom. (Mom, if you're reading this.. disregard that last comment.. they're supposed to be a surprise!) I'm not sure what I'm going to put all of the stuff in.. I bought these little take-out boxes but they are too small now that I have all these nifty things like scrubs, soaps, and knitted wash cloths!

First, I knitted a red wash cloth for each basket. This week, I will make some heart soaps, scent will be "Love Spell" ($3.99 at Hobby Lobby, plus I used my 40% off coupon! w00t!). I am also including the body scrub, which is what this post is about.

Combine equal parts of brown sugar and white sugar. I recommend starting out with a cup of each, just to get the feel of what you are working with. Add in olive oil (I recommend LIGHT olive oil) until you get the consistency you want. If you've ever used any kind of hand scrubs that have the oils in them, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If not, I can't really explain the consistency but you want it to where you can rub it on your skin but you don't want it too oily or the oils will stay on - gross.

Then, add a teaspoon of vanilla. Vanilla as in the baking vanilla. Now, this part is optional or you could replace the vanilla with some essential oils. Just remember you will have a slight brown sugar smell so you don't want to add anything too weird, or it will smell like.. who knows what.

Put the scrub in a pretty package and you're done!! I bought 10 little plastic containers with lids at the Dollar Tree for just a buck. Of course glass ones would be a lot nicer but I couldn't find any small ones I liked! I think Michael's might have some, I just haven't looked yet. Sorry, rambling.. haha. So, anyway, these scrubs are super easy and they make your skin soft! Add a ribbon and card to the container and you have a GREAT Valentine's Day gift. Also add a little note telling the recipient to pat their skin dry instead of scrubbing it off with a dry wash cloth.. it helps your skin stay softer for longer periods of time.



I know my tutorials don't always have a TON of pictures of the steps, and that is because I don't realize I'm posting them as tuts until I am finished. I will work on this! :) If you have any questions, just ask. You could always use different body scrub recipes, depending on the recipient's likes/dislikes. Just google "home made body scrubs" or "body scrub recipes". :)

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5 Comments:

At February 7, 2010 at 5:33 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

This does look awesome! Sidenote: I awarded you on my blog : )

 
At February 7, 2010 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Deb said...

that is a fun idea....

 
At February 7, 2010 at 2:31 PM , Blogger KryssiRuss said...

sounds so cool! another project i'll have to try.

 
At February 21, 2010 at 6:51 PM , Blogger Tree Huggin Momma said...

Anyone not wanting to use Olive Oil could use coconut oil. Its hard at first but can be softened on the stove or in the micro to mix the sugars in. Then when the recipient digs it out of the jar (its soft, unless its like my house were its 63 on a good day) and it begins to melt with the warmth of you hand unless they are ice blocks like mine :) Ohh and the coconut has a scrumptious smell. For oils you can use orange (very sparingly) or almond as well. All smell yummy and cookie like..... mmmmm! I am making these for my daughter's birthday party bags, we are having a homemade spa, so in March I will be experimenting with and making a bunch of beauty products.

 
At February 22, 2010 at 2:58 PM , Blogger SB~the origianl bunny said...

How do you "knit" a washcloth? I mean it sounds really really cool! Do you have any pictures of them?

 

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