I have been hosting a “Connect Group” in my home over the last few weeks. A Connect Group is a version of a home group meeting for our church.
My group was a “Pinterest Group”. We found various things we wanted to attempt and then meet together, had a short devotion then lots of fun and laughter.
We attempted to make sugar scrubs and they turned out very well.
I found these cute jars at Walmart. They are 4 oz and will hold a 1/2 cup of your sugar scrub. They also came with some cute little labels.
I didn’t dress these up too much but the next batch will have all kinds of cuteness!
Here is what you need.
Sugar, light Olive Oil, an essential oil (your choice of scent), bowl, measuring cups, and a spoon.
Measure a 1/2 cup of sugar into the bowl.
Next you’ll need a 1/4 cup Olive Oil. Then mix the two together. If it is too wet feeling add more sugar, too dry add more oil.
Next you can add your essential oil (about 7-8 drops). I used what I had on hand which was Orange Ginger Fragrance Oil. I’m calling mine and using it strictly for a hand scrub. I’m thinking if you got massage oil you could probably use it anywhere on your body without any concerns.
But you never know so you should test to see if you are allergic the oil you are putting into the sugar scrub. You could probably use the essential oils that are used to add a fragrance to soap. Since it is made for homemade soap it would be safe for your skin.
You could also add some food coloring to give it some color.
I also made a Coffee-Mocha Sugar scrub (1/2 sugar, 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup ground coffee, 2 Tbsp of Cocoa, 1 tsp of vanilla). So yummy smelling! My BFF love coffee so it was a special gift to her (yes, I spared no expense I used Starbucks Coffee, her favorite).
It’s the dark jar with the chalkboard lid.
So, I just took a sanding block, sanded the lid, then sprayed it with chalkboard paint…..cuteness! You can write a message or the person’s name or the name of the sugar scrub.
This was such an easy “Pinterest” idea and the sugar scrub does a wonderful job of exfoliating and the olive oil feels great.
Be careful if you use it in the shower the olive oil will make the surface slippery.
Have fun and let me know how your sugar scrub comes out.