Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sugar Scrub Fun- 2009!

Sugar scrubs are amazing...I love them! So this year, for Christmas and the "Make Something" policy that no one but us followed that was invoked this year ( which I actually liked) I MADE homemade sugar scrubs AND even used as many all-natural ingredients as possible (Apparently they don't recommend using organic sugars- go figure). Below are the three kinds of scrubs I made and the ingredients used! Feel free to experiment with them but BEWARE, they leave an oily film in the bottom of the shower. Bad enough to warn you...So consider yourself warned!


Peppermint Sugar Scrub (about 4-6 oz)
1/2 cup white cane sugar
1/2 cup olive oil*
1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy canes
1 Tbs. all-natural cocoa butter**
1 Tbs. Vitamin E oil
Peppermint Essential Oil- as much as desired for scent

Brown Sugar Scrub (4-6 oz)
1 cup brown sugar^
1/2 olive oil*
2 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. cocoa butter


Lavender Sugar Scrub 
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 olive oil*
1 Tbs. vitamin E oil
2 Tbs. dried lavender
Lavender essential oil- as much as desired

* More expensive oils can be substituted in the place of olive oil (Sweet almond oil is especially great) but for larger quantities, olive oil works great!

**Other moisturizers can be substituted in the place of cocoa butter (shea butter, etc) and I recommend putting it in a processor and getting it as close to a fine powder as possible as it can stay clumpy and hard otherwise!

^ Brown sugar is less abrasive than white sugar which is why the measurement is different! It is great for people who love body scrubs but have sensitive skin! And the honey doubles as a moisturizer and scent. So nice!!!!

Well here it is! My homemade project for 2009! It was fun and I hope everyone loved theirs! Each person got to pick what scent/type they wanted! Hope you can all enjoy it as much as I did!

That is it for me tonight! I am all blogged to date! Goodnight all!



Jen said...

Wow, I'm very impressed! I've never used a sugar scrub but it sounds wonderful. Very cute packaging as well!
And thanks for the warning about the slippery shower floor. I love to put baby oil gel on after my shower (while I'm still in the shower) but then it makes the floor slippy and gooey. ick. (sigh)...oh well!
Ps. Whatdja do? Did my workout classes for good? ;o)

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