Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Little D.I.Y project Sugar Body Scrub


Hey girls!!! 

This post is totaly different than my others and I'm trying something new. If you like the crafty beauty ideas please let me know. Well I got this cute idea from a friend of mine, she was making some at her house for little gifts to her friends she was in college with. I thought it was very good gift idea for a summer party or a rainy day project. I asked her where she got the recipe from and she said Martha Stewart, so she wrote it out for me and now I'm giving it to you to share.
You need only four ingredients to make these moisturizing exfoliants. The base can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain. Color the scrubs with shades that are in keeping with some of the scents you use -- pink with grapefruit, for example, or green with eucalyptus. ~~ Makes about 2 1/3 cups.
Tools and Materials:
2 cups Epsom salts or organic cane sugar
1 cup carrier oil
8 drops essential oil(s)
1 drop food coloring
Special equipment: plastic pipette( eye dropper ), canning jars

Body Scrub How-To:
1. Stir together Epsom salts or sugar and carrier oil in a bowl, mixing well.
2. Using pipette, add essential oil, 1 drop at a time. Add food coloring, and stir until color is even throughout. Spoon into canning jars.
3. Download clip-art labels, enlarging or reducing to fit top of canning jar if necessary. Print onto ink-jet bumper-sticker paper (which is designed to withstand water). Cut out the labels, and affix to clean jars.

Gift-Packaging Idea:
With their flip-top lids and gaskets for sealing, canning jars have a clean look and also keep any oil in the scrub from leaking. Decorate the jars with labels, and tie a pretty spoon or a bath sponge to the lid with waxed twine.
** You can pick up the little sticker labels at Micheals Craft Stores. All you have to do is put modge podge glue over top to make them withstand water. ** To write on the labels use a permint marker of your choice of color.

Clip art labels ( printable)  Print onto ink-jet-bumper-sticker paper (which is designed to withstand water)
http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/2008Q4/msl_1208_scrub_blank_labels_2.pdf
http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/2008Q4/msl_1208_scrub_blank_labels_1.pdf

2 comments:

  1. Great post Doll, I did alot of beauty DIYs when I started but ran out of ideas or just got tired of them..def trying this one soon:)XX

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  2. I love beauty DIY's! Saves so much money xxx

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