Meet Molly de Aguiar from Charlotte's Fancy! Molly sent over this awesome recipe for Homemade Sugar Scrub & some inspiration on how to package it for Valentine's Day! Wouldn't it make a lovely gift!?!? I think so! Make sure to visit her blog for more crafty goodness! Thanks so much Molly!! xox
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I like my crafts simple + pretty.
Homemade sugar scrub is easy to make and luxurious to receive. And it's fun to think of fancy ways to package it up as gifts for your girlfriend, sister, co-worker, aunt or mom for Valentine's Day.
For one batch of scrub (about 8 ounces), simply mix together:
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
1/2 cup almond oil (Look for it at the health food store or in the natural foods section of the grocery store)
Liquid vitamin E (Also at the health food store or natural foods section. It comes with a dropper - use about two full droppers for this recipe)
You might want to add a drop or two of essential oil for a nice scent. You can even add extracts from your own pantry, like peppermint and vanilla. You can use olive oil instead of almond oil. Experiment - it's fun!
Now comes the best part: dreaming up pretty ways to turn it into a gift. Here's my sugar scrub, four different ways:
Add a soft crocheted cloth or a washcloth, wrap it up with some satin ribbon or baker's twine, include a pretty label, a handmade card and even the sugar scrub recipe. You can go full on pink and red, or you can try something offbeat and springy like yellow and turquoise. I bought my cloths from my amazing friend Michelle's Etsy shop.
A note about containers:
I like to package sugar scrub in plastic containers, to avoid having glass containers in the shower, but it's not always easy to find nice plastic tubs, depending on where you live. I ordered 8 ounce plastic cosmetic tubs from Container & Packing Supply.
And one last thing:
sugar scrub is a body scrub. It's not intended for use on your face.
Here’s to a simple + pretty handmade Valentine's Day!