Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Handmade Christmas- DIY Sugar Scrub

This one is for my mom.  This is a great thing to make using mostly things that you already have in your pantry.  Grab a little helper.  Each of my girls (3 1/2 & 1 1/2), both helped make a jar.  So this will be their gift to Gma.  They really enjoyed helping.  Especially my small one.  She saw me grabbing ingredients out of the pantry and trotted over with her uneven/steady run saying "help help help help".

I found so many tutorials on this and this seemed to be the most simple, so I adjusted it to fit the small size mason jars to put it in. 

2 1/2 cups of sugar (you can also use empsom salt)
about 1 cup of Olive oil or veg. oil plus maybe just a little extra...
8-12 drops of essential oils (can be found at a craft store)
1-2 drops of food coloring if you want to
Jar with lid of some sort
spoon, scooper or craft stick
ribbon or decoration

Mix everything together really well, especially the color then scoop it in the jars.  Enjoy the aroma.



  1. Love, love, love this! I'm going to do it with the kiddos tomorrow. Thanks lady!

  2. Hi...just found your blog through the Kadydid Designs...did the food coloring stain your skin?I am dying to try this but didn't know if the food coloring would rub into your skin as you used the scrub?

  3. Hi kendall. The food coloring is totally optional. But because of that concern it is recommended no more than 3 drops.