I love a good project, but rarely do I take time out of my busy schedule to actually make things that have forever been on my “someday to do list”. Today, I decided to venture into making my own sugar scrub! I figured this would make the perfect gift for either bridesmaids or guests at your wedding and so I took some pictures of the process so I could share! All of the ingredients in this sugar scrub are natural and it will give you the SMOOTHEST skin! I personally love using it on my legs after a shave and I’ve created this scrub with ingredients that make it perfectly safe (and awesome) to use on your face as well!
- 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
- 2 1/3 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp. tea tree oil
- this has a very strong odor and can be omitted if the odor bothers you, but I love the benefits it provides (see below)
- 1 tbsp. Vitamin E oil
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- approx. 10 oz. olive oil
(I also added some drops of a “home fragrance oil” from Bath and Body Works…normally something you would put in a diffuser and burn…to help mask the smell of the tea tree oil. An essential oil would probably have been a better choice, but this is what I had in the house and really…it was so little compared to the amount of sugar I was using I didn’t think it would matter much!)
ok…so I started with an old mason jar from my grandmother’s house – I just love these jars…they make me smile…so why not! This is a 1 Quart jar and this recipe fills the jar perfectly! (I would break it into MUCH smaller (4-8oz jars) if you are making this for a gift!)
add tea tree oil, Vitamin E oil, vanilla extract, and any other “smell good” items you want to add. Here’s a good time to answer…why tea tree oil and Vitamin E oil? Because they are AWESOME for your skin!
some of the benefits of tea tree oil:
- general disinfectant that fights bacteria in all kinds of wounds and infections
- treats fungal diseases
- helps skin to heal by by encouraging the formation of new scar tissue
- gives relief from muscular pain, aches, sprains
some of the benefits of Vitamin E:
- strong antioxidant that prevents premature aging
- prevents and repairs free radical damage
- has anti-inflammatory properties
- used to treat sunburns
- prevents water loss from the skin and helps to retain its natural moisture
next…add olive oil to wet the mixture. I didn’t measure…just poured until the sugar mixture was wet and there was a LITTLE extra olive oil. If I had to guestimate I would say I used about 10 oz. of olive oil.
scoop into your jar! It will look like the below…a bit lumpy…just put the lid on and shake the jar and it will even all of that out!
Then…you are D.O.N.E. – DONE!
for my final step I threw a ribbon and some yarn around the jar to just pretty it up! Use your wedding colors and decorate away!