Sugar Scrubs

When I started seeing sugar scrub recipes on Pinterest, I knew I had
to do
some for Christmas. After looking at how different people approached
them I ended up coming up with my own variations {& from what I hear
they turned out pretty good!} We kept a little of
the leftovers for ourselves and I love how they leave your skin feeling super
soft.

For the labels, I customized the Blank Pantry Lables {here} from the pretty blog. The labels I made can be found & printed {here}.
I printed the labels on cardstock & used Tacky glue to attach them
to the metal lids. I used the same glue to secure the lid to the metal
ring & let them dry over night.

The next day I made my scrubs!

Ingredients: white & brown sugars, EVOO, liquid lanolin, vanilla
extract, peppermint essential oil, nutmeg,  & fresh lemon juice

The Recipes…

Brown Sugar Vanilla: 12oz (3, 4oz jars)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup EVOO {extra virgin olive oil}
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp liquid lanolin

Peppermint: 8oz (2, 4oz jars)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup EVOO
1/2 tsp lanolin
10 drops peppermint
1 tsp nutmeg

Lemon: 20 oz (5, 4 oz jars)
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup EVOO
1 tsp lanolin
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

These don’t have to be mixed in any special
order, but I added my sugar first, then the olive oil, then any other
ingredients listed & mixed thoroughly.

To present them we used little gift baskets
& lotion we found at Target in the “seasonal” section at the front.
I also printed {these} gorgeous tags from Art by Julie H.

favor bags & Merry Christmas ribbon; gift tags
we used the “favor” bags to cover the sets of 3 small scrub
We covered the smaller baskets with clear “bread bags” and added a tag to each one
For the large baskets we put each jar in a favor bag and left it “open”
All 7 baskets done!
Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to four amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
  • Sandym

    As I was one of the lucky recipients of the "Sugar Scrubs" I would like to say "Bravo!"….They smell just delicious, they feel wonderful and are better than some very expensive scrubs i have tried in the past!  Nicely done Kate and thank you! I love them all!!

  • Aww thanks grandma 🙂 I'm glad!!!

  • Heather

    These look so awesome! What great homemade gifts. I love to see people giving handemade presents 🙂

  • Thank you. This was the first year we really went all out on trying to make stuff – we actually ran out of time to do all the things we were planning, but I'm still happy with what we accomplished 🙂

  • I'm definitely going to try this recipe, looks like fun and I can't wait to see how it turns out!!

  • Awesome! I got lots of compliments on them so I think they're pretty good… it's a shame I didn't think to make extra for myself! Now I might have to again… 😛

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