There are many different recipes for making your own hand scrub. Many people have come up with cute ways to package them, but my favorite “name” for it is Sugar Mama Hand Scrub. Isn’t that cute? I found it from Jessica and her blog, Craftinessisnotoptional.com. I give her all the credit! Check out her cute way of packaging it and her recipe. This is my own recipe, in which I added and adjusted a few things…
3 1/2 cups sugar (I used half regular white sugar and half organic sugar because it is more course)
2 TBSP kosher salt (to add some more course grains to it)
1 cup oil (I used olive oil from the Dollar Tree!)
2-3 TBSP Vitamin E oil (I used Target brand, Up and Up)
30 drops peppermint essential oil (I used NOW brand from my local health foods store, or you can buy it on amazon here.)
Dump everything except the essential oil into a mixing bowl and mix on low for about a minute (or stir with a spoon). Then add the 30 drops of essential oil – use whatever fragrance you choose…peppermint is very refreshing! Stir again. I chose to divide this up into small jars from JoAnn Fabrics (they were each $1.00). You can use any container you have…just clean it out and load it up. This recipe made a large batch…enough to fill about six of the jars shown in the picture.
If you are doing some kind of decorating to the jars, do that before you fill them. I spray-painted the tops to make them silver…and I used mod podge to attach the pink paper and then stickers for the writing…and also printed off some “directions” and “ingredients” and laminated those. Do whatever you’d like! For more at-home-spa recipes, check out our Kitchen Facials post!