Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rub a Dub Dub...

...Vanilla Lemon Sugar Scrub!

I made this for all the ladies in the fam. It's pretty aswesome.

I used a combination of recipes. This one from Brandy at Gluesticks. And this one from Maggie at It's a Lunsford Thing.

I didn't take notes while I was altering the recipes, but luckily it isn't an exact science. Wing it.

I was making enough to fill the six jars above. I guesstimated the amount I'd need.

2 Cups(ish) White Sugar
2 Cups(ish) Brown Sugar
1 Cup(ish) Oil (I used olive oil)
1-2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Vanilla (or a drop of Vanilla Oil)
Mini Drop of Rosemary

I mixed the sugars first, then added the oil, lemon juice, vanilla and rosemary.

It looked a little runny at first, so I continued adding stuff until it looked 'right.' I wasn't really sure what 'right' was, but eventually it resembled something someone might use as body scrub.

Gluesticks linked me to Mean Mommy Academy, where I found the great labels I used. I added some hemp twine and a tongue depresser thingymajiggy.

They turned out pretty swell, I think.

**I used the leftovers in the shower and that taught me a few things...first I found that a lot of the sugar settles. Even after mixing it up a bit, it still helps to drain a little oil off the top. Which probably means I used too much oil to begin with. I also learned that pouring the oil out on the shower floor could make a serious slippery hazard. But, it works wonders for the skin. So super soft.

Try it.

<3 dani

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  1. featured me! You are the first! Thank you! I'm so glad I was able to lend a hand in your project. I may have to make your lemon scrub for myself!

  2. Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary

  3. love this idea and the way you packaged it..

  4. I like the "ish" to your recipe! Would love to try it! I live in Colorado and it gets really dry here, especially in the winter months. Beautiful packaging!

    Best wishes,

  5. I think you did a great job, love the vanilla lemon scent, I made some this Christmas and hadn't thought of that, I bet it smells wonderful!

  6. oh I loved it ! I need more ! yo Momma

  7. Lucky for me the little bit of extra oil seeped out on the plane (safely into a ziploc of course)... so mine is perfect! Not slippery at all, and my elbows have never been so smooth! :)


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