May 16, 2011

Homemade Sugar Scrub


Dry air, how I loathe thee.  In the winter my hands crack and bleed because of it. No matter how expensive the lotion, nothing works except a good body scrub. A few years ago when I was in Miami, I paid $30 for this Dead Sea salt scrub:


and it works really well but because I am cheap, I have to conserve it as best as I can… until I came across this RECIPE for homemade sugar scrub. It works just as well as the Dead Sea stuff and is so easy to make. I even added a cute little label that I made on photo shop (with help from HER) and now it doubles as bathroom d├ęcor.



I have been doing some painting here and there and I found that in addition to giving you silky smooth skin, this sugar scrub also works wonders with removing dry paint from your hands.

Jodi

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31 comments:

  1. OOH, can't wait to try this! That is cool that it works to get dry paint off, too! I think I will have it removed and then go somewhere in sandals and see the paint all over me feet (I am a messy painter)! I like your blog design, too:)

    Beth

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  2. cant wait to try this, and it looks pretty too, ideal as a gift!

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  3. I loathe dry weather as well!! Isn't it crazy how expensive scrubs can be? Yours sounds so lovely!! ALSO..great pictures..that always makes such a difference in posts in my opinion :)

    Delighted Momma

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  4. Wow! This is so cool! I'm thinking this would make SUCH a great gift!! Found you on Tip Junkie...TFS!

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  5. Great idea--I need to try this too! Have a great week. Patty

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  6. Great idea! I'll have to try it. I hope you'll stop by and link up at my linky party here:
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspire-me-monday-thanks-for-stopping.html
    Thanks,
    Julie

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  7. im your newest follower from the wed blog hop! nice blog name!

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  8. I keep stumbling across your site...{and I agree sugar scrub is too simple to make to spend all that cash}


    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

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  9. You have been featured at CraftOManiac, thanks so much. winks-jen

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  10. So simple! I love making beauty products at home. I shared this in my Saturday Seven lineup this week. http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/05/saturday-seven-no-12.html

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  11. Would you share your label? It is really cute.

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  12. can't wait to try this on my sad looking feet! are you willing to share your label? I love the vintage look of it but yet with a contemporary edge.

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  13. Great idea...the label makes it look so expensive...love it! New follower..found you on Positively splendid!

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  14. Brilliant! I'm someone who NEEDS a good moisturizing scrub, so I am totally making this. :)

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  15. Great idea... the scrub will come in handy!

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  16. This is such a cool idea! I have been looking for crafty things I could do for Christmas presents this year (Always more fun to make than buy!) and just wanted to know how long this lasts? I like adding a label on the jar to say when to use it by :)

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  17. Any idea how long this keeps, I would love to give this as a gift, but need to know how long they have to use it.

    Thank you!

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  18. Love this idea, but I can't find the label on the website you gave us, is there a direct link?

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  19. oh my goodness. i need to do this!

    winter is the worrrrst

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  20. My daughter is having a country wedding. I am thinking of making handscrubs in 4oz mason jars as favors! These are perfect!

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  21. Nice! And another reason not to buy the Dead Sea products anymore is that the minerals are harvested by Israeli companies in territory that Israel is supposed to have given back to the Palestinians many times over. Remember in school when we learned about how the Whites made numerous treaties with the Native Americans and then just ignored them? Well it's a lot like that. Stolen minerals from stolen land. There's a whole movement against it. http://stolenbeauty.org/

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  22. Could you use baby oil or almond oil instead of olive oil? Love this recipe.

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  23. Love this! Can you add food coloring to the sugar?

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  24. The recipe says 1 1/2 sugar, does that mean 1 1/2 cups?

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  25. I'm going to use this recipe for my friends' baby shower favors. There are 100 guests invited (holy cow, I know!) so I need to know how much fragrance to get. I found a place online that has some lovely fragrance oils. If I am giving out 8 oz jars and want to make a huge batch of 800 or so ounces, will 1.5 pounds of fragrance be enough?? I plan to make this next weekend. Thanks in advance for getting back to me.

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  26. Hello, What is the shelf life of the scrub?

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  27. I made this tonite and used it. It was wonderful!!! Thank you.

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  28. I made this tonite and used it. It was wonderful!!! Thank you.

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  29. I see the question above, but no answer. Could you please tell me the shelf life of the scrub? Thanks! I'm trying to figure out when I can start making it for Christmas this year.

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