Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sugar Body Scrubs! Last minute gifts you can make in a hurry!

Easy to make sugar body scrubs! *Phot by my friend Anyelis
As Christmas is fast approaching, I wanted to do just a few more posts on some last minute ideas. At the beginning of November one of my girlfriends, Anyelis, hosted a sugar scrub making party.

Now, I certainly love a party, and this was a good one. Anyelis gathered some friends, created a facebook page, where we divided who would bring what ingredients and what toppings for our ice cream desert. Introductions were made, and we set to work creating yummy smelling scrubs to give as Christmas gifts. You probably don’t have time to get a party together before you light the Yule log, but you can still whip these bad boy scrubs together before the 25th! The whole process can take you way less than an hour, and you probably have allot of the ingredients already. Anyelis found a good recipe and great instructions for making and decorating at Maybe Matilda.

If you have mason jars, excellent, but if not you can recycle any nicer looking glass containers and lids which may at one time have contained, oh let’s say pickles or spaghetti sauce ;) I believe the jar I used once housed specialty goat cheese. Just wash thoroughly and remove any paper labels. Next you whip up your scrubs, for which several bloggers have their own recipes but Rachel from Maybe Matilda recommends:

- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp. good quality oil (I used olive oil, but you can use any nice, non-smelly oil)
- 10 drops of yummy-scented essential oil per jar (I went with mandarin, peppermint, and lavender)
Body Scrub Party! Beautiful and yummy smelling presents you can make in a flash!
At the party we went to town and created various scrubs with lots of different scents and colors. You can avoid chemicals by purchase organic food coloring from local natural food stores or Amazon, but since this the pre-Christmas time crunch if you just use any old food coloring have laying around I’m not going to tell…. Mixing is simple; just use a little bit of the coloring at a time to get a hue you like.

Mirelis, Nilda, Carolina, Anyelis, Katie, and Lina decorating their jars.
 You can also add cocoa powder for a sweet chocolate smell and rich brown color. Anyelis also suggested we add vitamin E. Next, decorate, decorate, decorate those containers! Go all out!  Have fun, and have a Merry Christmas!




  1. How fun! And what a great party idea! I'm glad you liked the recipe--I found so many that seemed so complicated or used specialty ingredients . . . I like to just keep it simple, and not have to buy fancy stuff :-) I love the idea of adding cocoa powder . . . that must smell incredible!

  2. When you use the food coloring, does that stain your hands when you go to use the sugar scrub?

  3. What an amazing idea. I am definitely going to give these a go next year, the chocolate one sounds good enough to eat! Happy New Year to you both.