Monday, April 25, 2011

Homemade Sugar Scrub & Gift Jars

I found this idea that Rachel over at Maybe Matilda came up with and just had to make these for my girls and their friend to put in their Easter baskets!  For the scrub itself you combine:  3 cups of white sugar and 1 cup plus 2 T good quality oil (Rachel and I both used Olive Oil).  After you mix these together, add 10 drops of scented essential oil.  I'd suggest giving it the 'sniff' test and if you think you want it stronger, add more. 

I used Jasmine scented oil that I found at Hobby Lobby.  


I decided to wear a disposable glove to mix in the essential oil because I didn't want to keep smelling Jasmine on my hands all day or have one of my wooden spoons smelling like it!



For the jars I found these ribbed, Parmesan cheese jars at the Dollar Store.  I wasn't sure about the ribbed part interfering with the labels but it worked out fine.  The holes in the top were covered also so not a problem. (The tops are just silver -- not sure why they look brown!)

I printed out some cute, vintage pictures (just googled to find random images of little girls with flowers) and printed them on regular copy paper so it would mould around the ridges in the jars.  I tore the edges to give them a vintage look.


Using Old Faithful Mod Podge I applied the pictures to the jars, pressing the images into the ridges (which you wouldn't have to worry about if you find a smooth jar!). 






I applied a coat of Mod Podge over the images also, wiping the excess from the glass around the image.




Once they were all dry, I went back and brushed on a little white glue on certain areas and added some ultra-fine glitter.


For the lids I just used my circle cutter and oval punches to cut card stock to coordinate with the images and printed out the labels with the "Jasmine Sugar Scrub" and attached those.




A quick, easy project with lots of possibilities!  Thanks Rachel for inspiring me!









24 comments:

  1. So cute Lauren, I love this idea. Thanks for linking to my newbie party.

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  2. oh my goodness, im making that for mothers day "little happy" gifts, thanks for sharing

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  3. Great idea and I just love your containers, so Sweet!!!

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  4. Awesome this is a very creative gift!!! I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

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  5. These are adorable! I love the vintage images :)!!!!

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  6. So cute! Love the vintage pics!
    :)clare

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  7. You've been making so more really neat projects! I lost the link to your blog and I've been missing all the fun! I'm glad I found it again! Hugs! ♥

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  8. I would love to try this!
    love the vintage images!

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  9. What a great name for a blog. Love where it came from. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make sugar scrub (I know what the moms in my life will be getting for Mothers Day). Also, you might want to hope over to The Graphics Fairy Blogspot http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ she has lots of vintage work.

    Peace, Love & Decorate
    Theresa

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  10. What a darling idea! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week Lauren! :-)
    Vanessa

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  11. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Now I have an idea what to give my mom for Mother's Day :)

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  12. Sweet idea! These would be cute in a basket for gifts too. Pretty posting. Patty

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  13. This is a really good idea. I bet they smell wonderful too! Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  14. I'll have to try this, really glad to have the recipe, it sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

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  15. I just need to make up a batch of this for ME.
    But this would be so nice to do as a gift (:

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  16. I love the way you packaged your scrub! The Pretty Packages Party is going on now. I'd love for you to stop by and share your beautiful jars.

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/pretty-packages-party-9.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  17. I am currently collecting jars to make this scrub for Christmas gifts. I am totally excited. My next step is to hit the costco for the bulk bag-o-sugar & jug of oil. hee hee.(Big Family) I'm even making a manly callus scrub! hee hee. I am your newest follower! Hope you stop by to see me. Your blog is way too cute!!

    http://bestpartofbelieveis.blogspot.com/
    &
    http://nikkisniknacks.blogspot.com/

    ~Nikki

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  18. These are great! I've done several scrubs in the past - they're fun to create and make such wonderful gifts!

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  19. What an awesome idea, love the jars you used!

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  20. Its really something innovative Gift Basket Ideas. I love this.

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  21. I've always wanted to try my hand at making homemade sugar scrub!

    www.generationalrose.blogspot.com

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