“Bath And Body Gifts”
A sugar body scrub is one of the most luxurious ways to exfoliate your skin. It’s perfect for using before sunless tanning or moisturizing your skin during the winter months. They’re so popular that you’re sure to want to make your own and this new method which you can make up in just minutes also makes a great bath and body gift. It’s natural skin care at it’s best.
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
It all starts with brown sugar which is what the top spas use. It’s just plain old dark brown sugar and you can get it at the grocery store. When it’s combined with any type of oil, it will become a smooth exfoliating rub.
Then add a little fragrance and suddenly it’s not just brown sugar anymore. It’s a custom spa product. So, pick up some brown sugar and I’m going to show you a super simple way to make a luxury product.
It’s all done in a glass bowl and you only need a spoon to stir up a batch.
“Sugar body scrubs make showering a spa experience!”
Lavender Baby Oil
Johnson’s Baby Oil – the one you can use to remove eye makeup – also comes in a lavender fragrance. It has a wonderful scent to it and as you probably already know lavender is a very relaxing scent. It’s like having a bottle of aromatherapy at your fingertips.
When you mix it with your brown sugar you can make a homemade spa products that’s perfect for giving as gifts.
The baby oil is simply mineral oil with fragrance. It’s inexpensive and you can get a 14 oz. bottle for less than $4 at the drugstore. You can also find it online.
You probably used this wonderful oil on your baby or yourself and it’s still one of the best around and it makes a great homemade exfoliating product. Apply it while you shower to smooth your skin.
Homemade Sugar Body Scrub
This is a really neat way to make up a batch of products quickly. You can mix up some and then scoop it into a half-pint wide mouth Mason jar like they use for canning. Then apply a beautiful label and bow and you’ll have an easy to make gift that smells heavenly.
1. Take 1 cup of brown sugar and place it in a glass bowl.
2. Start with 1/4 cup of Johnson’s Lavender Baby Oil.
3. Slowly pour it into the sugar and begin to stir.
Variations: Some people find that they prefer a little white sugar with the brown. You can add more or less baby oil as you like.
Print off a beautiful label and adhere it to the outside of the jar. Dover offers clip art books which contain victorian frames. You can also find gorgeous mailing labels at the office supply store with a gold frame around it and they’re great for labeling your gift by hand.
Attach a bow to your new sugar body scrub and you’ve got an impressive and yet inexpensive gift. Don’t forget to save one for yourself – you deserve to be pampered!