Here is my list of spa related items I making (and sharing with you):
- Lavender bath salt ($2) DONE
- Lavender sugar scrub ($2.50)
- Lavender scented wickless candle pucks ($0.50)
- Spa towel ($7)
- Lavender scented Catalytic Lamp oil (you know like Lampe Berget oil) ($2.50)
- Lavender linen water ($1.50)
- Lavender reed diffuser (Not done yet do I don't have an approximate cost)
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 10-20 drops essential oil (or however many you feel gives you a nice scent) I used Lavender Essential Oil but you can use any essential oil scent you like
- Dried lavender liberated from your mother's garden ( this is completely optional)
- Jar with a tight fitting lid
Method:Add the 3 cups of sugar into a mixing bowl. I used plain old white sugar but if you want to use coarse or brown sugar, both would work great too.
Slowly add the 1 cup plus 2 tbsp of olive oil to the sugar. Carefully mix with a spoon until well blended. I used the cheapest olive oil I could find, so we got a light yellow ting to the scrub. If you prefer a more neutral color you can spend more and get a coconut oil or a lighter colored olive oil. I was being frugal and decided to go this way. Some people add a drop of food coloring but to be honest with you I wouldn't do it. I see how food coloring stains my counters and hands when I use it so why add it to something you are putting on your body. Your call though.
Slowly add the essential oils. I used approximately 20 drops but my olive oil had a stronger smell. So start with 10 drops and see if you like the scent. If you want a stronger smell, add a few more drops of essential oil at a time.
Since I am doing a lavender themed spa basket, I added some dried lavender petals/flowers to the mix.
NOTE: If you would like your mix to be a little coarser for tougher skin or the men in your life, you can add some Epson salt. However, if you want it a little softer for more sensitive skin, you can add a bit more oil.
Have any of you ever made your own sugar scrub? Have you tried it on your face?
What do you think? Anyone else thinking of making a spa gift package now that you have one place to get easy and frugal methods of making them?
Have a great week!