I was thrilled when a few friends from church asked if I wanted to help make some scrubs to raise money for folks in our church who are going on missions trips this summer. Not only do I get to help support a totally awesome cause, but I get to play with all my awesome ingredients! I am so in love with all the awesome products I bought for the Lip Balm project and I’ve been having lots of fun trying them out in different homemade products.
So together we researched scrub recipes, and came up with one of our own that turned out so wonderfully! Not only does it smell incredible, and feel so luxurious on our hands, but its so completely and totally adorable in this super cute jar from SKS-bottle. Have I told you lately how much I LOVE SKS-bottle? They seriously have every single type of container I could ever need for craft projects. And this jar was perfect for the look we were going for. We used the 8oz size, but I also have some 16oz jars too that I will use soon for some more scrub recipes I want to try. Since we’re going to be selling these, we really wanted them to look polished and professional and I really think they turned out awesome!
So here’s our recipe for the Citrus Sugar Scrub.
Makes 36oz. of scrub.
Here’s what you’ll need
- 6, 8oz Jars with Lids
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Large Sturdy Spoon
- Small Spoon for packing
- Tablespoon measure
- Double Boiler
- Cup Measure
Ingredients: (click the links to get the exact products I used for this recipe)
- 6 cups of white Granulated Sugar
- 2 cups Sunflower Oil
- 3 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil
- 3 Tablespoons Orange Butter (melted)
- 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Glycerin
- 8-10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
Here’s what you do:
In a double boiler, melt the orange butter. (I just use two glass pyrex cups, and boiling hot water from the kettle, this also makes it easier to pour the oil directly from the cup). Once it is melted slowly stir in all the oils and the vegetable glycerin. Make sure to mix thoroughly so all the oils and the butter are properly emulsified. Pour the sugar into the bowl. Into the sugar, slowly stir in the oil mixture. Be sure to mix very well. You may need to get your hands in there to make sure there are no lumps or spots that aren’t completely combined (And you just happen to get the added benefit of super soft hands when you do it this way!). Let the scrub set for about 10-15 minutes to continue marrying. Give it one last stir then you are ready to go! Wasn’t that easy?
I chose do do tags instead of sticker labels because I figured stickers would get ruined it gets wet in the shower. I printed the labels directly onto a sheet of brown kraft cardstock using a simple 1 1/2 label template and used a 1 1/2 inch circle punch to cut them out. I hole-punched each one, and tied them on using twine. Super easy, and adorably rustic.
Special Thanks to Jessi, Dink, and Alex for making this project awesome, and for a super fun day hanging out and being crafty!
- Homemade Citrus Lip Balm Tutorial (homemakerchic.com)
- Citrus Salt Body Scrub (inspirationrose.wordpress.com)