“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.”
I love to experiment by using natural products or making scrubs, face masks and things out of products I already have around the house. I came across this how to make a sugar scrub (Do-it-yourself ) for your hands and thought I would share it with you.
By: Debra SteilenHomemade Brown Sugar Body ScrubMake this fragrant exfoliator in your kitchen and add it to your beauty routine for extra-soft skin.
Ingredients 250 mL (1 cup) light or dark brown sugar
125 mL (1/2 cup) coconut oil*
5 mL (1 tsp) Vitamin E (available online or at vitamin stores)
5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract or essential oil such as lemon or lavender (optional)
*Tip: Substitute 125 mL (1/2 cup) of extra virgin olive oil or sweetened almond oil.
Combine all ingredients (except brown sugar) in a mixing bowl and stir
Add one cup of brown sugar and mix well with a wire whisk or hand mixer (be sure to break up any lumps as you stir)
Stop when the mixture resembles moist sand; if the mixture feels too dry, add more oil a few drops at a time, and if it feels too oily, add more brown sugar until the mixture reaches the desired consistency
Rub a small amount into your skin using circular motions
Once the sugar is rubbed in, rinse your hands and follow with a treatment of yourfavourite lotion
Sugar Scrub Tips
Store the brown sugar in an airtight container for up to three months.
Note that contents will settle, so mix the scrub before using.
Sugar scrubs are not usually recommended for the face.
Leave on the skin for a few minutes before thoroughly rinsing under warm water, and then pat dry.
Tip: Be careful when using this body scrub when bathing; the oils may make the bathtub or shower floor a little slippery.
Sugar Scrubs Make Cute, Inexpensive GiftsFor a vintage look Mom or Grandma will love, store the scrub in a clean Mason jar with a galvanized steel lid. Wrap thick twine around the neck, and tie it into a shoestring-type bow.
Looking for a shower gift in the bride’s wedding colours? Package the scrub in a clear glass jar with a stainless-steel lid. Wrap the desired colour of taffeta ribbon around the lid and tie it in a bow. Tuck a small silk flower between the ribbon and the jar for added charm.
Need a trendy gift for your best friend? Package the scrub in a clean canning jar. Wrap colourful Washi tape around the canning-jar lid. Create a colour-coordinated label on your computer and attach it to the front of the jar with crafts glue.
Want to delight a new mom? Package the scrub in a clean baby-food jar.
Decorate the lid with a scrap of pink, blue or gender-neutral fabric cut into a circle 5 centimetres (2 inches) larger than the jar lid
Use a dab of glue to attach the circle to the lid
Gather the excess fabric around the neck of the jar, and secure with a pretty coordinating ribbon tied in a bow
Tip: Don’t forget to include a small tag listing the ingredients and instructions for using the scrub.