Mother’s Day DIY: Sugar Scrub

It’s soon that time of year where we go out of our way to splurge on a gift for our mothers. I’m not saying that this is necessarily a bad thing but it’s simply a marketing tool for us to keep on spending – Why not go out of your way to buy something special on any other day of the year?

With that being said, I too fall for this marketing scheme and most of the time find it difficult to get my mum something she will actually use. Not that she doesn’t appreciate sentimental gifts, but they always seem to end up in a drawer somewhere.

That’s why I’ll be sharing a simple DIY gift – one that can actually be used up without breaking bank.

This week, I’ll be sharing with you an easy way to create a Honey Brown Sugar Scrub. This works great on dry, crackled heels and elbows but can also be used as a regular body/foot scrub. It’s also a cheap alternative to expensive sugar scrubs, most probably having at least half of the ingredients in your pantry as we speak. No need to mention that this doesn’t necessarily have to be a gift – you can make this for yourself (cheeky, I know) !!

I would also like to mention that I actually got the idea for this scrub off Pinterest so all the credit goes to Tina from Sugar Bean Bakers. You can view her post here.

You will need:
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Cane Sugar (or Raw Sugar)
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil (or melted & cooled Coconut Oil)
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla

ingredients-line-up

All that you need to do is mix all these ingredients together. It’s that simple!

ingredient-slits

consistency

After thoroughly mixing, you should have a dense, somewhat sticky consistency as seen above. Use this scrub the same way just as you would with any other sugar scrub.

Now, you will need to store in an airtight container of your preference. I chose a clean recycled mayo jar I found lying around. If you’re making this scrub as a gift, you might want to add a little tag or design to the container – I went with polka dot wrapping paper as I love the pattern.

polka-mayo-jar

To cover the lid of your jar, all you need to do is measure and trace around it on the piece of material you will be using. Make sure to also mark a circle roughly 1 inch larger than the lid size. This is important so you will be able to wrap the material around the lid. After drawing the larger circle, start cutting out small strips (as pictured) for easier adhesion.

cutting-collage

It’s time to glue things together! If you think you are unable of doing this alone, please get someone to help you as I wouldn’t like to be responsible for having your hand stick to something it shouldn’t….and well, for your own safety. Anyway, apply a generous amount of the glue to the lid and gently press your material onto it, making sure that your material is centered. After doing so, flip the lid over, apply some glue to the inside of the lid and fold the flaps you created earlier. Then leave it to dry. If you would like a better demonstration on how to do these, you can check this video out.

lid-collage

Then I just put the scrub I made into the jar – I used the same ingredient amounts and all of the scrub fit in the jar, so you roughly have an idea of how much this recipe yields.

filling-up-the-jar

I finished everything off by adding a little ribbon and tag reading “Happy Mama’s Day!” – but you can write whatever you want.

mama-day-jar

And that’s it!  You now have created a really simple yet sweet Mother’s Day pressie!

Disclaimer: If you’re applying this scrub to your feet, please be careful to wipe your feet well after use as they might be slippery due to the oil.

Did you enjoy this DIY? Like the post! Share your thoughts and comments below!

If you do actually try this out, please share your photos at @elainemuscat94 on twitter and Instagram or using the #blabberbeauty as I would love to seem them!

And Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

Until next time,

Elaine xo

 

 

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