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Topic: Lavender Brown Sugar Scrubs (my first!)  (Read 19865 times)
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maguro
« on: December 15, 2008 08:11:27 AM »

I've made a salt scrub once before but these are my first sugar scrubs. Made a test batch and it came out luxurious so I made a dozen jars of this stuff to give out for x-mas presents. I opted to hand write the labels for a more personal touch, using a sharpie and covering with packaging tape before i cut them out and stuck them on. seems to keep them nice and waterproof (so far!)

comments welcome. Smiley




I got the recipe somewhere on the web and just tweaked it slightly. For each 8 oz jar i used:

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar in the raw (course for exfoliating!)
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1/4 cup olive oil (you could use almond oil as well)
5-6 drops of lavender essential oil.

all very easy ingredients to find. all you have to do is mix it up in a big bowl and scoop it into the jars. smells heavenly. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008 08:52:34 AM »

Those look lovely! I wish I were on your Xmas list. Smiley
The labels are really nice looking too. You did a great job.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008 09:10:17 AM »

These look terrific.  I wish I was on your list. 
Can you tell me how to make my own?
Thanks,
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008 09:56:09 AM »

Sure! I got the recipe somewhere on the web and just tweaked it slightly. For each 8 oz jar i used:

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar in the raw (course for exfoliating!)
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1/4 cup olive oil (you could use almond oil as well)
5-6 drops of lavender essential oil.

all very easy ingredients to find. all you have to do is mix it up in a big bowl and scoop it into the jars. smells heavenly. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008 10:48:27 AM »

These turned out really great! Where did you get your containers from? I'd like to make some of these as well! I really like your homemade labels!
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008 11:28:35 AM »

These turned out really great! Where did you get your containers from? I'd like to make some of these as well! I really like your homemade labels!

Thanks Krafty119! I got my jars from http://www.specialtybottle.com/

the have tons of sizes and colors and the prices are quite reasonable.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008 12:39:22 PM »

Hmmm.... I think it would be too late to order these now! but I just had an idea (one that my husband will love) I could use baby food jars as my container! (he'll be glad to finally get them out of the house!). I have two different sizes, and could put a 'spatula' with them so they can be used... That could work! And cheap too!

Thanks for posting your craft. I am going to steal it shamelessly!! Smiley

Happy Christmas!
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008 02:07:43 PM »

Covering the labels with packing tape to laminate them is a great idea!  Did you use more tape to affix them to the jars, then?
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008 02:51:02 PM »

Krafty - steal away! Smiley

Covering the labels with packing tape to laminate them is a great idea!  Did you use more tape to affix them to the jars, then?

Canto, I had sheets of 5 labels on each that were the right size. i wrote out what i wanted on each sticker then covered the whole page with two pieces of packaging tape. then i had to cut the labels out (b/c i couldn't peel them) and after i cut them the back came off so labels just stuck right on to the jar, no need to tape them on. does that make sense? Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008 03:46:36 PM »

[quote author=emilyhell link=topic=282788.msg3204714#msg3204714 date=1229381462
Canto, I had sheets of 5 labels on each that were the right size. i wrote out what i wanted on each sticker then covered the whole page with two pieces of packaging tape. then i had to cut the labels out (b/c i couldn't peel them) and after i cut them the back came off so labels just stuck right on to the jar, no need to tape them on. does that make sense? Smiley
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Yes, perfect sense.  That's a really great idea!  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008 04:09:48 PM »

Looks great..I want to sniff it! Love your handwriting! And I recommend Specialty Bottle too, I <3 them!
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2008 05:49:29 PM »

Love your handwritten labels.  Such a nice personal touch.  Thanks for sharing your recipe too.
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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2008 06:45:37 AM »

I'm bookmarking this for future reference!
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2008 11:33:42 AM »

That's a great idea for stocking stuffers!  Thank's for sharing.
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2008 10:40:46 AM »

They're beautiful! If you're looking for a quick jar try Walmart - I found some ranging $.99 to $3.99 depending on the size - I used them for salt hand scrub and they worked well.
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2008 02:35:39 PM »

Sure! I got the recipe somewhere on the web and just tweaked it slightly. For each 8 oz jar i used:

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar in the raw (course for exfoliating!)
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1/4 cup olive oil (you could use almond oil as well)
5-6 drops of lavender essential oil.

all very easy ingredients to find. all you have to do is mix it up in a big bowl and scoop it into the jars. smells heavenly. Smiley

thanks so much for sharing!
I have some questions about the ingredients:
-what is exactly the light brown sugar? I see different kind of brown sugars in shops, but I'm not sure which one I should use for this. Do you have by chance a picture?

- sugar in the raw: I found this page http://www.sugarintheraw.com/
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Sugar In The Raw is a natural, unrefined sugar made from sugar cane grown in Maui. Juice is extracted from the sugar cane, and then crystallized through evaporation. These crystals are rinsed with a very small amount of water to remove just enough stickiness to make the product free flowing. We pack this turbinado sugar and market it as Sugar In The Raw.

we don't have this brand in Italy. I guess it's a kind of brown sugar. What does it look like?

- vitamin E oil: we don't have it in Italy. I will see if I can buy Vitamin E in pharmacy, or I will use an oil rich in Vitamin E (olive oil, i.e.)

- almond oil goes rancid not in a long time, so better use other oils (jojoba, olive...)

Thanks again for sharing, they really look great!

Vale


edit: I found this page about different kind of brown sugars. I will read it with care!

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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2008 01:40:59 PM »

Sounds lovely.  Great gift idea Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2009 10:44:39 AM »

Lavale:

The sugar in the raw is a really course sugar that is good for exfoliating. I would bet that there is something similar in italy, good luck finding it! the light brown sugar is a soft brown sugar that is very fine and lighter in color than the dark brown sugar (i guess there's less molasses in it).
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2009 12:09:20 PM »

Thanks for posting the recipe and the link for the bottles.  I can't wait to try this!  Christmas ideas for next year  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2009 06:58:33 AM »

i looks so pretty! those containers are awesome and i wish i was on your christmas list! but i guess i will just have to make my own...thank you for putting up the recipe! <3
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2009 11:17:51 AM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2012 12:29:35 PM »

I love this thank you now i know what im giving my sis-in law for her bday.
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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2012 10:01:49 AM »

These look like a really easy but great gift!! Thanks for sharing..I think any woman on your christmas list would love receiving this Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2012 02:28:23 PM »

In my old apartment, I had a bit of a bug problem in the bathtub (I don't know if it's a regional thing, but we call them silverfish... they're really fond of books, which means they will FOREVER plague me in some capacity) so this came to mind because of that...

I assume you would have to make sure the lid is closed really tightly to avoid bugs from getting at it? Does anyone know if this has caused problems if you don't, say, rinse the tub/sink/whatever well? I was trying to decide if I wanted to try making a salt scrub or a sugar scrub, and that's the one thing that made me think salt scrubs are a better idea.
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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2012 09:56:16 PM »

Do you think it would be ok to use Epsom salt or organic sugar instead of sugar in the raw?
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« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2012 07:01:58 AM »

Just made some and used it....AWESOME!! I smell and feel great..I used coconut oil instead of olive.

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