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Topic: Lavender Brown Sugar Scrubs (my first!)  (Read 18627 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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creationsbydeborah
« 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,
Deborah
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maguro
« 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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krafty119
« 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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maguro
« 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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krafty119
« 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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canto_xii
« 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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