Mix Your Own Scrub Gift Jars, Part 1


Every Christmas, when I make various bath products as gifts for friends and family, I hear “How do you do that?” and “This must be so hard, I can’t believe you actually make this by hand!” or my personal favorite, “I wish I could make this!” This year, I actually have a solution for those on my gift list that wish to make their own scrubs.

Let me tell you where my inspiration came from. I was looking online to find a suitable gift idea for a friend who only bakes occasionally, but always enjoys home baked goods. A large tin filled with my own baked goods? That might work, but it is a short lifetime gift and may not be consumed in time. Then I read about mixes in a jar. You simply add the ingredients in layers to the jar, decorate and then give with directions for use. This is when I had my little light bulb pop into action over my head! Why can’t I make a scrub that I layer the dry ingredients in a jar and mix the liquids in a bottle?

What are the advantages to this little gift? My friends can mix their own scrub, and I don’t have to worry about a scrub leaking in transit for those friends I ship Christmas packages. I don’t create the mess of trying to pour the scrub into jars, which is a big bonus in my eyes!

Today, I’ll show you how I made the Spa-erific Salt Scrub and tomorrow we will make the Winter Survival Sugar Scrub.

Collect needed items for the Spa-erific Salt Scrub:

Ingredients
Dead Sea Salt, Fine
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Sunflower Oil
Shower Gel & Liquid Hand Soap in One
Fragrance Oil of your choice (I used Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil)
LiquaPar Oil
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (Bottles and Jars)
Jars: I used the 16 oz Deep Jar with Straight Black Lids.
Bottles: I used the 6 oz Frosted Bullet Bottles with Non-Dispensing Caps.

Recipe:

Recipe in Percentages
75% Dead Sea Salt
3% Colorless Jojoba Oil
9% Sunflower Oil
12% MMS Liquid Soap Base
1% LiquaPar Oil
Desired Fragrance Oil Calculated
Recipe for 16 fl oz Deep Jar
14 ounces Dead Sea Salt
0.55 ounce Colorless Jojoba Oil
1.66 ounces Sunflower Oil
2.22 ounces MMS Liquid Soap Base
0.18 ounces LiquaPar Oil
2-3 ml desired Fragrance Oil

Weigh your salt and fill the jar of your choice with the salt. Once the jar has the salt, cap and set aside. You are finished with the jar until you decorate.

Set the bottle of your choice on the scale and weigh each liquid ingredient into the bottle. After all the liquid ingredients have been weighed, cap the bottle with a non-dispensing cap. Now the bottle of liquids is ready!

Directions to include with your scrub gift.

Shake bottle of liquid ingredients until completely mixed. Pour half of the bottle into the jar and gently stir with a spoon. Empty the rest of the bottle into the jar and finish stirring. Now the scrub is ready to use! Stir before each use for optimal exfoliation. Use once a week for best results.

You could also include a washcloth or a bath poof, an after shower cream, and a lip balm.

Enjoy!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by January 1st for posts during December.

Andee

Finished scrub on my finger.

Finished scrub on my finger.

Finished jar of salt and bottle ready for labels and then gift giving.

Finished jar of salt and bottle ready for labels and then gift giving.

How I put together the scrub gift set:

Collect needed items.

Collect needed items.

Weigh salt into the jar.

Weigh salt into the jar.

Weigh liquids into the bottle.

Weigh liquids into the bottle.


How my friend will use the scrub gift set:

Pouring liquids into the jar of salt.

Pouring liquids into the jar of salt.

Mixing the scrub.

Mixing the scrub.

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About Andee

I’m a twenty something soap snob. I’ve grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won’t tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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