|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:
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.
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.
How I put together the scrub gift set:
How my friend will use the scrub gift set: