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Give Me Some Sugar

I love scrubs, and the exfoilation benefits they provide. Store bought ones however can be a bit pricey and loaded with chemicals. Here’s my natural recipe for personal and gift use:

You will need:

  • Sugar (brown or white)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond Oil
  • Ground almond shells (optional)
  • Honey Almond scent (purchased in the soap making aisle at any craft store)
  • Food color
  • Jar with lid

Most recipes online call for mixing the sugar and oils in a jar. I find that by doing this you get a “gloppy” mixture which isn’t a pretty experience to use. I mix my scrubs in a metal mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.

First add the sugar (and ground shells – optional) with a few drops of vanilla. Next add a bit of oil and mix. Do not over-pour.  You will notice the sugar becoming lumpy in appearance. Continue to add oil, and mix until you get a dry yet smooth appearance. This may take 3 to 4 times however it prevents you from having a gloppy and runny mix. When you achieve the smoothness you want, add one drop of food coloring. Mix the sugar until the mix is a solid color. Mix in honey almond scent and store in lidded jars.

As this recipe does not contain preservatives, please use caution. Do not keep the mix past 2 weeks, and scoop out what you wish to use. I store mine in the fridge for freshness.  Remember natural homemade scrubs will eventually spoil.

Fairy Wings for Leia

Sometimes You find the best projects in the clearance aisle. This weekend while making a supply run to Michaels I found a butterfly wings set for $5.99. The set included 3 ribbons, mesh wings, gems, flowers and glitter glue. For this price, the project was a steal!

I converted the project into fairy wings for my coworker’s daughter Leia using the ribbons as “flowing” extras (who likes following instructions anyways?).

I can say that I cannot find the words to explain how happy I am that Leia enjoyed them. Her mother dazzled Facebook with photos of her modeling the wings, and even trying to charm her Grandpa with a wand.

I’m a proud auntie!

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