EASY HOMEMADE BODY SCRUB

This recipe is one of the easiest ones for sugar scrubs and one of the most versatile. You can use any body wash you like. Dove brand has wonderful choices: pomegranate & lemon verbena; Cucumber & Green Tea; Blue-Fig–Orange-Blossom; nectarine–white-ginger; Pistachio Cream; Plum & Sakura Blossom; Cherry Blossom & Almond; Grapefruit & Lemongrass…..

The possibilities are endless!

Don’t forget the man in your life, he will love the way this exfoliating scrub feels after a long day, and you can use his favorite, (or your favorite :)) body wash.

I like Axe’s “Dark Temptation”. That’s the one I made for my dad and he really likes it and uses it, which reminds me, mom said the jar is nearly empty so I better get busy!

I hope you make several for yourself and to give to friends. Remember Father’s Day is just around the corner!

Here’s what I put in the jar:

3 cups granulated sugar

1/4 cup baby oil

1/4 cup body wash

mix and enjoy 🙂

keeps for a couple weeks, a couple months in the frig.

My Body Scrubs for the Christmas Bazaar.

My Body Scrubs for the Christmas Bazaar.

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Me selling my wares at the Christmas Bazaar. The Body Scrubs were a favorite. Watch for my scrubs, coming soon to Arabella Ave!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Churros

These little sticks of goodness are absolutely divine. Whenever I go to an amusement park or county fair, it is a requirement to get a churro. Something about the crunchy warm cinnamon and sugar gets me every time. I had never attempted to make them myself (I am a chicken when it comes to deep-frying things), but came across this recipe for BAKED churros. I seriously made them that very same day and I guarantee you will want to do the same thing! They turn out amazing . . . crunchy cinnamon goodness in 15 minutes flat!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Churros
Recipe adapted from: Munchkin Munchies

Ingredients:
1 sheet frozen pastry puff sheet, thawed (usually they come in a 2 pack . . . if you want to make both sheets, just double the recipe)
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Unfold and cut puff pastry sheets in half lengthwise, and cut each half crosswise into 1-inch-wide strips.  Place strips on a lightly greased parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown (mine only took 8 minutes). Meanwhile, combine sugar and cinnamon.  Remove pastry sheets from oven and dip in butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Let stand on a wire rack 5 minutes or until dry.

Makes 18 churros.

From Six Sister’s Stuff

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/

Spiced Apple Pie Sugar Scrub

This scrub smells so delicious, you’ll be hard-pressed to keep from eating it! You could eat it, I suppose, as it is non-toxic and all natural, but I recommend rubbing it all over yourself instead 🙂

I made-up this recipe, if you can call it a recipe at all, when I was getting ready for the Christmas Bazaar last Fall.

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This is what I put in the jar:

Equal amounts of White & Brown Sugar, say about 1 cup each.

Celestial Seasonings, Cinnamon Apple Spice Herbal Tea, about 6 packets. Open the tea bags and add the dried tea to the sugar mixture.

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Vanilla

Add your favorite oil, or a mixture of two. I like Coconut and Cottonseed. Coconut because is smells so good and is wonderful to the skin, and cottonseed, because it doesn’t change the scent of your scrub since it is odorless.

Not only that, but Coconut Oil solidifies when cool and can be difficult to scoop out of the jar, so adding a liquid oil help it stay a nice consistency. Put enough oil to where the scrub won’t drip thru your fingers. Keep the lid on tight and avoid getting water in the jar while your in the shower. This will keep for months in the refrigerator, and a couple weeks on the shelf.

This scrub smells like your mum’s apple pie!

Spiced Apple Pie Scrub

Spiced Apple Pie Scrub

Brown Sugar Body Polish

….so my daughter was scraping the bottom of the jar of Brown Sugar Body Polish that I had made for her, and decided to make her own. It didn’t quite turn out, so she called me to ask what she had forgotten.

Here’s what I put in the jar:

2 cups Brown Sugar

1 cup Granulated Sugar

2 Tbsp Vanilla

1/4 tsp Almond Oil (optional)

1 cup of your favorite oil, Sunflower, Cottonseed, Coconut, Olive (light)

Stir all ingredients together till all the lumps are gone. You want the consistency of soft playdough so it won’t run through your fingers and down the drain.

She forgot the granulated sugar 🙂

This feels and smells wonderful!

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I sold my Body Scrubs at the Christmas Bazaar last Fall. I have more recipes to share!

Oregon Mint Sugar Rub-a-dub Scrub

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Mint grows in my mother’s garden on the coast of Oregon. It’s fragrant leaves smell

divine in my homemade sugar scrub. After a good buff with this luscious scrub, your

skin will glow and you will smell wonderful 🙂

To make 6 – 8 oz. jars of sugar scrub:

6 1/2 cups of your choice of sugar.

1 cup of Coconut oil

1 cup of Cottonseed oil, or your favorite.

1-2 cups fresh dried Mint, crushed.

40 drops of peppermint essential oil.

Stir all ingredients together and divide into jars & enjoy within 2 weeks.

Makes very thoughtful gifts 🙂

After you’re out of the shower, have a relaxing cup of Mint Tea!

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