Winter is the season of dry skin! If you’re like me, your skin can get itchy, flaky and just plain old ashy – and that’s not cute. I normally get exfoliating body scrubs, but so many of them have those little plastic beads that get into the ocean, and I can’t stand to use them – they’re horrible for the environment! I also find that a lot of them aren’t very moisturizing for my skin, and the few that are can get a bit pricey. I don’t have time to shop for super expensive body scrub, and neither do my friends! So, enter the awesome gift of homemade body scrubs! Yay!
Here’s what we’ll need:
- 1 or 2 bottles of any liquid soap ($1 at the dollar store – only buy what you think you’ll need)
- sea salt or raw brown sugar – fine or coarse (1lbs for $1 at the dollar store)
- small containers (pack of 10 for $1 at the dollar store)
- optional your oil of choice (I chose a olive oil and sunflower oil blend – $1 at the dollar store)
- optional dried flowers (I chose roses – $0.59/oz at Stay Healthy!)
Total: $4.00 (without options or tax). Total between $5 and $6.59 when you choose options
You’ll also need:
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- scissors or knife
- something to stir your mixture
If you don’t have all of the supplies, click here for great ideas on where to shop! Be sure to factor them into your budget if you need to!
Here’s how we do it: optional steps will be in blue
- Fill container with 1/8 cup of liquid soap
- Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt or sugar to your container – you can add more or less sea salt/sugar depending on how rough you want your scrub to be
- optional Add 1 teaspoon of your dried flowers – you can add more or less depending on how strong you want your flower’s scent
- optional Add 1 teaspoon of your oil of choice – you can add more or less depending on how moisturizing you want your scrub to be
- Mix all of your ingredients together until well blended
- Cut two pieces of ribbon and tie them one of top of each other. It should look like an X or a +. Use a few pieces of tape if you’re having trouble holding them down
- Run the edge of the scissors or knife along the ribbon to make it curl. The more you run the edge along the ribbon, the curlier it gets
I love recipes like this because it’s a wonderful way to pamper yourself – on a budget! Yay! Most of my friends absolutely adore being pampered, so I thought that this was the most perfect gift for them. This is a great gift for mothers, friends, and girlfriends!
How did yours turn out? Did you use oils and flowers? What changes did you make? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!