(WTNH)- Whether you want to give it as a gift or make it for yourself, making sugar scrubs is a fun activity for anyone!
Laurie Zlotowski, Owner and Teacher of Creative Girl Studios came to Good Morning Connecticut Saturday morning to teach us how to make them!
As an example she said for a 4 ounce jar, use about 3.5 oz of sugar (brown sugar reduces so use more), use about 2-2.5 oz of coconut oil/solid vegetable oil MIX (press all the clumps!) then add fragrance (3-4 drops max per container), mix again. Use a tablespoon of vegetable/vitamin e oil. Use slightly less sugar when adding lavender, coffee grounds etc, or you will have over-fill. Wipe your jar lip before putting on lid. Tighten and wipe jars after clean up. Then add a tag with a special note!
Zlotowski said these scrubs will last about two to three months in the cupboard or on the counter.
You can make the scrub using smaller amounts. You can find essential oil and vitamin E oil at most health food stores. Some craft stores may also sell essential oil, but make sure that they are skin safe; avoid buying “fragrances” as they are not the same thing.
You can use these scrubs daily. If you have sensitive skin, it might be better to limit yourself to once a week. Don’t use products if you are allergic, don’t use old batches. This is a preservative free process, use and make more as needed.
Creative girl studios also teach metal stamped jewelry making, clay handled bottle openers and wine bottle stoppers, beaded jewelry, soy candles and more.