We went to Florida over the summer and, a few hours before we flew back home, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch. In the bathroom, by the sink, was homemade sugar scrub. I used it and really loved it. You could actually buy it at the hostess stand, but I didn't really feel like carrying it on the plane.
It was also one of those things that made me think, "I can make that."
It took a few months, but I finally made it. And I'm kicking myself that I didn't make it sooner. It was so easy -- and it's amazing. We've been using it in the shower ever since I made it and each morning, Pete tells me how much he loves it. So of course, it became the my new favorite bridal shower favor idea.
Mint Sugar Scrub Bridal Shower Favors
I made these ones green because it made it a little more eye catching (plus mint and green seem to go hand in hand). You don't need the food coloring, though. You can leave it out all together and it will be just the same.
What You'll Need (for the sugar scrub):
- 1.25 cups of white sugar
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 2oz. plastic jars
- Green food coloring
What You'll Do:
Mix together the sugar, oils, and food coloring until it is all combined. If you want a richer color, just add more food coloring and mix well.
If the mixture feels too oily to you, add a little more sugar. It will dry up a little overnight, though, and you do want a bit of an oily consistency. You don't want something to gritty.
Scoop it into the plastic jars. Do not -- I repeat do not -- pack this stuff in. It looks like baby food that way. Leave it looser and it looks so much better.
I actually found ten 2.5oz plastic jars at the dollar store (part of why you should always go wedding shopping at the dollar store). This recipe ended up making five containers.
Leave them overnight and then it's time to package them.
What You'll Need (for the packaging):
- White curling ribbon
- Light green tulle
- One-hole punch
- "From My Shower To Yours" sugar scrub printable gift tag (see below)
What You'll Do:
Cut two 13-inch strips of tulle.
Lay them in a plus-sign shape and put the container of sugar scrub in the middle.
Pull up the edges (it's easier if you pull the inner one first) and tie with ribbon..
Cut out a "From My Shower To Yours" sugar scrub printable gift tag and punch a hole in the top.
Affix it with the string and curl the ribbon.
To make this so much easier for you (and budget friendly), I created a "From My Shower To Yours" sugar scrub printable gift tag. It's formatted to fit an 8.5x11 sheet of paper (so standard home printer size). Just right click, save it to your computer, and print out as many copies as you need.
Be sure to stock up on ink before printing these. You don't wan to be running to the store in the middle of putting these together.
BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make this sugar scrub for your bridal shower?