sugar scrub recipe

Hair Masks/Body Scrubs💕

These are my personal favorite recipes that I use on a regular basis!

Sugar Body Scrub- Mix a ½ cup of white sugar, ¾ cup of brown sugar, a couple of tablespoons of olive oil (or whatever oil you have in your house, and vanilla extract or essence! Smells great and exfoliates while also moisturizing!!

Salt Scrub- Mix 1 cup of salt with ¼ cup of coconut oil, and add a few drops of essential oil if desired! More abrasive than sugar for people with tougher skin- good for exfoliating feet!

All Purpose hair mask- Mix ½ cup of olive oil (I find it works the best on the widest variety of hair types, my own included) with ¼ cup of honey. Heat and stir until combined, but don’t boil. Pour into a container and let cool until it is warm to the touch. Apply the warm mixture to dry hair and put on a shower cap. Leave for 15-20 minutes, then rinse out. BE CAREFUL, the oil will make your tub/shower VERY SLIPPERY. Use shampoo to get the excess oil out of your hair, and clean the tub or shower so nobody falls!!!

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I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but I always forget to take pictures!

My Sweetie Scrub!

Sometimes I wanna feel extra soft and lovely before hopping into bed with my fiance. This is especially true after a whole week at work without a proper bath or a day of intense biking.

So when I’m caked with sweat, dirt… and… uh… actual cake, I whip this up and take a bath.

Honey and sugar for “sweetening” our relationship, coconut oil and Epsom salt for their skin-softening and extra exfoliation properties. Honey is also aaaaamazing for your skin! I can’t stop rubbing my legs and arms after using this, so soft!

- 2 tablespoons Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (you can use regular sugar, but brown sugar smells SO GOOD)
- ½ tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (you can use olive oil instead, but coconut oil makes you smell so yummy! Your partner may want to gobble you up!)

Mix together until everything is well blended. Soak in your bath for at least ten minutes before gently massaging the scrub onto your legs, feet, arms, elbows, etc. Again, be very gentle! This is a pretty heavy duty scrub not for every day use! Don’t use on your face! Or if you want to, replace the Epsom salt with regular table salt.

DIY Lip Scrub

My daughter and I made this lip scrub today that we came across on Pinterest! This is perfect to use before applying your lip stain or even any of your lip products! Exfoliating your lips helps the lip stain go on much easier and much more evenly!

We did use the Vanilla extract in ours and coconut oil instead of Olive oil because for no other reason except that I just love coconut oil :)


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

small bowl
1 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
1 small container (I save my eye cream, pigment etc containers and wash them out)
Optional: Vanilla or peppermint extract
Optional: Food coloring (I did pink - pick a practical color as it may stain lips a little)


DIRECTIONS:

Combine honey & sugar in a small bowl.
Add olive or coconut oil & mix well.
If you want it flavored add in a drop of vanilla or peppermint extract
If you’re feeling creative, add 1-2 drops of food coloring (go light on this or it may stain lips)
Put your scrub into a container.


HOW TO USE:

Before bed, rub a small amount of the scrub onto your lips.
Rinse off with water.
Apply lip balm.
Use twice a week for super soft lips!

This Sugar Rose Scrub must smell absolutely amazing. I must try!

Put 1.5 cups of white sugar, ¼ cup baby oil, 12 rose petals in a food processor and hit the button! After it’s all mixed, put the scrub into a cute mason jar for storage.

Autumn Purification Scrub

Because Samhain is approaching and with it comes the Wiccan new year for many, now is the perfect time for physical and spiritual cleansing. This spell recipe is tailored to fall-themed ingredients to really get you in the magical October mood.

You will need:
- salt for cleansing yourself of negative energy
- sugar for attracting sweet things
- cinnamon for health, success, love and power
- ground up pinecone (find one, wash it, grind w/ mortar and pestle) for grounding and new beginnings
- orange zest cleansing, purification and luck
- olive or coconut oil to soften the mixture

Combine the ingredients. I tend to do mostly salt and oil, with smaller proportions of the other ingredients. Store in a glass jar. For added power, moon charge it. Use in a bath or shower. Rub counterclockwise over your body while visualizing the baggage of the past few months rubbing off of you and rinsing away. Rub clockwise and picture the positive new things you’d like to draw into your life. Make sure you are gentle especially if you have dry skin because the mixture can be quite abrasive.

-Liddell’s Royal Sugar Scrub Recipe-
Here’s a wonderful scrub that’s great for self care or a lovely witchy gift that’s perfect for someone who needs a pick-me-up.

- 1 Part Olive oil
- 2-3 Parts Sugar
- 1 Black Tea bag (or 2 tablespoons of a tea of your choice)
- 1 Spoonful of Honey

Combine all of the ingredients in the order listed. Remember to stir well! When you’re done it should be thick like wet sand, but not too watery.
It leaves a wonderful silky feeling after you wash it off. It’s great for feet, hands, and even armpits~! Just be sure to be gentle if you have sensitive skin!

Super Simple Sugar Scrub: Made with Wholesome Sweeteners

1 tablespoon of sugar (I used Evaporated Cane Juice Organic Sugar from Wholesome Sweeteners)

about a 1 tablespoon of of cold-pressed olive oil

Mix the sugar and oil together. You just need enough oil to completely combine with the sugar. This will make enough for a one time use on your hands and arms. It is a great, natural exfoliant and brightens up your skin!

So easy to do. Love it!

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Citrus Nectarine Body Scrub.

Here’s how it goes down in the Diamond household: I get home after a long day of running around LA; I look in my fridge; I consider what I can slather on my body in the form of a DIY spa treatment. I peruse the wilted kale, the dangling carrots, the tired parsley, and my eyes linger on the bag of bruised fruit I got for pie and jam on Monday at the farmers market.

That? Should I slather my body with that?! Why not?! I hear my inner apothecary mixtress reply—the fruit acids will condition your skin and the pectin will act as an antioxidant!

The textures here are everything: Granular sugar, silky coconut oil, piquant orange zest, and tender nectarine pulp. Together, they’re guaranteed to scrub away the detritus of even the roughest of days.

Enjoy the ultimate summer glow! Recipe here.

BEAUTY DIY RECIPES

1- Brown sugar + milk = body exfoliator

2- Yogurt + honey = sensitive-skin and redness remedy

3- Safflower oil + sunflower oil = scalp treatment

4- Petroleum jelly + raw, unrefined sugar = lip scrub

5- A dash of salt + water = surf spray for hair

6- Rosewater + coconut milk = relaxing bath

7-Warmed-up olive oil = prewash treatment for hair

8- Green tea + water =  skin toner

9-  Lemon juice + chamomile tea = hair lightener

10- Epsom salt + almond oil + cinnamon oil + sandalwood oil + allspice oil = hand and foot scrub


angelic self care, according to sari pt 4 ✨

- make yourself a rose sugar scrub (can post a recipe if y'all want!)
- lay in bed with the windows open, feel the breeze caress your skin
- be more open! (note, this doesn’t have to mean physical affection or anything. you do you, friend)
- wear something that makes you feel angelic
- if you’re into makeup, gold or rainbow/opalescent colors for the aesthetic™
- making yourself a cup of tea and enjoying it in silence
- working to become a better listener, for those who need a caring ear
- working to become a better speaker, to stand up for what you care about
- learning to let yourself be soft
- learning to let yourself be bold
- listening to classical music and various hymns and chants can really help calm the mind
- stargazing on clear nights to broaden your love and knowledge of what lays beyond this earth
- taking nature walks to appreciate what is on this earth
- nurturing your own talents and skills
- slowly but surely embracing yourself

Beauty Scrub

This is a little beauty scrub. It’s super simple to make: You use 1 part sugar to 1 part oil (so like ½ cup of sugar to ½ cup of oil). You can fiddle around with this base depending on your skin-type, preference, etc.*

I wanted this one to have magickal properties specifically for beauty and love. 

Base: Sugar and a blend of Coconut and Avocado oil

Scents: Jasmine, Gardenia, and Rose


*Note - Please only use food-grade or essential oils specifically blended for soap/cosmetics. Do not use this if you have sensitive skin, as it is an exfoliating scrub. I added about a tablespoon of crushed oats to make it a little gentler, but it can still be a bit rough on your skin. Also, do not use an exfoliating scrub like this more than once a week. Be sure to wash your face with a gentle soap and warm water. Don’t forget to moisturize! 

☆ 20 inexpensive big/little DIY gift ideas! ☆

Don’t let the cost of big/little gifts stop you from taking a little sister! With creativity, discount shopping, clever embellishments and outside-the-box thinking you can make a splash with your little and not break the bank. Get crafty, shop sales and stretch your dollars for maximum impact. You can stay on budget and spoil your little too! xoxo ;)

Places to Shop: 

Thrift stores, resale shops, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Party City, grocery stores, Dollar Stores, Big Lots, Wal-Mart, craft stores, art supply stores, outlet malls, Amazon, Overstock.com, Etsy, Jo-Ann Fabrics, eBay, Home Depot, office supply stores, garage sales, antique malls, flea markets, warehouses and container stores! 

  ☆ 20 Inexpensive Big/Little Craft Projects: ☆

  1. Cookies or S’mores in a Jar: Purchase a cheap mason jar, fill with cookie mix/s’mores ingredients and toppings, decorate the jar with a ribbon and cute tag.
  2. Create a Tray Plaque: Buy an inexpensive tray at the Dollar Store, spray paint in a bright color, embellish with flowers/symbols/words and add a wide ribbon for hanging. The tray becomes a cute door or room plaque. 
  3. Hugs & Kisses Box: Gift wrap or decoupage a gift box, add a bow and a note explaining that inside the box is a year’s worth of loving thoughts and affirmations from you to your little. Place 365 neatly printed slips of paper with positive messages inside in the box. Your little can take an inspirational note from the box each day.
  4. Embellish a Hand Mirror: Buy a (larger size) inexpensive hand mirror at the discount store and hot glue flowers, gems, pearls, stick-on letters and/or sorority symbols onto the back of the mirror. 
  5. Decoupage a Ribbon Clock: For a few dollars on eBay or the craft store, buy a set of clock movement parts, purchase a wood disc and have a hole cut in the middle for your clock mechanism, decorate with strips of ribbon or fabric, add buttons, pearls, or gems for the hours. A clock can easily be themed to your sorority through colors and patterns. 
  6. Decoupage a Rock Paperweight: Buy a smooth 5″x 5″ river rock, tear one sheet of high quality scrapbooking paper into pieces and decoupage them onto the rock. Add a piece of felt to the back and one inspirational word to the front with small stick on letters. 
  7. Candy Flower Pot: Paint an inexpensive clay pot with a sorority design, paint craft sticks green to look like stems, glue pieces of candy onto the sticks, and place them into a piece of florist foam you have wedged in the bottom of the pot. Add tissue paper or shreds around the base. Add a few craft store flowers for more fullness. 
  8. Framed Chalkboard: Purchase a medium sized chalkboard or paint a piece of wood with chalkboard paint. Visit your local antique shops and thrift stores to find a cool frame to paint. Place the chalkboard inside the frame and add a wide ribbon for hanging. You can also purchase a frame at the craft store and paint it instead. 
  9. Cute Clipboard: Buy a sturdy yet inexpensive clipboard at the office supply store. Paint or decoupage the front and back and embellish the clip with pearls or rhinestones. Add a lush bow for accent. 
  10. Fabric Message Board: Buy a large piece of Styrofoam, a larger piece of discount fabric and strips of ribbon. Glue the fabric to the Styrofoam and then glue the ribbon ends onto the back, creating a criss-cross pattern on the front. 
  11. Sorority Coasters: Paint or decoupage a set of 4″ tiles from Home Depot. Use fabric, sister photos, magazine pictures, napkins or scrapbook paper as your decoration. Seal with spray on sealer and glue a small piece of felt to the back of each tile. 
  12. Paint a Wine or Champagne Bottle: Paint daisies, roses, or your sorority flowers on a bottle of your choice. Tie the bottle neck with a beautiful ribbon.
  13. Set of Magnets: Find supplies at the craft store for making sorority themed magnets out of bottle caps or clear “buttons.” Use sister photos and printed images for your designs.
  14. Painted Plant Holder: Paint a large tin can in sassy stripes and add a blooming plant from a discount nursery. 
  15. Dry Erase Board: Buy an inexpensive picture frame with glass, paint the glass with 2-coats of acrylic paint and place it in the frame with the painted side facing towards the back. Give with a set of dry erase pens to write on the “front” of the glass and then wipe away. Hot glue a pretty bow to the top front. Board can be hung or placed on a stand. 
  16. Metallic Mug Magic: Head to the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart for a plain ceramic mug, decorate with metallic Sharpies, then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes letting your mug pre-heat and cool down inside the oven. 
  17. Confetti Glasses: Find inexpensive wine glasses or tumblers at the Dollar Store or glassware outlet. Using a gold leaf pen paint irregular shapes that look like confetti scattered down the sides of the glass. Add your greek letters and/or your little’s monogram as well. 
  18. Sugar Scrub: Make your own scented sugar scrub with sugar, almond oil, scented essential oil and food coloring. Give it to your little in a cute bottle or jar. Decorate the bottle with a printed label and pretty fabric on the lid. Find a complete sugar scrub recipe online.
  19. Glitter Bottle Necklace: Find all the supplies you need for making your own jewelry at the craft store. Purchase a chain, mini bottle and glitter to put inside. Attach the bottle to your chain and you have a charming fairy-dust necklace. Symbol earrings are also easy to make with supplies from the craft store. 
  20. Mod Bookends: Shop the quirky second hand stores in your area for two unique heavy objects to paint. Look for animals, solid wood figures, or architectural accents and then paint them in a high gloss bright mod color. Sorority mascots and symbol bookends would also be cool. 

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Getting into Beauty Magic

1. Sugar scrubs The basic sugar scrub recipe is sugar and oil. That’s it! 2 parts sugar (any kind) to 1 part oil (also any kind). From there, you can add herbs, essential oils, scents, anything you like! 2. Oil The vast majority of oils have the same healing properties for your skin, but it’s best to stick to coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. The ways you can use oil are essentially limitless! Enchant a bottle and you’ve got magic oil to use for… • treating rashes • moisturizing skin • personal & household cleaning • making homemade beauty products • cooking for ritual Et cetera, et cetera. 3. Herbal waters & Hydrosols Making herbal water is fairly easy. Let a liberal amount of a specific herb sit in water for a day or two in the sun, then strain. Hydrosols are the water that’s left over by the process of diffusing essential oil from an herb. That being said, they’re harder to obtain but much more fragrant than herbal waters. 4. A basic shopping list Looking to get into beauty magic or even just homemade beauty? Start with these… • your favorite scents in essential oils (they’re expensive, but worth it) • coconut oil (most homemade beauty recipes will call for it) • Shea and/or cocoa butter • containers (because a witch can never have too many containers.

DIY 9 Favorite Spa and Beauty Recipes posted on truebluemendyou. Part 1. Part 2 is here. My DIY spa gifts and beauty recipe posts are some of my most popular posts around the holidays. Why? Because they are cheap and easy to make yet so customizable. You can also make most of them in big batches. You can find more DIY bath and beauty recipes and roundups here.

Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub from Smart School House.

10 Minute Pumpkin Spice Soap from Happiness is Homemade.

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DIY Spa Gift Recipes and Printables from Classy Clutter: 3 Ingredient Cocoa Bath Salts and 3 Ingredient Milk Bath.

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Soy Candle Tutorial with Printables from Going Home to Roost.

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Easy Homemade Soaps from She Makes a Home.

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Cocoa Peppermint Lip Balm from Essentially Eclectic.

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3 Ingredient Tropical Bath Salts from Dream a Little Bigger.

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3 Ingredient Lavender Lotion Bars from Essentially Eclectic.

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe and Printables from Uncommon Designs.

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DIY Roundup 9 Beauty Spa Recipes. Part 2. Part 1 is here.

  1. Pink Tinted Lip Balm using Beeswax from Delia Creates.
  2. 3 Ingredient Cocoa Butter Milk Bath from All the Little Extras.
  3. 3 Ingredient Chocolate Milk Bath from Henry Happened.
  4. 3 Ingredient Personalized Sugar Scrub Recipe and Printables from Jenny Highsmith. You can swap one oil for others, swap white sugar for brown, and try different essential oils.
  5. 2 Ingredient Crayon Lipstick from Hey Wanderer.
  6. Post and Guides for Beginners: Bath, Beauty and Spa DIYs from Humblebee & Me.
  7. Beeswax Lip Gloss from Joy the Baker.
  8. 2 Ingredient Kool-Aid Lip Gloss from Meet the Dubiens.
  9. DIY Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrub from Henry Happened.