Monday, December 20, 2010

How to Make a CITRUS SUGAR SCRUB

3 1/2 to 4 Cups of white sugar
1 to 1 1/4 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 Tablespoons Lemon juice
The zest and juice from 6 small Tangerines
Vitamin E oil (I used about 8 Vitamin E oil capsules, just poke a small hole in  the pill and squeeze the oil out)

I mixed the sugar, vitamin E oil, Lemon juice, and olive oil together.  Then I added the zest and juice from the tangerines.  At this point you can add more juice, zest, sugar or oil to get the consistency you prefer.  I wanted a slightly more runny texture.


 Vitamin E oil is not only good for the skin it is a natural preserver.  Olive oil lasts longer than other oils before spoiling, so this scrub should easily be good for 2-3 months or longer. 

You can store in refrigerator or in a cool, dark place (out of the sun light).  Do not get water in the container when you're using it (unless you plan to use it all up at once) because introducing water into the product can cause unwanted bacterial growth.

This scrub if perfect for hands, feet, or the body.  It even tastes good ;)

There should be enough scrub mixture to fill at least 4 half pint (8 oz.) containers or jars.


Add a small spoon and a ribbon tied around the top of the jar to make a perfect gift.


*I also added cute tags to mine that gave the name, ingredients, how to store, and "shelf life."

And the credit for bending the spoons goes to my wonderful husband, without his strength I would be SOL, ;) .


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3 comments:

Tina said...

Oh! I love this idea! I am going to make these for sure. I just made some homemade bath salts as gifts! You can see them here:
http://ttbowtique.blogspot.com/2010/12/easy-peasy-handmade-gift-idea.html

Its So Very Cheri said...

We are showcasing you at the DIY Club but I need you to add our button.
Thanks Cheri
I would love to have you share this over at my site too. These are so yummy--for my skin.

Holly said...

Love, Love, Love this kind of treat! I especially love citrus. We would love to showcase/include this with The DIY (Club) Life January/February ezine...please email me if you are interested!
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