Here is a great handmade gift idea for Mother's Day - Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub. This is so simple to put together, and looks beautiful once packaged in a glass jar with a ribbon, tag and an antique spoon. Remember at Christmas time we made Lemon Hand Scrub? That was a huge hit, and loved by all who received. This Brown Sugar Vanilla Scrub is another winner. Idea and recipe from Stephanie at Under The Table and Dreaming.
You will need:
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup sunflower oil
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
glass jar or container
ribbon and tag
spoon or scoop
In a bowl mix together the brown sugar and white sugar.Mix well, until no lumps remain.
Measure one cup of sunflower oil. Since this isn't something I regularly purchase, I bought just the amount I needed in the bulk section of my grocery store. It is important to use subtle oil that doesn't have an overpowering smell, like olive oil does. Add the vanilla extract to the oil. Pour the oil and vanilla into the bowl with the sugars.
Does that look wonderful? It looks good enough to eat :)
Take a little scoop (about a tablespoon full) and try it out. Your hands will feel smooth and soft and smell great for hours. Package into glass jars and wrap a ribbon and tag around the jar.
I tied an antique spoon to the top, perfect for spooning out just what you need. You could also use a little scoop.
Wouldn't this be the perfect handmade gift to make for your Mother? Or Grandmother? Or Friend? It is so easy and simple to make, you might just want to go ahead and make one for yourself too.
All pictures in this post taken by Travis. And yes, he did eat the scrub. It looked that good.