My Rose Jasmine Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite tutorials, and apparently a lot of you like it too! However, I recently tried a slightly different variant of the sugar scrub, which I ended up liking even better. In fact, I whipped up 3 jars quickly for the Peanut’s preschool teachers, and they asked me to tell them how I did it. This is SO EASY and SO QUICK, and people can’t believe that you actually made it. Given my frantic schedule, that’s a win-win. It’s perfect for Mother’s Day too! Let me show you how to make this lightning fast easy floral sugar scrub for your kiddo’s grandmothers, aunts or teachers. Once you’ve started making it, you’ll make batch after batch!
Last year as a Teacher Appreciation gift, I made a homemade sugar scrub, and then one year I made lavender sachets. This year, I decided to make some relaxing homemade bath salts. I’ve made a few versions of bath salts before, but this year I used dried lavender as a primary ingredient. I’m pleased with how these turned out, and the jars that I found at Target along with the personalized gift tags I made with my Cricut Explore Air, really made me proud of how the jar of homemade bath salts turned out. If you’d like to make some for yourself, here’s how.
A few months ago, I shared the “recipe” that I have been using for the DIY Homemade Handsoap that we’ve been using in our house. However, I’m a person who is prone to developing extremely dry and cracked skin during the winter. And crafting with glues and paints, and all of the messes that the little boys means that I wash my hands a lot, so they get dried out even easier. When we started running out of our current batch of hand soap, I decided to make some more DIY moisturizing hand soap for the winter that had a greater proportion of enriching carrier oils.
I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with castile soap. The way your skin feels after you use it, is, well, incredible. Does anyone else agree? About 2 months ago, I couldn’t find the refill bottle for the liquid soap that I had been buying for years. I was certain I had some in the house, but I didn’t know where it was. Maybe we do have some, but I still haven’t found it. I decided then and there to take my love of castile soap and my lack of liquid hand soap, and create my own natural hand soap. This is one of the easiest DIY beauty or skincare projects I’ve done in a while. Within ten minutes, I had my first bottle of natural hand soap, and after a few weeks, I made another bottle, tinkered with the proportions, and make something that works great, smells heavenly and has enough moisturizing benefits to make my skin feel awesome. Needless to say, I’ve been using this natural hand soap constantly!
Since Christmas, I’ve been having so much fun making body washes and sugar scrubs for my family and friends who are women. About two months ago, the Mellow Man started complaining that his shaving cream was irritating his skin. I got to thinking– All of the basic recipes for body wash, deodorant, and skin care can be used by men; however, men are likely to prefer something less floral and feminine. That just means that you need to select a masculine blend of essential oils to make your homemade shaving cream. There are a few resources for creating masculine blends of essential oils, and you may want to experiment on your own to make the perfect blend for your own homemade shaving cream, but I’m going to share the blend that I created.