When Jeana shared her success with homemade sugar scrub, I knew I'd have to try it.
I'm too afraid to use glass near bathtubs, so I substituted a plastic peanut butter container for Jeana's mason jar.
The only problem? Skippy's imprinted top, unlike the plain Kroger variety. Darn coupons!
I wiped the cap with the only paint I had and cut a magazine photo to cover the logo.I am usually too cheap to follow recipes the way they are written. I didn't have baby oil, so I substituted vegetable oil. I omitted the aloe altogether:
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 tsp. imitation vanilla
If you bought sugar, vegetable oil, and imitation vanilla at Walmart, $6 would make about 10 cups (at sixty cents a cup). Holiday-sale-priced baking goods would cut your expenses even further.
The sugar scrub works just as well as Jeana says and smells even better. I dressed the container with a 25-cent spoon for stirring and a recycled ribbon. Gold looks beautiful with this light brown scrub.
A nice gift on its own, this sugar scrub would be even more special when paired with a few plush facecloths from Big Lots or an inexpensive magazine subscription from Ebay.
I think you could also alter the fragrance by adding lemon or almond extract or even leftover coffee grounds.
The peanut butter jar is a little too big and a little too unshapely for my eye, though. Does anyone have suggestions for a smaller plastic container and lid to recycle?