As most of you know I co-hosted my best friends bridal shower last weekend. I posted about the Burlap Wrapped Mason Jars the other day, and today I’m excited to share the DIY beauty product I made!
I volunteered to take care of the bridal shower favors for all of the guest since I wanted something that would tie into our theme and also something that was memorable and that people would use. That’s when I remembered seeing a recipe for a sugar scrub in my favorite craft book, Mark Montano’s Big Ass Book of Crafts. If you don’t own this book–you need to go buy it ASAP. He gives so many great ideas as to craft projects you can make from gift giving to home decor. And did you know that Mark Montano has a blog! I also follow him on Twitter and every now and then exchange tweets back and forth (and then I become giddy because THE Mark Montano talked to little ol’ me)! I recognize that I’m a bit of dork and I’m totally ok with that. I know you have craft idols too. One of mine just happens to be, Mark Montano, and hopefully I’ll get to meet him one of these years! I digress, I remembered seeing multiple DIY hygene tutorials in his book that I immediately grabbed it and flipped to the chapter. That’s when I saw the Lemon Tea Sugar Scrub (that I bookmarked a few years ago in hopes I’d make it one day). I figured this would be the most practical bridal shower favor and best of all something that I think everyone would use.
Adapted from: Mark Montano’s Big Ass Book of Crafts
Servings: 5 one-cup containters
5 cups Sugar
1 cup Epsom Salt
1 cup Lemon Oil
⅓ cup Honey
15 packages of Green Tea
5 Lemons, Zested
Juice of ½ a lemon
Measuring Cups – Soft Spatula – Juicer – Grater
Container for Storage – Twine – Label
1. In a large mixing bowl add 5 cups of sugar, 1 cup Epsom salt, ⅓ cup of honey, and 1 cup lemon oil. Mix well until sugar/salt mixture is moist.
2. Next, zest 5 lemons into the sugar/salt mixture.
3. Next, begin breaking open 15 green tea bags and adding them to the sugar mixture.
*This is what your scrub should look like.
4. Next, juice a half of one lemon and add it to the sugar scrub mixture.
5. Mix well so that everything is incorporated.
6. Once everything is incorporated I washed the jars, dried them, and created a paper funnel to scoop 1 cup servings of the sugar scrub into the jars. (not pictured) Once the sugar scrub is in the jar tie twine around the top and adorn with a paper tag.
Here is what my finished product looked like.
Everyone including the bride were smitten over this homemade beauty product. I also included the ingredients on the back of the tag so others can make more if they wish to do so.