Being on a tight budget, with a tiny on the way (we’re having a baby! See post: So…I’m pregnant?) I decided to do a DIY Christmas this year. Since it’s wintertime and regular soap dries out my hands, I decided to make a DIY Sugar Scrub! Many recipes call for essential oils, but the prices for those tiny bottles of oil would make this DIY pricey, so I decided to recreate. After doing some research, I found the cheapest, easiest way to make a ton of sugar scrub – here’s how!
Items Purchased: (This recipe is for making (13) Sugar Scrubs; however, you can modify based on your needs.)
- (13) 19 oz. Dollar Tree Candy Jars with air-tight sealing lids for $1/each
- Keeps the moisture in.
- (1) Pack of Dollar Tree Silver Plastic Mini Spoons, 24-ct. for $1/each
- For decoration & application.
- (2) 4lb Bags of Great Value: Pure Cane Sugar from Walmart for $2.22/each
- Typically, the larger the bag you buy, the less per ounce it will cost.
- (1) 60 oz. Great Value Pomegranate Dish Soap from Walmart for $4.47/each
- Rejuvenates & moisturizes.
The beauty of this recipe: you can’t go wrong! The more sugar you have, the more exfoliating it will be.
The less sugar you have, the silkier it will be.
- In a large pot, I poured the entire bag of sugar and about half of the dish soap. Using a spatula, I stirred the mixture, and added in more of the sugar/soap, until I was happy with the consistency. I then poured the mixture into a large pitcher, to make it easier to pour into the jars.
- Next, I simply poured the mixture into the jars, leaving about an inch from the top for the lid.
- After putting the lid back on the jar, I added a ribbon (had some at home), made a tag from a paper bag, and tied the small plastic spoon in with the bow. I repeated this process for the remaining jars.
- Voila! You’re all done!
*Note: In order to give it a slight bluish/green tinge, I added in some blue dishsoap to the mix that I already had at home.
- Jars: $13
- Spoons: $1
- Sugar: $4.44
- Dish Soap: $4.47
- Total: $22.91/13 jars = $1.76 Each!
It was certainly a hit with my Family & Friends this Christmas & I hope it will be a hit with yours as well, or yourself. 😉
More DIY Ideas to come, stay tuned!
– Mrs. Pierce