Friday, October 18, 2013

Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub

For my friend's Baby Shower, I made little jars of lavender-scented coconut sugar scrub as party favors.
These were super simple to make, and make great gifts!

This recipe makes 4 jars of sugar scrub. Adjust accordingly. I multiplied this recipe by 2, to get 8 jars, then made 3 batches of that, so I ended up with 24 favors. (Did I lose you on the math?!)

I love these little jars - they are so cute: short and fat!  
They actually have Ball canning jars at Target and Hobby Lobby lately, which is so convenient!  I found them in the kitchen aisle of Target, at about $1/jar:  Ball 4ct Platinum Wide Mouth Jars (8oz)


1  16oz jar of organic virgin unrefined Coconut Oil - melted. (It is usually cheapest at Trader Joe's or online)
4 cups white granulated sugar
16 drops of lavender essential oil


Stir lavender oil into the melted, liquid coconut oil.
Pour into mixing bowl.
Add sugar, and stir until completely moistened and combined.

That's it!!

Scoop scrub neatly into jars, and seal with lid.

I bought some Avery printer labels that are sized correctly for the tops of canning jars, and designed a little label for the favors.
The exact labels I used are these: Avery #22818 in brown paper color.  They make white ones, too, but they were so shiny, I didn't like them.  Luckily the font colors I chose was still able to be seen when printed on brown kraft paper, instead of white. actually has a design program (here) where you can design a label, from scratch or a template.
I printed out these labels, and added them to the filled jars.

The little guys, all lined up.

We placed the jars into Chinese takeout boxes, lined with tissue paper, and added a Thank You printable card to the fronts of the boxes, to finished off the baby shower favors.

These favors were a hit, and they are such a fun gift!
You can make just one for yourself, or make several to give to friends as party favors or holiday gifts!

So There.