DIY sugar scrub {from today’s creative blog}

by @according2kelly on September 29, 2011

for the entire month of september will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season…

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season all month long. yep! yep! 30 days of projects. so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, our featured blogger is the super crafty, totally fabulous, pretty amazing kim, of today’s creative blog. kim writes…

Hey all, it’s Kim here from Today’s Creative Blog! I’m going to solve your holiday gift making with one of the easiest, most wonderful gifts ever! I think most people enjoy making and receiving handmade gifts for the holidays. And I think most people have limited time. I fall into both categories, plus I just really like simple diy anything that looks anything but simple.

Sugar Body Scrubsugar scrub recipe

Once you have the ingredients, you can make this in about 5 minutes. I’ve used all different kinds of sugar. As long as it’s a loose sugar, you’re good. Don’t use the brown sugar you bake with.

sugar scrub recipe

How to make a Sugar Scrub

  1. Pour 3 cups sugar into bowl
  2. add 1 cup almond oil
  3. Stir until sugar is moist
  4. add several drops of scented oil. I like my scrubs pretty smelly, so I add about 20 drops. (I found scented oil at Whole Foods)
  5. Scoop into container (make several small ones using baby food jars for group gifts)

    Wrap it up pretty with a tag stating what it is. I usually add the ingredients in case someone has allergies.

There you go………you’ve got at least ONE gift you can make this year! For more DIY, crafty, creative and decorating inspiration, come on over and visit me at Today’s Creative Blog.

for more great ideas be sure to visit kim at her blog today’s creative blog, & follow her every move on twitter, & facebook.


about kim: She is a busy mom who adores her young son, teaches fitness classes, and who loves to decorate with anything found hanging from a tree. She loves painted furniture, red doors, playing in her scrap room and will take years to decorate a room, just waiting for the perfect item.


baking, crafting & sewing along at home? don’t forget to play show & tell… upload your photos to our flickr group HERE. follow along with all of our featured bakers, crafters & sewers on twitter HERE, & tweet about the holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along” using the hashtag #handmadeholiday.


I love this recipe! I need help though ha. Should I use the sugar you have recommended in the picture? If so, where can I buy it? If I do not have to, what other types of sugar are able to be used in this recipe? 


I am loving this series on your blog. I am a new follower.


wahoo! I hope you were read all the past ideas - they were fabulous!

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