Jac o' lyn Murphy: Scrubbing In for the Holidays!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Scrubbing In for the Holidays!


A SWEET new batch of 
Sugar Scrubs for the Season...




Below are my "recipes".
It is not an exact science 
and you really can't "do it wrong".
If you want to give it a try
just experiment and have fun!

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub
3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
3/4 cup light olive oil

Mix well until combined


Wintermint Sugar Scrub
3 cup sugar
1/2 cup light olive oil
(or any other light colored oil)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil 
(I just put drops in until I liked the smell)

Mix well until combined






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33 comments:

  1. What an amazing idea!
    Do these store well? Like, if I make them now, will they be ok to hand out as Christmas gifts? Thank you!

    emma.ellwein@xerox.com

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  2. Oooo! So simple but they sound extravagant :)
    These have been pinned on my new secret x-mas gift board!

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  3. Such great ideas. Thank you...will be making for Christmas....!
    Trish

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  4. Do you have a reccommendation for making it a Chocolate Peppermint or Peppermint Mocha? Or do you think this would make it sticky? Not sure what kind of cocoa or chocolate might work or maybe it won't at all. Thoughts??

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    1. I added cocoa powder and brown sugar to the Cinnamon Sugar scrub and it did not get sticky.

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    2. Thanks so much for your comment Heinen...so good to know!

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  6. awesome Cinnamon Sugar Scrub! I made it the other night and it made my hands feel fabulous. Thank You.

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  7. I'm just wondering what those sticks are that tied to the front? I've never seen them before! :)

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    1. They are rock candy, just packaging to go with the Sugar Theme!

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  8. Hello Alexis!

    You have a wonderful Blog here and I was so excited when I found your scrub recipes and I was wondering...do they need to be refrigerated after they are made? Also, how long are these scrubs good for? Can they be safely used on the face?

    Thanks so much in advance for your help :)

    Have a Blessed Holiday!

    -Bren

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    1. Hi Bren,
      Thanks so much! No, I do not refrigerate them but I try to keep them in a cool dry room. They are good for a least a month or two. I don't use them on the face but you can give it a try.
      Happy Holidays,
      Alexis

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  9. Thanks Alexis!

    I made a batch and added slightly grounded oats to it, do you know whether or not that would make it have a shorter shelf life?

    ~Bren

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    1. I would think it would be fine...great idea!!

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  10. Also...do you know whether or not it is possible to safely use finely ground candy canes in exchange for the peppermint extract or essential oil called for in the Candy Cane Sugar Scrub of is there maybe a way to make peppermint oil/extract out of candy canes?

    ~Bren

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  11. I am not sure about the candy canes...

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  12. How many little jars do you get from one batch

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  14. Sounds wonderful! So excited to make these for my friends! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Anyone out there ever try a different oil- vegetable perhaps? I'm wanting to make these for MOPS and I need 60+ portions. Trying to cut some costs if possible...

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    1. You can use any light colored oil that doesn't have a strong smell.

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  16. How did you make the sugar sticks with the rock candy?

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  17. Hi...I found you through Pinterest. I love this idea and I'm making some for all my mom friends this Christmas. I was thinking of making a batch of the red tinted one and then spooning it into the mason jars, as needed, so I don't have to make it individually. I'm a little confused about the recipe though. Do you only add the oil to the sugar that's being tinted or to all of it? Thanks! MJ

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