Sunday, November 28, 2010

HO HO HO HANDSCRUB

so...giftie season is here!...and if you're like me...you gotta do 'em on the cheap this year...but don't let the quantity of money affect the quality of the gift...how 'bout whipping up some homemade sugar hand scrub?...

this stuff is beyond fantabulous!...it gives you the most yummy smelliest (was that even english?...lol) softest hands...i would say baby's bottom soft...but that kinda sounds a little like butt hands...and that's not a good selling point!...lol...

 
anywho...this is the easiest stuff to make...plus, i betcha have all the ingredients ready to go...all two of 'em!...well...what are we waiting for?...lol...

grab some sugar...a knife...and dish detergent...yeah...you read that correctly!....i like to use the stuff with oil of olay aka great for your skin...plus...it smells like pomegranate...yummers!...

 
ok...this might be the only thing you'll have to buy...i got these 8 oz jelly jars at walmart...but you can use any kind of container that you have on hand...a great way to recycle some of those jars!...

 
fill the jar almost to the top with sugar...

 
then start adding the dish detergent...just a layer of it...you're not going to fill up the jar...

 
then take your knife and start stirring!...why a knife?...it's a little tricky getting a spoon in there without the sugar going everywhere...i don't know this for sure...i've just heard...lol...wink wink...

 
keep going...

 
all done!...

now sometimes you have add either more sugar or more dish detergent...to get the right consistancy...you don't want it too runny or too thick...

 
add your label and lid and your ready for gifting!...

 
the only thing that can be easier than making it...is the packaging!....i grabbed a fab silk poinsettia and slapped a magnet on the back...

 
then plopped on top!...plus...it's a gift in a gift!...now who wouldn't love this?...

 
****check out my linky party directory on the sidebar to see where i'm linking to this week!...

59 comments:

Jenifer said...

I have done this before with almond oil, unscented dish det., and sugar! LOVE IT, and now I'm inspired...again! You are so awesome! You are invited to visit my blog anytime!

Jen

goatesgirl said...

LOL...this is so funny...I was out of my body scrub last week and too broke too buy more so I called for my hubbie to bring the sugar jar to the shower...he couldn't understand and was laughing at me until he felt how smooth my skin was and realized how much $$ I saved too

creativeprincess said...

I have already got most of my gifts bought for this holiday season but I can totally see me making this for gifts in the future! Any idea how long it would last once made up? ie. does it go hard or anything?
Tara

greenbean said...

i made up a batch in may...and it's still good!...

Leslie Dick said...

Thanks for this great idea. A friend and I are making baskets for family this year and homemade soaps and scrubs was something we were going to try. This is almost TOO easy. thanks!!!

JennyKozar said...

FANTASTIC!!!! Gonna have to make me some of these. Thanks as always!

Jenny Kozar

Lesley from WI said...

I am going to make this for a friend of mine. Thanks for sharing & can't wait to try it.

tt.scraps said...

Wow! I just bought some epsom salt to make some scrub....I may have to try this too! Thanks!

Janie said...

Wow what a great idea ! Thanks so much for sharing it too ! I love to make handmade gifts for Christmas and my family loves to get them ! This is so very simple and I think I have all of this already so , I will make me some then make some for others hehehe ! TFS !
HUGS,JANIE

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I would definitely love to get this as a gift. I may have to make some of these. So cute too!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

VERY COOL idea!!! I may have to try this. TFS!!! you always have the best idea's :-)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Wow.. you are so creative. I am still on the leaves.. I found some of the "life of the party" yesterday at M's in Santa Rosa.. guess I will have to try this one too. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent...

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Ouuu TOO easy! Love it. I am making a salt bath scrub this year for friends and some family members to go with some bath kits I was given.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Just wanted to let you know I have a blog award waiting for you on my blog :-)

http://www.SamanthaJDesigns.Blogspot.com

-Sam :-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love it!! I bookmarked this! I am done with this years gifts, but this is an anytime gift. I am going to keep my eyes open for some neat vintage jars.
I am visiting from Girl Creative
Carol

buglvr2010 said...

I'm so glad I'm following you...this is an awsome idea and one I can acutally make!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

aud1inok said...

LOVE IT! So glad to find your blog. You have so many wonderful ideas of gifts to make and they are cheap!!!

Jess said...

I am going to make this as gifts and for myself. I recently learned that most scrubby body washes you buy have tiny plastic pellets in them. That mean that plastic goes down the drain. Not good.

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Girl you just amaze me!! Really neat gift!!!!

Leslie said...

I have been out of the blog world for awhile...and of course the first place I come is here to see what you have done. You are AMAZING!!! Thanks for such great ideas.

cfine said...

I love this idea! I'd never heard of using sugar and soap before, and I definitely need to do things on the cheap this year, so I'll be trying this one out!! Thanks for sharing!

Latinacreativa said...

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Scrappy Mel said...

What a great idea!! I have made bath salts with oil and sugar before but never with dish soap. I always hated the oily feeling with the other recipe so I KNOW I would love this. I'm definitely going to give it a try! :)

Elizabeth said...

Great gift idea! I will for sure try this out! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Carrie, I have left you something on my blog.. I have so enjoyed coming to your blog. Thanks for sharing your amazing projects.

Audrey Frelx said...

Now how easy is this!!! You wouldn't believe what I go through making toiletries from scratch!!! LOL!!!

TFS!

Kimberly said...

The little mini jars would be perfect for this too! I made a "sample" of this last night and it really did make my hands feel soft. I also added a little peppermint castille soap for a more "wintery" scent. I would add to include a cute little scoop to the jar with a ribbon to help stir and keep the jar itself from getting yucky! Thanks for the idea!

Angie said...

I will have to add this to my handmade christmas gift list. Cute idea!

Angie @http://cowtownkc.blogspot.com

Surge said...

You are just the best! I was looking TODAY for recipes for scrub for my 2 daughters and thought...let me pop over to GreenBeans blog and see what she is up to...Thanks for sharing this recipe! As always, you have inspired me. I thank you!! :)

Jacqueline said...

Now that's living on a budget! Great gift Idea.

Lori said...

I love you. I am so doing this. This makes total sense! Perfect neighbor gift.

Kendra said...

WOw! What a great idea! I love the label on the outside too! I am new to your blog! I can't believe you don't like chocolate! :)

Kim V. said...

To have even a tenth of your talent! I left a blog award for you on mine, so come on over when you can!

http://kreations-by-kim.blogspot.com/

Iraildes said...

Amei,
Excelente ideia
Perfeito! Perfeito!
abracos

Abby said...

very creative and simple! I'll have to give this a try :)

Crafters Window said...

So excited!!! I made these tonight in several different scents of the Dawn soap that you used and was sooooo easy and such a great gift for the girls in the office and my neices. Thank you so much for sharing this terrific idea!

Anne-Marie said...

Great idea with ingredients that everyone should have on hand. Thanks for the holiday inspiration =)

Mormishmom said...

I wanna make some! This is so great!

Thank for linking up to Too Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com

Steph said...

I love this idea. I have been driving myself crazy on what to get the girls in the office. Thanks for the idea, I am your newest follower!

Jennifer said...

I love love love this! I'm making some this evening, as a matter of fact. Also, I featured you on my favorite things roundup today.

Disneypal said...

I love this - it will be a great idea to give to all my aunts (I have 6 of them!)

Suz said...

How fun, I am definately making some of this for my granddaughters and my daughter. They will LOVE it. Thanks for sharing. Suz
suz.p@comcast.net

Katie said...

Thanks so much for this idea. I made two batches today, one pomegranate and one lavender. They are super easy and will oooed and aaahhhed over I'm sure! Great tip.

sandra said...

where did you find the dawn hand renewal? I can not find it within 100 miles of me>

greenbean said...

sandra...i've seen it pretty much everywhere...from target to grocery stores...wonder why it's no where near ya?...hope you find some!...

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief! This is pretty clever! I'll have to try it out.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh, I was just thinkin' I needed some exfoliation. WooHoo! You're soooo clever! xxD

Lori (THCEO) said...

LOVE it. Where'd the slik poinsettia come from? It's fab, too! :)

greenbean said...

lori (thceo)...the poinsettia is from martha stewart...got 'em a couple of years back...but i'm wishing i would've bought way more!...

Heather said...

I LOVE this recipe!! Thank you sooo much!! I made a bunch of this for Valentine's Day gifts and people absolutely love it.

I posted about it and linked back here. Thanks again for such a wonderful idea!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

Can't believe I haven't found you before now, This is the best scrub recipe, love it! We're doing more homemade presents this year and this one is perfect!
Tried to find you on FB but you're not there I joined the google friend but don't want you lost in the mass posts that come through.

Love so many of your ideas, I've bookmarked your page!

Debbie said...

This is wonderful and my 3 daughters agree!! I made a batch to use as prizes at our ladies Christmas meeting tomorrow. I put it on my blog and linked back to here.
Thank you for all your great projects!!!

http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

PI Ses Glass said...

I just made some of this for myself- love love love!!! Thanks

Debra said...

I just made some of this for myself and it's fantastic! It really does make a great gift. I will be adding a tbs each of olive oil and honey to the next batch I make.

Katie Hosea said...

I made y first batch last night and it was separated within an hour or so and the top got all foamy... Any ideas on what I did wrong? I was planning on making these as gifts with my daughter for her teachers... :(

Katie Hosea said...

I made y first batch last night and it was separated within an hour or so and the top got all foamy... Any ideas on what I did wrong? I was planning on making these as gifts with my daughter for her teachers... :(

Sonia Rice said...

Recently, I started making my own body washes & scrubs, This by far sounds easy as pie. I will give it a try! Thanks!

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