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5.01.2013

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Sugar Hand Scrub

Today's Mother's day gift idea is super easy.  In fact, you may already have everything you need right in your home.  I whipped up a batch of smoothing sugar hand scrub that smells awesome and sloughs off all the dead, dry skin {along with dirt or paint if you've been working in the yard or around the house}and leaves your hands feeling baby-smooth.  Bonus:  it only takes a couple of minutes to throw together.  I'll probably be taking this to the ladies from church I visit on Friday morning!

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Recognize that jar?  It's the candy jar I was using to hold my Werther's sugar-free candy that I love so much.  I needed something pretty and this fit the bill.  It started out life as a jar of Parmesan cheese.  After running it through the dishwasher and removing the label, I spray painted the lid and attached a pretty knob with E6000 craft glue.   I love it!  Guess who has two thumbs and won't be tossing out any Parmesan jars from now on . . . .this girl!!

So, to make the scrub, choose any jar or small container.  I'll probably grab some mason jars from my garage for the ones I'm giving away this week.  Fill the jar 2/3 full with white sugar then add Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap to fill the other 1/3.

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{Gosh, that's a bad picture!  Sorry.}  Use a fork to stir the dish soap into the sugar.  You'll need to add a bit more sugar to top it off as you stir.  This is what it looks like when it's all mixed up:

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That's all, folks!  Just screw on the lid and add a cute label.  You can download and use the one I designed, if you'd like.

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I printed it on card stock as a 3 inch  square, cut out the circle and used a glue stick to attach it to my jar.  It's just a simple, pretty, thoughtful gift that you can share with your mom or your friends who are moms.  We should celebrate each other, right?!  You could also add a bottle of your favorite lotion and some pretty nail polish to make it a more substantial gift if you wanted.

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To use the scrub, just scoop out about a tablespoonful and massage it into your hands for a minute or so before rinsing in warm water.  Follow up with lotion to keep your hands extra soft!

Check out my Giant Fortune Cookies and Eco-Friendly {Beautiful} Cleaning Products and then join me tomorrow for some Printable Note Cards!

I'll be linking this project up here:


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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such an easy and practical gift for Mother's day! I'll be making this for all the moms this weekend. I may have to make a batch for myself, too ;)
    Congrats on being featured at Tatertots and Jello! I'm now following you on Pinterest and Facebook--I'd love a follow back! Have a great weekend!
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  2. This looks like a great gift! I think I'll make some for my Mother-in-law and some for myself!

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    1. Thanks! I made some for myself, too, and I love it.

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  3. What is another thng you could use instead of Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap?

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    1. I think you could replace the Dawn dish soap with any kind of liquid hand soap. Hope that helps!

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