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Two Ingredient Sugar Scrub – An Easy DIY Gift

If you are looking for a nice hostess gift or stocking stuffer check out this easy homemade sugar scrub. I made some today and it totally exceeded my expectations! I took two minutes and is made from two easily found ingredients (no ordering bulk shea butter and essential oils online!) AND it left my hands super soft.

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To make the sugar scrub you’ll need:

  • Dawn Olay Hand Renewal Soap Pomegranate Splash
  • Table Sugar
  • A container to put it in

I actually just mixed the soap and sugar in the jar since I was just making one. I filled the jar about 1/3 full of soap and then gradually stirred in the sugar until it was full. I thought this made it a nice consistency but make it to your own liking of course. The final product was a lovely light pink color and smelled amazing.

To use it you just scoop out a dollop with your finger, rub it into your hands, and rinse thoroughly with water. My hands haven’t been this soft in a long time! I plan on making a label or gift tag for the jars that include the instructions.

I estimate that one bottle of soap will make about five 4 oz. jelly-jar sized gifts. I had plenty of jars left over from the canning season so my total cost was:

$0.99 for the soap + $0.25 for the sugar / 5 jars = $0.25 per gift

That is a pretty frugal gift! I think the sugar scrub works as well this this product from a fancy bath & body store:

body scrubThat’s right… $30 per jar! So save yourself about $150 and make some sugar scrub gifts yourself!

Thanks for the idea My Frugal Adventures.

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