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Body Scrub

You need only four ingredients to make these moisturizing exfoliants. 

Body Scrub

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2008

Introduction

The base can be made from either Epsom salts or sugar, depending on whether you want a large or fine grain. Color the scrubs with shades that are in keeping with some of the scents you use -- pink with grapefruit, for example, or green with eucalyptus. Makes about 2 1/3 cups.

Resources: Mold jars (#740) with glass lids, rings, and clamps, by Weck, from weckcanning.com. 4 1/4"-by-11" matte ink-jet bumper stickers (#922811), from Office Depot, officedepot.com.

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materials

  • 2 cups Epsom salts or organic cane sugar

  • 1 cup carrier oil

  • 8 drops essential oil(s)

  • 1 drop food coloring

  • Special equipment: plastic pipette, canning jars

steps

  1. Stir together Epsom salts or sugar and carrier oil in a bowl, mixing well.

  2. Using pipette, add essential oil, 1 drop at a time. Add food coloring, and stir until color is even throughout. Spoon into canning jars.

  3. Download clip-art labels, enlarging or reducing to fit top of canning jar if necessary. Print onto ink-jet bumper-sticker paper (which is designed to withstand water). Cut out the labels, and affix to clean jars.

  4. Download clip-art labels listed in the "materials" section, enlarging or reducing to fit top of canning jar if necessary. Print onto ink-jet-bumper-sticker paper (which is designed to withstand water). Cut out the labels, and affix to clean jars.

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