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Homemade Body Scrub

For a luxurious Handmade Holiday Gift, try fragrant, exfoliating body scrubs. Use the recipe below, or mix in a bit of your favorite scent for an extra-personal touch.

Introduction

Materials

  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 cups coarse sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons "My Life" shower cream
  • 3 tablespoons "My Life" body lotion
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • 16-ounce jars
  • Die-cut border stickers
  • Label template for My Life body scrub
  • Light-colored paper or lightweight cardstock
  • Xyron Creative Station with laminate/permanent adhesive cartridge
  • Scissors or craft knife

Steps

  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, add sesame oil to coarse sea salt and mix well. Add shower cream and lotion; mix until incorporated.

  2. Step 2

    Pour scrubs into jars. Place die-cut border stickers around outside of each jar.

  3. Step 3

    Print label template for My Life body scrub onto paper. Run paper through Xyron Creative Station to laminate and back with permanent adhesive. Cut out labels with scissors or craft knife and adhere to top of jar lid.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2010

Reviews (12)

  • BackPorchSoapCo 8 Jan, 2012

    This is a great scrub recipe and I like that you chose a "light" oil such as grapeseed. Olive oil is so heavy and leaves a film on the skin. More beauty posts, please!

    Marla Bosworth
    http://www.backporchsoap.com

  • Sarahpianoon 23 Jun, 2011

    Outstandin recepies for creating a quality body scrub. Except this you can also use a quality body scrub which is created only natural ingredients like jojoba oil, almond oil, Shea butter etc. for the best treament and care of your skin.. For more info and insights, you may visit this... http://www.pianoon.com

  • Sarahpianoon 23 Jun, 2011

    Outstandin recepies for creating a quality body scrub. Except this you can also use a quality body scrub which is created only natural ingredients like jojoba oil, almond oil, Shea butter etc. for the best treament and care of your skin.. For more info and insights, you may visit this... http://www.pianoon.com

  • DippyDee 29 Dec, 2010

    I've only used Vitimin E oil when I've made scrubs and it's readily available at grocery and pharmacies. I've found sea salt in table salt-size containers at the grocers in the spice aisle. hope this helps

  • MakeupJunkie 21 Dec, 2010

    For those that have made this (or a similar recipe), can you substitute either regular White Sugar, Brown Sugar, or regular Table Salt, for the Coarse Sea Salt?

    Additionally, in place of Sesame Oil, can you use Olive Oil?

    I?

  • MSLO_Sara 10 Dec, 2010

    3 tablespoons sesame oil is the correct amount.

  • murraygal21 9 Dec, 2010

    Is sea salt like actual sea salt ... for cooking??

  • xthecrusherx 9 Dec, 2010

    "My Life" is Mary J. Blige's signature scent available at HSN---I'm sure you can swap out your own favorite scent....

  • JulieTran71 9 Dec, 2010

    I believe "My Life" refers to Mary J. Blige's line of products.

  • almondtofu 9 Dec, 2010

    What is "My Life"?

  • grapesncorn 9 Dec, 2010

    On the show, I recall that they were using 6 Tbsp. of sesame oil instead of what is listed here, 3 Tbsp.... which one is correct?

  • grapesncorn 9 Dec, 2010

    On the show, I recall they was 6 Tbsp. of sesame oil instead of what is listed here...which one is correct?