Craftiness, Green things, Thrifty

Delicious body scrub in a fancy jar – a Mothers Day craft

16 March, 2012

I am absolutely rubbish at Mo Day usually but my New Year’s Resolution was to do something for people on their birthdays and special days. This Sunday it is my mum’s turn, the lucky devil.

I love giving gifts in pretty jars, the dual element of something cool inside but then a craftivised jar mean the receiver gets something immediately and more long term.  This time mum gets some delicious home made body scrub (it feels sooooo good on your skin, and only 3 ingredients!)  in a rose lidded jar.

Obviously, it took just absolutely days and days and days of really hard work, also, it cost LOADS of money, like, literally, gosh, probably should have just sent her to a spa in France for a week.

Yeah, well, that’s the end of this post. Yep. BYEEEE!

PSSSSST. Are you still here? That’ll be mum fooled. MWAHAHA. For real, this scrub is SO EASY! AND CHEEEEEAP!!!! HAHA! The lid, probably took  10 minutes, the scrub about 2. I reckon it cost me about £1 to make. Here’s how:

Coconut and mint Body Scrub:

1  cup salt
1/2 cup coconut oil (I buy mine from the local Nigerian shop for £3 huge jar)
Few drops peppermint oil (you can leave this out/replace with some other nice smell)

Allow the coconut oil to soften in a warm place. Let it cool but not set again and stir in the salt and peppermint. Spoon into your jar!

And for the lid….

The paper was some beautiful rose paper the Red Cross sent me as part of a stationary set. Who knows why? But I have crafted the hell out of it so I am muchly indebted to that life saving emergency organisation.

I actually also did a layer of crystal resin over the top of the lid, as a bit of waterproofing as I imagined the jar sitting in the corner of a damp shower. I have only used resin once on my bottle top magnets but I am a big fan, worth having some in your craft cupboard for this kind of thing.


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  • butwhymummywhy 16 March, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I have been meaning to say this for weeks… I love your blog! I found you via PinAddicts and subscribed immediately. I love your thriftiness and find you really inspiring – well enough to give me a kick up the bum to be a bit more creative and thrifty rather than lazy anyway! 😉 xxx

    • lulastic 16 March, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      AH, thanks you SO much! I am still talking about your Rainbow Cake that time – remember that? Flip that was ACE.
      I wish pinaddicts was every week 🙂

  • Lizzle 17 March, 2012 at 7:53 am

    thanks for my extra special b’day gift Lucy – Andrew is making me wait til Wednesday to open it, but I’m sure it’s positively crafty and delicious! x

    • lulastic 17 March, 2012 at 10:55 am

      So I should think Miss Lizzy! Tut tut, even contemplating an early open! Xx

  • Emma 17 March, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love it! That rose paper is lovely!
    I’m thinking would rose oil work with the coconut?
    Hope your mum loves it xx

    • lulastic 17 March, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Ah rose oil would be delightful! How perfect would that have been with the rosey lid? Missed a trick there I did, missed a trick. Xx

  • mum of all trades 18 March, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks so much for linking up to my blog party. I love this gift idea.

    • lulastic 23 March, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Ah cool, thank you- it has nothing on your own spectacular craftiness!

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    so brill that i am goingb to give it a go love how you show it so simple thanks

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      It is really so easy, and effective 🙂

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  • Phoebe 9 September, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Wow, just came across this, defiantly going to make some formchristmas pressies!
    Couplemofmquestions 🙂 1. Did you use coconut oil that was in liquid or solid form? And 2. Was it essential oil that you used for the scent?

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      Coconut oil is liquid when warm, solid when cool. I warmed it just enough to mix it! I used essential oil, yep 🙂

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    How long do they keep for? Want to make some as Christmas gifts but know how hectic December usually is.

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  • Nikki 20 May, 2015 at 6:06 am

    What type of salt did you use? Xx

    • Lucy 20 May, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Just table salt – rock salt is too crunchy!