While on Pinterest a while back I came across a recipe for a homemade lemon sugar hand scrub and decided I'd have a go at making some. It's so easy to make, Stephanie gives the recipe and instructions on her blog post here.
After I'd made it I must admit I found it a bit too oily for my liking. So I scooped it all out of the jar, discarded about half of the mix and then I added more sugar and stirred in some Vaseline. I will try using half olive oil and half Vaseline for the next batch I make up. I also added a few drops of lemon essential oil and some lemon zest. Once I was happy with the texture and consistency I placed the mix back in the jar. I've been using it for the past couple of weeks and I really like it. It's a lovely pampering treat if I get dry, chapped hands from being out in the cold or have had my hands immersed in water a lot. It's perfect to use after I've got inky too!
I plan on making more scrub to give as gifts and I wanted to be able to decorate the jars. I realised the fruit slice from the SU! Tart and Tangy set would be the perfect thing but I didn't buy that set when it was available. So I had a look at eBay and picked up a used Tart and Tangy set for under £5 - marvellous! I can now decorate my scrub jars! I stamped my 3 slices with Memento Dandelion ink, punched them out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and added Dazzling Diamonds to the edges. I attached the slices to a Crumb Cake circle which I'd stamped with the Victorian Lace background stamp in Soft Suede ink - popping 2 slices up. I layered the Crumb Cake circle onto a larger Barely Banana circle.
Stamps: SU! Tart & Tangy set, SU! Victorian Lace background stamp
CS: SU! Barely Banana, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Dandelion, SU! Soft Suede
Tools: SU! 1 1/4" circle punch, circle Nestie dies
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals