Mother's Day and pampering DIY projects go hand in hand
I'm keeping the grands for a few days. They'll be here over Mother's Day, so I figured it was the perfect time for a simple Mother's Day DIY as a nice gift for mom when she comes back to get them. Dad's deployed, so Mom deserves extra pampering for sure.
Since we're talking pampering here, the DIY had to fit the bill but also be super simple so two active little boys would be able to do it.
Enter these awesome Sugar Scrub Cubes.
I love these little cubes too - it makes this simple Mother's Day DIY simple to use (so easy to grab a cube and take into the shower). Feels so good on skin and with Balance and Citrus Bliss essential oil blends in them, they smell FAN-TAB-ULOUS
Sugar scrubs keep your skin hydrated and make it look fresher/younger looking. It exfoliates the top layer of skin, so be mindful of sun exposure immediately after scrubbing. Exfoliating is great for your skin because it reveasl the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath. Why sugar over salt? Well, sugar is generally gentler than salt and since sugar has natural humectants properties, it's definitely more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils. Many essential oils have skin soothing properites too, so you can win on all counts!
We keep a lot of basic DIY supplies on hand, and you all know by now that I have quite the essential oil collection on hand. Makes it easy to do a project in the spur of the moment. But really the only thing you may not have on hand is the soap base, and I'm sure there's a craft store close to you. If not, your local Amazon (LOL) is just a click away.
Simple Mother's Day DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes
1/4 cup Almond Oil (or Avocado, Coconut, etc)
1/2 cup Melt & Pour Soap Base
2 drops soap dye (optional)
1 cup Sugar (of your choice, we used organic cane sugar)
10 drops Balance Grounding Blend
10 drops Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend
(or 20 drops of your choice of oil)
Silicone molds, ice cube trays, mini muffin pan
1) Melt the soap base in double boiler or microwave
2) Add in oil and dye (if using) and essential oils.
3) Gradually mix in sugar. Stir until well combined
4) Press into molds and place in freezer for 5-10 minutes
5) Remove from molds and store in airtight containers. This made 12-14 "cubes" in silicone ice molds we picked up from IKEA
I have a collection of jars and such, so we filled up a couple with these cubes of smell-goody amazingness. We'll work on fancying them up later and making sweet homemade cards to make it a special Mom's Day for Emily
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