This year I wanted to make handmade gifts for Mother’s day. Since I had eight gifts to make they needed to be relatively simple and not too time consuming. Most importantly they had to be gifts that everyone would enjoy. So I thought who doesn’t like beauty products? I made a set of pampering goodies; homemade citrus salt scrub and honey scented homemade whipped body butter and wrapped them up in a cute little package.
It wasn’t easy but I was able to find a recipe for a simple citrus salt scrub that didn’t have a ton of ingredients or essential oils. Which I’ve read aren’t that safe, especially the citrus oils which can actually cause sunburns if you go out into the sun directly after applying them.
I found a great simple citrus salt scrub recipe on Paula Dean’s site, here, which I modified just a bit.
You can download the 3×5 recipe card here.
If you can’t find sweet almond oil don’t worry. I found some but it was really expensive so I used regular almond oil which worked just fine. They sell it on Amazon pretty cheap (which of course I didn’t have time to order from, since I started this project at the last-minute).
I bought all the ingredients at Whole Foods, I wanted to use organic citrus so the peel/zest wouldn’t have any pesticide residue. I was surprised by how inexpensive the 365 brand sea salt was (only $2.99 for a 26oz container). I’m using the leftovers to cook with.
I got my canning jars at Tarjay for a steal of a price. You can find them in the Kitchen section.
One last thing, don’t forget to make some for yourself.
I made labels in three different colors just for variety, even though they all have the same ingredients. You can download them here and print them out.
I’ll be posting the whipped body butter recipe next week and show you the super simple yet cute packaging.