12.19.2007

Beauty Product Recipies

Since we did are doing a few projects today that we didn't do last time, here are the recipies:

Easy Body Sugar Scrub
Recipe from http://www.makeyourcosmetics.com/

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar (brown or white)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 drops vanilla or almond extract

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar and oil in a bowl and mix until a pasty consistency forms.
  2. Add two drops of extract and stir to combine.
  3. Spoon into an airtight container and put on the lid.
  4. To use, massage gently over damp skin. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. This is great for exfoliating feet, hands, and other rough patches of skin in the winter. Don’t use it on broken, irritated, or scarred skin, though.

Candy Cane Bath Salts
Recipe from http://www.makeyourcosmetics.com/

Ingredients (double amounts for a bigger container):

  • 1 cup Epsom salts
  • 4 tablespoons sea salt
  • 4 drops mint extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring

Directions:

  1. Place ½ cup of Epsom salts and two tablespoons sea salt in a Ziploc sandwich bag. Add two drops of mint extract, seal, and mix in the scent.
  2. Place the other ½ cup of Epsom salts and two tablespoons sea salt in another Ziploc sandwich bag. Add two drops of red food coloring, seal, and mix until the color is evenly distributed. Open the bag and add two drops of peppermint extract, seal, and mix in the scent.
  3. Carefully snip the right corner off the bottom of both bags. Alternately pour the white and red salts into a container, layering them to create a striped effect.
  4. Fill the container all the way to the top to prevent shifting of the contents.
  5. Put a lid on the container and throw away any leftover salts.
  6. Add a few tablespoons to your tub for a fragrant and relaxing winter bath.

1 comment:

mac said...

Great recipes! Been reading an awful lot of these candy cane bath salts during the holidays :D