Sugar Scrub Part 3- Peppermint

I’m back yet again, and with another sugar scrub!

This one might be my favorite; it’s the easiest and most straightforward. I chose this one to give as a gift! The recipe that I looked at is here. However, I adjusted the recipe quite a bit.

I added A LOT more sugar. Probably about 1 1/2 to 2 cups. I have decided that I prefer my sugar scrubs a little bit dryer, but I would still say that this recipe was too wet too begin with.

I also added more peppermint extract. After adding all that extra sugar, I had my sister smell it to see if it needed more peppermint extract. She couldn’t smell anything, so I added more, but I do not know how much.

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I used food coloring to dye some of it, then layered it in the jar.

NOTE: It is best to melt the coconut oil all the way! You don’t have to, but it is much easier to mix, and there are no clumps.

 

Well, that’s it for the sugar scrubs, for now at least! It really is pretty easy!

~Joy

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Sugar Scrubs Part 2- Coffee

Hello!!

So, this coffee sugar scrub didn’t turn out quite as well as I had hoped, but it is not terrible. I love the smell of coffee, so this was on my list of have-to-tries, but I have to say, I’m kind of disappointed. But my expectations may have been too high. It smells okay, but I would like something that smells a little sweeter.

One other thing that could make it better is if my coffee grounds weren’t quite so coarse. In all the pictures I’ve seen, they look much finer.

I do not remember which recipe I used either, but here’s a picture.

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It’s kinda blurry. I didn’t realize that when I took the picture. I would take a new one, but I don’t want to get up. 🙂 You get the idea, though!

Anyways, that’s it for this one!

~Joy

Sugar Scrubs Part 1- Gingerbread and Coconut Oil

Hello again!

Like I said, I’ll post several times this week, but I probably won’t post for months after that.

I’m going to be trying sugar scrubs! I have never done this before, so I decided to write about this as I go so you can see what works and what doesn’t. It always makes me suspicious when it seems that everyone can make up their own recipes. Maybe it really is that easy. We’ll see…

First: I bought some coconut oil. I had no idea how much I would need or what brand was best, etc. I have never used coconut oil before, so this is all new for me. 🙂 Here’s what I got:

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I have to admit, I was a bit surprised at the texture. I kind of thought that it was a combination of liquid and solid, but it turns out that it is all solid. Now I have to figure out what to do with it…

 

The first sugar scrub that I will try: gingerbread. I’m excited about this one! First, I had to figure out whether or not I had to melt the coconut oil. When I Googled it, I found answers including, don’t melt it, partially melt it, and melt it all the way. So, I made a guess and decided to not melt it for this one.

15 minutes later…

So after quite a bit of mixing, it looked good and smelled okay, but the gingerbread scent was not very strong, so I added more of all the spices. Now it smells great, and I tested it out. It works really well! I would say this one is a success!!

I’ll have more very soon!

~Joy

Book Idea Jar

Hi,

So, I know in my last post I said that I would post more about the caramel sauce, but I forgot to take pictures, so I have something else today.

This was a fun idea I saw on Pinterest.  A jar filled with slips of paper with books that you want to read on them. So, if you get a book recomendation, you can just scribble it on the paper and throw it in the jar!  That way you won’t forget about it, like I usually do.

I used the same jar from my post about the Painted Mason Jar.

That’s it; a short post today.  Enjoy!

~Joy

Painted Mason Jar

Hello!

I realize it has been several months since I posted last.  I’ve been super busy, and pretty much had to put my blog aside.  However, I am going to do a quick post about this cute mason jar I painted!

I found some paint pens that I had forgotten about, and was looking for ways I could use them.  Found this cute idea and loved it.  I will warn you though, it is hard to draw a straight lines on a round jar.  Luckily, I had one with flat sides.  I used a ruler to get all the lines straight, and just kinda made up my own patterns!

And the finished product!

I hope you guys like it!  Hopefully I will post a little more often in the coming months. 🙂

~Joy