Today's easy and budget-friendly Mother's Day gift idea is handmade body scrub, courtesy of the March 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine (my fave!).
You can make this gift even more budget friendly simply by using baby oil instead of expensive body oil and also by reusing a suitable toiletry jar that you have at home. Just empty out the old/rarely-used contacts into Tupperware or a zip-lock bag (if possible) or into the garbage (even better!) Clean and dry the container thoroughly. Wrap a piece of pretty paper, fabric, or tissue paper around the container, covering the old label, and secure with glue or tape. Slap a paper label of your own design on top--and voila--you're even more budget and eco-friendly than Martha!
You could even use a wide-mouthed mason jar, but please warn your giftee to be careful using glass containers in the bathroom or tub.
Homemade Body Scrub
Excerpted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine, March 2011
- Body Oil
- Epsom salt, sea salt or organic cane sugar
- 12 oz PET jar with cap, sks-bottle.com (or see my not about reusing above!)
- Lemon zest
Homemade Body Scrub How-To:
Combine 1 cup of body oil with 2 cups of Epsom or sea salts or organic cane sugar (depending on how fine a grain you like.) We added lemon zest for color and fragrance. Package in jars (plastic is safest by the tub).