Monday, May 14, 2012

Sugar scrubs and a giveaway!

Congratulations to Crystal! Comment #5 was chosen by random number generator as the winner for this giveaway!

My friend Stacy K over at A Delightful Home wrote an e-book called Simple Scrubs to Make and Give full of great recipes. She sent me a copy and I've enjoyed looking through the recipes, making up some scrubs, and using them!

The first scrub we tried was the basic sugar scrub. My 11 year old daughter mixed it up; it was easy to make and called for ingredients we normally have in our home. We both gave it a try and I gave a jar to my mom too. We've all enjoyed using it.


The second scrub I tried was the Lavender Vanilla sugar scrub. It took me about 10 minutes to gather the ingredients, measure them out, mix, and transfer to a jar...all with a baby on my hip! Yea, these are so easy. I loved how this one smells and after using it my skin feels smooth and moisturized without feeling oily.



I also made up the Chocolate, coffee, and Lemon-lime sugar scrubs and gave them to family. I loved that most of the ingredients are ones I have in our home anyways, which make these fairly inexpensive to make up and can be done on a whim. I did order some essential oils I don't normally keep around to make the lime sugar scrub, and I'm glad I did.

 

I love to make my own beauty products and special gifts for family and friends. I like knowing what is going into the product and what is going onto my skin. Stacy's book is well written explaining everything from the whys and hows to where to get the ingredients (most are easily accesible and may already be in your home) making it so easy to make my own scrubs.

Stacy is going to giveaway a copy of her e-book to one of my readers, and she is also offering a discount on her e-book; the discount code is happyday and I believe it is good through the end of this month.

To win a copy of Simple Scrubs to make and Give book I'll give you a few ways to enter. Please leave a comment for each entry and make sure I'll be able to contact you either through your blog or by leaving an e-mail address.

1. Follow this blog through Google Friend Connect

2. Tell me your favorite beauty/hygiene/medicinal product that you make or would like to make

3. Go over to A Delightful Home and take a look around. Tell me something you found over there that caught your eye.

4. Follow A Delightful Home on Facebook

 

9 comments:

  1. I follow on fb and thru google!! I have been following Delightful home for a few weeks and am so glad I found it. I am trying to find more peace in my home and within myself and I know what you mean when your trying to fit a family of 9 into a world of 4! I have 4 kiddos and you have such great tips!
    I have just started making more natural home products everything from cleaning to bath and body. I made my first batch of soap this weekend. I love bar lotion and lip balm, the natural essential oils are amazing and doing great things for my family!

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  2. Essential oils for baby looks interesting

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  3. follow on facebook and through google

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  4. We are getting ready to make our own toothpaste, I'm interested in trying to find out how to make shampoo.

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  5. I looked around at Delightful Home and the peppermint scrub sounds wonderful!

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