Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub

Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub Mothers Day Ideas DIY Body Scrub Gift

Having been a Pinterest addict these last few weeks, I have pinned a fair share of DIY Projects to try out. Following on from my previous post, today I decided to give it a go at creating a Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub ready for Mother's Day! 

My inspiration came from the wonderful Jamielyn at iheartnaptime.net where she published a wonderful Lemon Sugar Scrub recipe on her blog, however as I am going for a purple themed Mother's Day hamper this year I have slightly tweaked it and opted for Lavender oil instead. 

What you'll need:

2 cups of white granulated sugar,
1/4 cup coconut oil
10 drops of lavender oil
Fresh lavender
Kilner Jar

Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub Mothers Day Ideas DIY

Let's start!

Set aside the sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Measure out 1/4 cup of coconut oil and place it in a microwavable bowl. Heat the oil in the microwave for approximately 40-60 seconds, or until the oil has fully melted.
Pour the oil over the sugar and mix to combine.
Slowly add drops of  Lavender oil until it is strong enough (personal preference here), add the leaves of the lavender plant and stir to combine.

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Place the contents into a jar (kilner, mason...whichever you fancy), flatten it all down and finish it all of with a lovely bow. 

And there you have it, a simple handmade gift that costs near to nothing! 

P.s The scrub is a little bit dried than the lemon scrub because it doesn't have that extra liquid, so maybe a few dabs of water would help if you like your scrubs a little softer, if not, go ahead and use the left over mix for your self, you deserve it!! 

Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub Mothers Day Ideas DIY Body Scrub Gift Ideas

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Mother's Day Hamper Ideas

Hello lovelies. 

With Valentine's Day now out of the picture, the next event to get my creative flare flowing is the beloved Mother's Day

Valentine's Day was a huge hit! I presented my boyfriend with a tiny little envelope in the morning with a hand written clue that got him up and out of bed to take part in my handcrafted treasure hunt! Think cookie mixes in jars, fresh croissants in bed, cookie cutters in the shed and my favourite: a strawberry and banana breakfast smoothie in a Kilner Jar. Yup, I am all for those jars and he was certainly a happy bunny after making some fresh cookies in the morning.

Mother's Day is just round the corner and I've already got my ideas flowing on how to spoil my mum this year (plus I think she was a little bit jealous she wasn't included in the treasure hunt)! 

DIY Pretty Alphabet Bunting Free Printables
Mother's Day Bunting

Homemade Food Hamper for Mothers Day 2016
A Breakfast in Bed Style Hamper

Kilner Milk Bottle and Cookies with Straw
Fresh Smoothie (Already bought the bottle!)

Homemade Body Scrub for Mothers Day Bath Salts
DIY Bodyscrub/Bath Salts

Mothers Day Tea Bags with Free Printable Labels
Handmade Tea Bags

These are just a few ideas I have so far, of course it'll include some flowers too and some chocolates, wouldn't be Mother's Day without! 

What do you think? Do you have any ideas what else I could add? 

Kathryn x