Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cinnamon Sugar Scrub - Part One - Gift Series

SugarScrub8Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Sugar fragrance is our soon to be released scent just in time for your holiday projects. Making your own scrubs couldn't be easier with our Foaming Bath Butter. Unlike traditional oil based scrubs, you don't have to worry about this one separating or leaving a slippery mess in the shower. Try variations with Jojoba Beads, Cranberry Seeds, or Pumice.

This is the first project in our Christmas Gift Idea series. Once we've shown you all of these projects, you will have the knowledge you need to create delightful gift ensembles that are the perfect gift for holiday party gift exchanges, office co-workers, as well as family and friends. We think making holiday gifts with your children or friends is an ideal way to spend quality time with the ones you love.

And as an added treat we have created free label designs for 4 of our favorite Holiday fragrances - so you can put a professional packaging touch to your gifts. Click the name to get the Cinnamon Sugar, Christmas Forest, Fresh Snow, and Cranberry Fig PDF files to print your own labels.

On to the recipe:

SugarScrub1Ingredients you will need:

2 lbs. Foaming Bath Butter
1 ounce fragrance
2 ounces of an emollient liquid oil
Iridescent Shredded Glitter
Cappuccino Mica
1 to 2 pounds of Sugar


Hand mixer
Spoon or Spatula
2 Pastry bags

Containers to put your finished product in

Step 1

Place your Foaming Bath Butter, fragrance, and oil in the bowl. I like to do 1 pound of FBB (Foaming Bath Butter) to 1 ounce of liquid oil. Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, and Olive Oil all work well to soften the FBB up.

SugarScrub3Step 2

Mix on low until the FBB is smooth, then switch to high to whip up the butter. Whip until fluffy - this usually just takes a couple of minutes.

Be sure you don't overwhip the Foaming Bath Butter or it can deflate like a souffle. I'm wearing gloves just to keep my hands clean but you don't need to if you don't mind a little extra FBB on your hands.

SugarScrub3.5Step 3

Stir in the sugar by hand. We used a slightly coarser grade of unbleached sugar but regular granulated sugar works fine. When stirring in the sugar by hand, it's more of a folding. The mixture is thick enough to suspend the sugar and make it into a dense whipped cream feel.

Check in tomorrow for how to add color and do a fancy layered look in the final jar.