When Lexi told me that she wanted the girls to paint their nails and do facials at the slumber party this year, I wanted the goodie bags to be in keeping with that theme. Here’s a list of where I scored these cute goodies:
1. Pink and Orange Reusable Bags— Joann Fabrics
2. Oversized pens—Joann’s fabrics
3. Nail files—Joann’s Fabrics
4. Nail polish (assorted colors) —Target
5. Nail polish remover bottles—Target (Note: this was a bad idea by the way because the bottles started to melt within a few hours).
6. Blue organza baggies—Party City
7. Cotton balls (on hand)
8. Tissue Paper—Target (clearance)
These items were adorable and lots of fun, but they weren’t quite enough. Keeping with the girly, pampering theme, I decided to make some homemade sugar body scrubs to add to the bags. I’d made scrubs before for my girlfriends for Christmas, but they were a little more involved with muscovado sugar, almond meal, and oatmeal. Wanting to keep it simple, I asked the internet for a sugar body scrub and it delivered The Idea Room’s Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub. She has all kinds of body scrubs on her site so be sure to check it out.
I took her basic instructions and decided to make it into a craft for the girls to make their own unique body scrubs. Initially, my plan was to have the girls choose their own scents but I worried that the essential oils would be too overpowering in such small batches. Instead, I let Lexi pick her favorite scent then mixed the oils and sugars together in one big batch. The other changes that I made was to use BOTH almond and coconut oil and grapefruit essential oil instead of peppermint. The smell is divine, trust me.
INGREDIENTS (Makes enough to fill 10 6-ounce canning jars)
10 cups White Granulated Sugar
1.5 cup Almond Oil
1.5 cup Coconut Oil
10-15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
Food Coloring (Optional)
Mix the oils with the sugar, making sure to add just enough oil to moisten the sugar and hold it together but not so much that it’s gooey.
Since I was letting the girls pick their own colors and create their own designs, I scooped a 1/2 cup of the mixture into 20 disposable cups, then added a spoon to each for mixing. I lined up several bottles of food coloring in the middle for the girls to chose from, called them into the kitchen, and let them go to town. The food coloring was pretty potent, so just one drop did the trick.
Once the girls were satisfied with their colors, they layered the sugar mix into their jars using the plastic spoons then put them in their goodie bags. Simply, easy, fun and super cute. Just like we like it.