Make Your Own Sugar Scrubs

Do you like sugar scrubs?  Did you know you can whip up a batch or two or three in a matter of minutes? 

Why you should make sugar scrub

  • Smells yummy!
  • Edible
  • You control the quality of ingredients
  • Easy
  • Great way to pamper yourself
  • Gift idea
  • Efficient way to smooth out all those rough areas…knees, bottoms of feet, elbows
  • Most ingredients are already in your pantry

Recipes please

  • Peppermint Sugar Scrub (pictured)
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Brown Sugar Body Scrub (pictured)
    • 1 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • Homemade Lemon and Thyme Salt Scrub
    • I haven’t made this one yet, but it is going to be stirred up soon!
  • Lavendar Salt Scrub
    • This one is a yet to be made scrub too.
  • Coffee Body Scrub, plus more



Day 1: April Fools Pranks

Welcome to Day 1 of the Small Changes, BIG Impact Challenge!!  It is April Fools Day that I am beginning this challenge with, so I thought, why not kick it off with the April Fools prank ideas.  I am trying to keep them as green as I can, but really today is about lots of fun and laughs.

Prank 1:  A free download to a fake parking ticket.  This one is way funny and I would do this to the hubs if only our printer was working!  You can use recycled paper to make it more eco-friendly.

Prank 2:  Tell your potential target that you are playing an April Fools prank on them, but in reality you are doing nothing.  They will be looking over their shoulder all day.

Prank 3:  No TV trick!  Place small pieces of tape over the sensors on the remote.  Your family will be wondering why the TV doesn’t work.  The girls and I are totally doing this one to the hubs.  We will see how funny it turns out to be.  Hehehehe

Prank 4:  Put some eco-friendly food dye into your child’s milk.  Pour the milk over her morning cereal and watch her face get all silly with wonder.

Prank 5:  This one makes me wish I worked in an office!!  If you do this, you must share here!!!  Attach an air horn to your co-workers chair.

Prank 6:  Chewbacca Roar Contest.  Get your favorite friend many times throughout the day with this one.

Prank 7:  Stick googly eyes on things in your frig.  This is not super eco-friendly, but funny!

Prank 8:  Put a surprise in your mailbox (after the mail delivery arrives).  Some ideas are a stuffed toy, an action figure, a fake spider, etc.  Have fun with it!

Prank 9:  Tricky milk.  Here is what you do.  First dissolve 1 package of gelatin in 1/2 cup of boiling water until it is pretty much dissolved.  Then, stir in 3/4 cup of milk, 2 Tbsps. of Sweetened Condensed Milk, and 1/2 tsp or so of Vanilla Extract.  Put the mixture in a glass and let it cool and then serve the ‘milk’ to your unsuspecting target.

What tricks have you been playing today?  fools trick