Between Colorado’s cold Winter and my constant hand washing because of the baby, my hands are dry and rough. I decided regular over-the-counter lotions just weren’t cutting it. I perused through my pantry and threw together a few ingredients and viola, I have a hand scrub. After just one use, I am hooked (and so is my husband but shhhh don’t tell anyone ;). Here is the super easy hand scrub recipe from common pantry ingredients.
-2/3 Cups Sea Salt- I only had larger granule sea salt so I used my coffee grinder to make a little finer
-6 tablespoons coconut oil melted
-6 tablespoons olive oil
-6-10 drops of lemongrass essential oil (or any essential oil you might have on hand)
Place salt in bowl first, then pour melted coconut oil, olive oil and essential oil over salt and mix together.
Scoop a small amount on your hands (or body) and rub together. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Please note- Once coconut oil has been melted, it can return back to it’s solid form. To prevent your scrub from becoming too solidified, keep away from cooler temps. You may also use fractionated coconut oil which remains in a liquid form naturally.
I chose lemongrass for it’s antiseptic properties but I’m sure this scrub could work with a citrus scent or any other essential oil you might have on hand.
This was a fun and easy project I did during our mini-snow storm this week. I already had most of the supplies on hand because I knew I wanted to do a gold and glitter project at some point. I got all supplies from Hobby Lobby. It would be super great if I got paid to shop there — I’d be rich! Anywho, I found these tiny vases for less than $2 a piece and then they were half off, woot! This $1 DIY glitter craft is perfect for a snow day craft.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Assorted Clear Vases
Metallic Spray Paint
Gold Paint Pen (I used Sharpie Oil Based Metallic/Gold Extra Fine Pen)
Sponges (see photo)
Painter’s Tape — or in my case regular masking tape because my painter’s tape was nowhere to be found. Grrrrr.
First, I removed all of the stickers (my least favorite thing to do ever) washed and dried each glass and then used the tape for my designs. I decided on stripes for the tall and skinny vase and half gold for the milk-jug-shaped vase. After taping, I went to a well-ventilated area (outside) to spray paint. I put newspaper down and set both vases face down and sprayed them entirely. I sprayed the vases from at least a foot away because I wanted several light coats instead of one thick coat. This prevents drips from forming.
While they were drying and my baby was sleeping, I started making free-hand dot designs on the short round vase. The paint pen dried really fast. Then I went back outside and sprayed 2 more coats of spray paint for a total of 3 coats on the other vases. Once dry, I carefully removed the tape. Overall, I’m very happy with the turnout.
For the final vase, I used the medium-size round sponge, dipped it in the Mod Podge and free-hand designed dots all over. As I was moving around the vase I sprinkled a generous amount of glitter on the wet circles. Once completed, I wanted the rim to have glitter too for added cuteness. So I took the sponge that had residual Mod Podge and ran it all along the rim. Then I sprinkled more glitter to the glue.
Now all of the vases were dry and complete, I just needed flowers. I went to a local florist and picked random flowers. Voila!
Side Note: Each vase should be sealed in order to last a while. The Mod Podge suggested using a thin, clear glaze of acrylic. I found the painted ones don’t really need it as long as I just hand wash them.
Thanks for checking out this DIY! If you have any questions, feel free to comment.