i should be mopping the floor: Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day

This post for a Budget Friendly Sugar Scrub  and its shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 

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I've got the perfect DIY Mother's Day gift for you...and it's budget friendly! This Citrus Sugar Scrub smells absolutely divine, y'all. It goes together easily and looks super duper cute in a mason jar. I also have the free printable mason jar Mother's Day tags below, along with sugar scrub tags, too. This is the perfect way to make a thoughtful gift for mom on a shoestring budget.


Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
I grabbed all of the items for my Mother's Day Citrus Sugar Scrub Gift at the 99 Cents Only Store. 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can't be beat. Their mason jar selection alone makes me weak in the knees (they have allllllll the mason jar colors, y'all). And their citrus produce was perfectly priced for me to make gobs of sugar scrubs (teacher gifts, too!). Check out this recipe below. 

 
Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
So, I may or may not have opened up a jar (or two) of this Citrus Sugar Scrub for myself...you know, for testing purposes. 


I now can't live without it. 



I paint a lot (like a lot, y'all...but you probably know that already if you come here often). This scrub is my new bestie for getting the paint off my hands (and forearms, and elbows, and, and...). And it leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. The oil in it is the perfect amount to make it so I don't need to lotion up right after washing my hands with it, too (the struggle is real to moisturize every time I wash up!). 



I also have a jar on my bathtub to keep my tootsies in shape for summer. I'm not commenting on the fact that the jar is emptier every time my husband performs his daily ablutions. Who am I to take away someone's right to sugar scrub up? Nobody wants dry skin, amiright? All that to say...we're going through jars of this Citrus Sugar Scrub in rapid succession...and may have to make more for our mamas at this rate.


Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Like I mentioned above, all of my items for the citrus sugar scrub recipe came from the 99. There is always something new and exciting at the 99. You never know what you'll find when you "do the 99" (shop at 99 Cents Only Stores)!

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
And y'all, this southern girl was in mason jar heaven. 
They have every size and color imaginable. 

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
I grabbed all of my lemons, limes, and oranges at the 99, too. They have a good fresh produce selection. You don't have to be wealthy to eat healthy.

Citrus Sugar Scrub Recipe 
(this recipe makes three pint-sized mason jars' worth of scrub)

Ingredients:
  • 3 medium oranges
  • 3 medium limes
  • 3 medium lemons
  • 5 cups pure cane sugar (I used the bags of Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar from the 99. It is a courser sugar than most, since it hasn't been refined...perfect for a sugar scrub recipe.)
  • 3-5 tablespoons olive or grapeseed oil
Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Zest all of your fruits into a large bowl with your sugar. I use a microplane for zesting. It's fun to zest for a non-food recipe since you can go as crazy with the zesting as you like...and not worry about getting the bitter part of the fruit into something that may be consumed. Have at it and zest away! Don't toss your fruit after it's been zested...we're about to juice!

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Juice all of your fruits, as well. I simply cut them in half and twisted them on this classic-style juicer I found at the 99. Spoon out your seeds once you have juiced all of the fruits. At this point, your kitchen will smell like a lovely citrus grove...ahhhhh!

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Pour in all of your juice, along with your oil, into the sugar and zest.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Mix well. You may want to add more oil, depending on how "loose" you like your scrub to be. I prefer mine to be a bit dryer, but adding more oil won't hurt a bit, if you prefer. I keep my scrub really natural, but at this point, you could add a drop of orange or yellow food coloring to really give it a citrus look. I like to keep it as is, myself. 

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Simply spoon your scrub into your mason jars.
Make sure you cleaned your mason jars well ahead of time.

You could take this a step further and do an actual canning process with a water bath to make your scrub's shelf life a bit longer. That's total preference, as well. I tend to use these really quickly, so I don't do that myself. Just let your recipient know they should use up the contents in the near future if you don't do a canning method for sealing.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
There is a great selection of sugars and oils for your scrub at the 99.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
I like to look for more organic-type of materials when packaging gifts like these (especially any gift in a mason jar...it just screams for a natural look). I found some fun gardener's twine in the gardening section at my 99 that was perfect for my packaging.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
I also grabbed the sweet yellow flowers in the floral department. Their pretty color looked perfect to pair with my citrus-y Mother's Day gift-in-a-jar. These tags are available for moms or other AHHHH-MASON people you like to celebrate on Mother's Day. Both versions are on the same page.
Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
These print best on card stock paper for stability.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
I also have circular labels for you to use on the top of the jars to label the contents.
They work with a 2" punch, if you have that in your craft stash. Or cut by hand.
The labels have a small reminder to discard scrub after a month and to keep it refrigerated, if possible. It's best to err on the safe side with homemade beauty treatments.
Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Back to that amazing mason jar aisle at the 99. They even have the coveted blue mason jars...this is a much cheaper price than I have seen these online for. I grabbed a few of them for an alternate Mother's Day gift idea (not everyone is as into scrubs as I am...and that's okay...ish).

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
A fun (non-messy) mason jar Mother's Day gift is a spa in a jar. I grabbed all of these beauty supplies at the 99 for another budget-friendly idea.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Remove the bulkier items from their packaging and place everything in the jar...another fun gift for mom! Use the same printable mason jar labels and you're good to go! And mom will feel so special.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
Are you a gift-in-a-jar fan? The possibilities are endless!
So are other budget-friendly Mother's Day ideas.

Budget-Friendly Citrus Sugar Scrub for Mother's Day with Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Tags
What fun gifts are you giving this Mother's Day?






10 comments:

  1. Well I know what we are doing for our next girls night at my house. Love this.

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  2. I love making my own sugar scrubs! I bet this smells fabulous, I love citrus!

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  3. I went to a sugar scrub/salt scrub class a few months ago. We weren't advised to refrigerate them, but were warned that the oil would go rancid in about 90 days.

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  4. i bet this smells delicious and i just LOVE diy projects. planning to make some for mom and me!

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  5. This is such a great gift idea! Perfect to have the kids help with.

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  6. What a fun idea! My wife loves sugar scrubs, so I'm thinking I should totally make some of this for her for Mother's Day this year. The 99 really does have the best things! Thanks for sharing! #client

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  7. Ahh-mason, this is so cute and simple!

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  8. Awe, I love the message it looks simple and easy to create!

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  9. I love making scrubs and bath bombs. They do make great gifts. Pinned & sharing Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

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  10. So why wouldn't you just throw the whole fruit into a blender and pick out the seeds wouldn't that be easier ? Great idea by the way and I bet it smells heavenly ����

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