Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Make Your Own Personal Bridesmaid Gifts

The DIY gift is not just a way to save money, it's a way to personalize your gifts for your wedding party.  You can make them this facial scrub and hydrating body scrub easily at home.  Choose a pretty container for it, add a hangtag with directions and your wedding colors and voila! Your bridesmaids will enjoy your gift in the months ahead. 

To make homemade facial scrub:

1/4 cup MSM powder

1/4 cup Rampurda sugar or very fine raw sugar

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup fine sea salt...

Mix it all together in a jar and then mix about a tablespoon in with your regular facial cleanser when taking a shower or washing your face in the sink--rub all over but avoid getting into the eyes. Use small circular motions and concentrate especially under the chin and jaw line--rinse throughly after 1 minute. Use this 2-3 times a week.

To make hydrating body scrub:

1/2 cup of raw sugar

1/4 cup of sea salt or kosher salt

1/4 cup of epsom salts

1 cup olive oil

Mix the sugar and salts well and then pour olive oil over the top. Apply in large handfuls to the body in the shower and use circular motions to rub rough spots. Rinse but do not soap up--you will not need any moisurizer afterwards. Be careful of the slippery tub though.  Use 2 times per week.