Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stone Gable Salt Scrub

This summer I discovered StoneGable, an inspiring blog where I love to linger. Gracious host Yvonne welcomes us into her home each day, sharing recipes, craft ideas and tablescapes. I have thought often this summer how lovely it would be to visit StoneGable, but I don't think I could bear to leave!

I was so pleased to find Yvonne's StoneGable salt scrub tutorial -- a perfect quick creative project I could do at the kitchen counter without taxing my back. Above you can see my first attempt, a fragrant pink salt scrub infused with rose and lavender. I have enjoyed sampling the scrub myself this week, and I am already on the lookout for more pretty jars so I can share this gift of pampering with others.

I am including Yvonne's salt scrub recipe below, but be sure to visit her blog for more detailed information and helpful hints. I promise you will eagerly anticipate each visit with Yvonne, garnering daily inspiration for beautiful living from a gracious lady whose hands are always busy saying welcome home.

StoneGable Salt Scrub
1 cup fine textured sea salt
4 oz. grape seed oil
2 drops Petal Pink Wilton food coloring
3 drops rose essential oil
2 drops Savannah rain essential oil
Using a bowl and spoon that will not be used for food, mix the salt with the oil. Add food coloring and mix thoroughly. Add essential oils and mix. (Note: Rounding up all the ingredients actually took longer than making the salt scrub. I found fine-textured sea salt at Wal-Mart, grape seed oil at Fresh Market, essential oils and scents at Michaels and the crackled jar with silver lid at TJ Maxx.)

"Give her the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates" (Proverbs 31:31).
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