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).


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this! I've been on the lookout for a DIY body scrub recipe. Glad to hear you're on the mend!

Sue said...

I, too, love Yvonne's blog. She has many wonderful ideas. Thanks for reminding me of this scrub!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful post. I enjoy reading Stone Gable also and missed that post.

Anna said...

The scrub looks lovely and one I will have to try. I am on my way now to check out Stone Gable. Thank you for sharing.

Auntie Pam said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my, I can't wait to try this out. We have a wonderful lavendar farm jusdt 1 1/2 hrs away on the way to San Diego. I make lovely emb sachets that I fill with lavendar, now I can include this scrub too!!! Ohhh.
The scrub looks lovely and one I will have to try. I am on my way now to check out Stone Gable. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

I'm going to check out Stone Gable blog, sounds inviting!
Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Carol in GA

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thank you so much for the lovely things you said! Coming from you it means so much! Am I blushing?
I am thrilled you enjoy the scrub. I keep a jar of it on my bathroom counter. It really keeps my hands (that I use like tools) soft and young looking!
God bless you for the beautiful scripture and Godly thoughts. They are rest for my heart!
xo Yvonne

Molly @ The Creative Maven said...

This is so great! I love salt scrubs!

Krysten said...

I made salt scrubs and home made soap one year for all the lovely ladies in my life! Everyone loves these - they're a great gift idea! Thanks for the link!


Jesslynn said...

Thanks for sharing! I would like to know for how long can I keep the salt scrub? Thank you. :)

All the way from Malaysia,

Anonymous said...

I love this idea as a Valentine's Day gift for my mom and mother in-law. I live in suburban Chicago, IL and have already found everything I need EXCEPT I cannot find the Savannah rain essential oil anywhere! Michael's does not have it here. Do you know anywhere else that may have it so I can pick it up tomorrow OR do you know of another scent that may go well with the rose that I already have?? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much! My email is jandkmcd@me.com ~Karen

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