Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Etsy Craft Night - Making Your Own Sugar Scrubs

One of the things I love most about living in NYC is that anything you could ever dream of doing is right here. I found out recently that one of my favorite crafty websites, Etsy, happens to be headquartered in Brooklyn. Every Monday night they have a free craft night where volunteers teach a workshop on a variety of crafts. My friends and I decided to check it out last night and learned how to make our own sugar scrubs.

Who knew that the $50 sugar scrub you get at a fancy beauty store is really one of the easiest things to make!

Here's what you need:

A small jar
Sugar in the raw (about 1/2 cup)
Either coconut, grapeseed, or almond oil (or any other oil that you like)
15 to 20 drops of an essential oil (I chose peppermint, but there was also mango, grapefruit, and other scents that I can't remember)
A drop of Vitamin E to help preserve it

Mix all the ingredients together (measure the oil and sugar based on the consistency and smell you like) and voilĂ ! Have yourself a wonderful, relaxing bath. I tried mine this morning, and my skin is loving it.

If you don't live in NYC, but want to check out the Etsy craft night - they have a virtual lab where you can ask questions and learn on your own. Hope to see you there soon...


Diana said...

Swati, I'm so jealous of you and your New York-living, Etsy-crafting self! We need more of this type of thing in Boston.

Eva said...

I heart your blog. Now get YOUR stuff up on Etsy.

Jacqueline Duarte said...

Congratulations...this is beautiful!!! I'm one of Ameet's IIN friends (we met at Sacha's wedding...I was the one w/ the two little peoples tagging along). Your pouches look great (very professional) and I hope you did well at the DBA fair! I just started sewing in November...and I love it...I make things w/ my hands...it's great. Good luck w/ your new business!
-Jackie Duarte

Swati said...

Thanks ladies!

Diana - maybe you can start your own craft night in Boston?! It would be fun. You can all watch the etsy virtual lab on Mondays and learn on your own!

Eva - getting my stuff on Etsy will happen sometime this year...just have to make some new things because I've given away everything I've made so far for presents.

Jackie - I'd love to see what you're making!

nithya at hungrydesi said...

Swati, craft night sounds like so much fun. Let me know if you're going next week...I would love to go with you!