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I’m so used to buying family and friends gifts for the holidays. However, this past Christmas I decided to try something new. A few crafts have inspired me and I now have an obsession with mason jars! So I bought a few sets and decided to make gardeners hand scrub soap and also a few honey facial masks.
Items Necessary for Both
- Mason jars with lids
- Labels and/or ribbon
- Dawn with Olay or Palmolive Soft Touch
- White granular sugar
- Lemon juice or a few drops of lemon essential oil
Pour the white sugar in the jar about ¾’s full. Next, add the soap and a few drops of lemon juice or lemon essential oil for its antibacterial properties. Mix well. As the sugar dissolves, add more sugar. If it’s too granular, add more soap. You should not need to stir this before use.
Honey Facial Mask
- Light brown sugar
- Lemon juice
Pour the light brown sugar in the jar about ¾’s full. Next, add in the honey to the bottom rim of the jar. Drop in about one teaspoon of lemon juice for its – you guessed it – antibacterial properties. Mix well with a long stick – I used a wooden spoon handle. As the brown sugar dissolves, add more. If it’s too granular, add more honey. This will settle to the bottom so be sure to stir it before each use.
Now you can use any labeling or add cute ribbons to give as a gift. I think these Chalkboard Labels are an inexpensive yet chic way to dress up your jars. If you can’t find the mason jars with the lids, check out this set of 12 Ball Jar Mouth Pint Jars with Lids and Bands
I’m more so pleased with the hand scrub soap than the honey mask. I think I’m too lazy to continue to stir the honey mask. My son got into it the hand scrub at my mother’s house and said it was liquid magic. I guess we don’t need to wait for summertime to see how well the Gardener’s Hand Scrub works with dirt. This received an A+ rating from a teen boy – I’m sold.