Homemade Sugar Scrub Activity

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Updated on Aug 17, 2012

Moms are special and often don’t take the time to pamper themselves like they should. Your child can easily mix up a really soothing treat for mom – a brown sugar scrub she can use to make her skin glow!

What You Need:

  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Lavender oil
  • Lemon zest
  • Honey
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Small plastic container with lid
  • Tissue paper
  • Ribbon

What You Do:

  1. Invite your child to gather the ingredients needed to create the calming foot scrub. She can put the ingredients on a work surface alongside a mixing bowl.
  2. Now she can measure the ingredients and put them in the mixing bowl, noticing how each ingredient smells and feels. All these things mix together to create something really special!
  3. While she’s stirring everything together, encourage your child to think of additional ingredients that might make her foot rub special for mom. She can sprinkle a couple of drops of lavender oil, zest a lemon, or squeeze a drizzle of honey into the mix!
  4. Once the mixture's ready, she can put the foot scrub in a small lidded plastic container, wrap it nicely with a colorful sheet of tissue paper and secure it with a tied piece of ribbon. A gift any mom would love!

Did you know: adding molasses to refined white sugar makes brown sugar. It comes in different varieties, such as dark or light.  

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

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