How to make a sugar scrub XD

Hi, everyone! My computer was down for some reason, it wouldn’t let me got to some sites, I’m not sure why, so I couldn’t get onto Craftalicious to write. It’s because of dam Rawstream. Everyone HATES Rawstream, you can’t even remove it without it coming back and trying to get your information and to let you in. You can’t escape it because it locks you out of everything because you’re not letting it in. It’s even worse than Grammarly! You can read my review of Grammarly at my blog Schoolerama.Introducing Schoolerama – YouTube or here at Schoolerama

I was trying to remove Rawstream, but instead, it removed me. I hate you freaking Rawstream! I hope all the people who made Rawstream are reading this! I swear I’ll review Rawstream with 1/1,000,000 of a star. No, not even! 1/1,000,000,000,000,000 of a star!

Well, anyways, let’s get to it! Today we’re going to be making an excellent exfoliator scrub. This is the first blog post in the Beautify with DIYs series.

Answer each of these questions honestly:

Do you have acne?

Do you have dry skin?

Do you have oily skin?

Do you forget to take care of your skin every day?

Do you wear makeup?

Do you want to improve your skin, but you are sluggish?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a scrub is right for you.

I’ve tried tons of recipes, but only one has worked perfectly for me. This scrub will exfoliate your skin leaving it baby soft! In fact, the kind of, “I’m so smooth I don’t need to shave” soft.

So without further ado; let’s go!

To make this you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla (optional)
  • Two teaspoons Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger (optional)
  • Two tablespoons Coconut oil or any oil of your choice
  • ¼ cup to ⅓ cup Baking soda (for people with acne)
  • A few drops of an essential oil of your choice, like peppermint or tea tree oil (optional for an extra benefit, and for smell)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon (not for people with dry or sensitive skin, or before exposure to sunlight)

Yeah, I know, most of these are optional. But I like to use them all to give my recipe a little twist! You can whip up one of these for yourself, or double the recipe to make one for a friend as well. These make great heartfelt gifts I’m sure anyone would love! Before we start, if you aren’t using an ingredient, skip it and move on.

To make: measure and pour your sugar into a large bowl. Then, mix in your baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Mix well, until the spices and baking soda are blended in. Next, add your oils, lemon, and essential oils. Blend these in. Your sugar scrub should be a caramel like color, and be a very sticky paste. Don’t worry, it will harden to being like a soap bar.Now you can add your vanilla and honey. However, I warn you this step is going to be hard. You can wait to blend the ingredients until you have finished heating these up.

Now, you’re going to be heating these up. To do so, you can choose to either stick it in the microwave for 10-second intervals, stirring in between each one, or you can cook it at low heat in a small pan, mixing it as you go, for around two-five minutes.

While the scrub is still warm and liquidy, grab an empty mason jar, and start scooping the scrub in. The scrub may begin to bubble or separate, if so, remove the liquid at the top, as you won’t be needing it.

Leave the jar open, and let the scrub solidify. You could put it next to a window in the winter, or next to the A/C in the summer. You could also let it chill in the fridge. It just needs to have hardened before you store it.

When it’s dry, cap it and store it wherever you want.

To use, take a hot shower or bath. Then, open the jar and scrape your finger on the surface of the scrub. Some scrub should come out. Rub the scrub on your body. It’s natural for it to tingle or sting. This is because it’s removing your dead skin cells.

 

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10 mason jar ideas

Hi, Craftalicious Clan! Today we’re going to be decorating some plain old mason jars and finding cool ways to reuse them! XD

I ❤ mason jars. I keep tons of jars. In fact, I even make my family eat pickles to get the jars. XD So, naturally, there’s the question of what to do with them, right? Well, today I’m going to be giving you some ideas for cool ways to use the jars in your everyday life from room decor to storing stuff in the bathroom, to toys for kids, these are sure to please.

Let’s discuss the best method to make an acrylic painted mason jar. Just squirt out a glob in the bottom, and turn the mason jar at an angle. Swivel the paint around. Then, put the jar upside down for it to finish painting itself. No more trying to get the brush all around everywhere. No more getting your hands all paintifull and gloppy and gloopy.

I don’t know if you’ve seen that transparent paint that makes anything look like stained glass… Check that out here. Just use the acrylic paint method to paint the inside, and voila!

Spray paint the outside of a mason jar in any color, then spray paint it over with chalkboard paint. Nothing more to say about that, hehe! Just get some chalk and start writing!

To make a soap dispenser jar, drill a hole through the lid. Then, stick an actual soap dispenser lid through the hole. You can also paint the inside, or do any of the methods that decorate the jars,

 

To make a glitter jar, mod podge the inside of a jar. Start dispensing glitter all over the inside.Screw on the lid and shake that jar like a maraca! (I guess that’s just the latin American in me haha! 🙂 )

I came up with this one, one day when I was really bored. You’ll need some tape and several colors of acrylic paint. Just tape all over the jay in random designs. Then, fill in the areas that aren’t covered in tape with paint. Wait until the paint is completely dry before removing the tape. You should have a crazy effect!

Want to reuse some cool scrapbook paper? This scrapbook paper mason jar is a cool way to do so! Start my mod podging the entire inside of the jar. You can use the acrylic jar technique, or just paint it all in. Then, insert your scrapbook paper inside and make it stick to the mod podge. Mod podge the inside on top of the paper to make it water proof.

To make this stationary/school supply holder tower, stand up 6 jars. You can decorate them or leave them be. On the table make a design that looks like this:

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Then, take a hot glue gun and glue them together. Fill them up with your stationary, and you’re good to go!

A cool idea I’ve come across many times is a slime holder jar. Just make any slime. Slime Masters, the youtube channel would work nicely. Check them out here. Make the slime, then stick it inside the jar. The jar will look really cool. (especially if you make a glitter slime!)

This DIY is beauty product holder jar. This Saturday with my first blog post in the series beautify with DIYs, I’m going to be making a sugar scrub. You can put it in here. Really, all this is is a jar with beauty products displayed in here. You can also use the chalkboard paint on the top half so you can write what’s inside.

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this post, and have found ney ways to use your mason jar! 🙂

Happy Wednesday! XD

How to make a planner at home

In my other blog post how to start a planner I talked about getting the perfect planner. You can pay $35 or $25 for a Passion Planner ( I love my Passion Planner) or you can DIY your own for the price of either paper and glue, a hole puncher and paper, paper and washi tape, a binder, a hole puncher, and paper, or an already existing notebook. Choose a method to get started!

For all the methods except the notebook method, you will need some free planner printables. The good thing about this is that it isn’t an already assembled planner, but a bunch of printables for you to choose from.

The first method is the paper and glue method. You need to print out your printables and stack them together. What you’ll do is practically bookbinding. Just take a paintbrush and brush the entire side of the papers with glue. Wait until it dries and try again. You can do this up to 10 times. I think four times works best.

The second method is the hole puncher and paper method. Just take the printables and punch holes on the side. Thread threads through the holes to create the notebook. This can be very messy, beware. You will end up with tiny paper circles everywhere.

The third method is the paper and washi tape method. You might want to ask a friend to help you with this one. Take your printables and ask your friend to hold them up. Stick the edge of the washi tape on the top of the paper stack facing down. Pull the tape down to the bottom. Cut the tape at the end and fold it down on both sides.

The fourth method is the binder, hole puncher, and paper method. Punch a hole in each one of your printables. Open your binder and stick them all inside the binder.The binder may be too big to bring around, but it’s sturdy and easy to remove pages if you don’t want to use them anymore.

The fifth and last method is the already existing notebook method. This method will be tricky. I warn you. You have to start copying all the printables onto the sheets of paper in the notebook. You can find a video on studyign’s youtube page to help you make weekly, monthly, and yearly spreads, but they are labeled “bullet journal.” Don’t worry, she kind of combined the two a bit.

I hope you enjoyed and found this useful!