Who said sprinkles are just for cake?
You can actually stick them into your sugar scrubs too! It makes for a fun scrub you can give as a gift idea or just use it as a treat on yourself.
These are REAL actual sprinkles and yes, they’re safe to use on your body as a body scrub. Now, you could also probably use this birthday cake sugar scrub as a birthday gift for someone instead of giving them a big sugary cake (just an idea).
The sprinkles in this sugar scrub add a nice pop of color and they’re perfect for livening up a sugar scrub. When I was making this I actually thought about adding pink dye to the sugar scrub ‘batter’ but decided to keep it simple.
The cake like color comes from the honey and the vanilla mixing in with the sugar. It really looks like a dessert you could dip your spoon into but don’t! It’s really a natural homemade beauty product for your body!
How to make a birthday cake sugar body scrub
What you'll need:
Before you get started make sure you gather all your materials so you make less of a mess. This whole sugar scrub recipe can be created in less than 10 minutes and then stored in the fridge for later.
- In a bowl, mix your vanilla, sugar, Vitamine E oil (optional), and honey together until well blended. If the consistency is too stiff for your liking, add another teaspoon of honey.
- Take a handful of sprinkles (I added about a spoonful to mine) and add it to your mix and blend until your happy with the amount of sprinkles your sugar scrub ‘batter’ has.
- Add a handful of sprinkles to the bottom of your mason jar so it forms a small layer of sprinkles as a base for decoration.
- Add your curling ribbon to your mason jar, tie into a bow, and curl the ends with your scissors.
- Spoon your sugar scrub ‘batter’ into your mason jar and store in your fridge.
If you want to make more and make a whole batch for a few DIY gift ideas, all you have to do is double the recipe. It was so much fun creating this recipe I think I’ll probably try to recreate it in the near future with a whole new photo shoot. As you can tell I also had tons of fun taking pictures of the scrub too. It works and tastes as well as it looks!
If you want a more liquid sugar scrub, you can always add more honey to the mix. While you could also add a bit of water, I find this tends to dry out your sugar scrubs (especially if you happen to leave it out without a lid). I like my sugar scrubs to be a bit less pasty and a bit more firm.
What types of mason jars are best for sugar scrubs?
Some of my favorites are the 4 oz. Jelly jars that are perfect for smaller scrubs, the 4 oz. Kamota mason jars which is what I used here, and the 8 oz. baby food jars are also useful for sugar scrubs.
I like to keep about eight different mason jars on hand that I’ve collected over time and choose the best one for the specific recipe I’m trying out. Sometimes smaller containers work best if you’re only making a very small amount of scrub (like a 1/4 cup of sugar for example).
How long does this sugar scrub last?
A sugar scrub can last for up to two months but I usually only keep mine for about two weeks. By then I either finish them or I’m already working on a brand new one.
If you feel like your sugar scrub is drying out, or if it’s too melted in with the honey, either add in extra honey or add a fresh spoonful or two of sugar and mix it up again.
Can you eat it?
Technically, yes, you could eat this sugar scrub, but should you? Probably NOT. 🙂 Especially if you added the Vitamin E oil to it. And also, that’s a heck of a lot of sugar to ingest in one go.
What are sugar scrubs good for?
Sugar scrubs leave you with silky smooth skin once you use them, even after just one use.
You can use them as a body scrub, a foot scrub (it leaves your feet feeling specially soft), a face scrub or even just as a lip scrub.
And it’s also helpful to use essential oils, avocado oils, Vitamin E oils, turmeric, cinnamon, or jojoba oil in them to help nourish and smooth your skin. Usually a few drops will do just fine, a little can go a long way.
Because you can craft your sugar scrubs a million different ways, they make great: Mother’s day gifts, Valentine’s Day gifts, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, secret santa gifts, stocking stuffers, and on.
And hey, guys can get dry skin too, they might appreciate a nice sugar scrub recipe with a bit of sandalwood for a good clean smell. 🙂
You seriously DO NOT have to spend hundreds on sugar scrubs from the store when you can literally make your own at home for a few cents and have more fun adding your own twist to it.
You can add all sorts of essential oils, colors, and aromas to it to create it to your liking. Seriously, if you love crafting and making things at home like I do, then you’ll love creating these sugar scrubs.