Unicorn Sugar Scrub
Homemade beauty products are just about the best thing ever. If you’ve never done it before I have to tell you that it is surprisingly simple and curiously addictive. Once you’ve made your own bath or beauty products, you’ll find that you want to make ALL the beauty and bath products you can and, so far, I haven’t been able to find something I can’t make myself. In fact, I even make my own blush with beetroot powder!
And with the unicorn craze in full swing it seemed like a good time to knock out some unicorn sugar scrub and show you how to make it, too. In pretty, glittery colors this scrub really stands out from the homemade pack but when you add in that cute clay unicorn horn, well this is just about the cutest thing you can rest in your shower caddy, isn’t it?
For this project you will need:
- Sugar (colored or + food coloring)
- Mica (optional)
- Coconut oil
- Fragrance oil
- Plastic jars
- Polymer clay
- Spray paint (optional)
I purchased a cotton candy machine last year and it’s so humid here that I have the hardest time actually making cotton candy that doesn’t turn into a sticky blob within minutes. I, of course, bought the jumbo pack of floss sugar in a variety of colors and flavors because I was positive that this cotton candy maker was going to change my life and I’d be having the flossy stuff daily. Since that didn’t work out, I’ve been trying to think of a way to use this darn stuff and, BINGO, we have a winner with sugar scrub!
Using already colored sugar is convenient but it isn’t necessary. You can also use white granulated sugar colored with food coloring, too.
However you swing it, prepare colored sugar in purple, pink and blue in 3 different bowls.
Melt coconut oil in a glass measuring cup and add a small amount at a time until you get the slushy consistency of a melting snow-cone. When you stir it around, it also makes that sloshy snow-cone sound!
Add your choice of fragrance oil in a unicorn approved scent. I obviously had to go with cotton candy, all things considered.
Now unicorns are magical and that’s a sparkly thing, right? To make our sugar scrub sparkle we’re going to add in mica powder. You can find this in the soap making section of craft stores or online for typically quite a bit cheaper. I went NUTS and used all of the mica in my soap making stash so that my stuff is really, crazy glittery. This was largely so it would be visible in the pictures (glitter is SO HARD to photograph!) but also just because I love glitzy things. Add according to your taste and or budget.
See the glitter in there? Yeah, just barely but I swear it’s super glitzy!
Spoon your colors randomly, layering and blobbing it throughout your plastic jar.
Push down to pack it in nice and tight.
See all that glitter? So pretty, right?
Now if you want to leave your jars as is, that’s good, but if you’re wanting to go the extra mile you can decorate your jar’s lids.
Spray painting the lids is optional but when done in a color matching the scrub is really pretty.
To make the unicorn horn take oven bake polymer clay and work it until it’s nice and soft. Roll it on your work surface to start making a tube shape. Once it is the thickness you want the thickest part of your horn to be, start rolling it only on one side to begin thinning it out and creating a cone shape. Trim the cone shape as needed for the perfect unicorn horn size, mine are about 2.5 inches and so the bottom is perfectly flat. A sharp razor blade works well for this.
Roll out a thin tube of clay and wrap it around the horn shape, pushing it into the horn so that it becomes a single piece.
Bake in the oven according to package directions and allow to cool.
Add a small dab of industrial strength glue to the bottom of the horn and place it onto your lid, allowing it to remain still until the glue has had time to cure (typically 24 hours).
And there you have it! Isn’t it so pretty?
And so glittery!
With the holiday gift giving season upon us, this unicorn sugar scrub, given with a pretty shower pouf would make an excellent gift for all of your unicorn lovers out there!