I've finally gotten around to making some DIY bath & beauty products, and this Root Beer Float Sugar Scrub is the first one I have to share with you.. I used to make all sorts of concoctions, but it's been awhile, so keeping it simple seemed a good way to restart and sugar scrubs are pretty hard to mess up.
I'd just made some Root Beer Float Whoopie Pies, so I had root beer concentrate handy, and I thought layering it with a vanilla scrub in a mason jar mug, would make for a more interesting presentation. I even designed my first set of printable labels to go on the lids. I want to try out some new things this spring, and the labels make these more giftable in my opinion. Now that I'm used to maneuvering the images into a usable PDF file, it's actually quite easy. I'll be making them to go along with more of my upcoming projects.
The file prints a sheet of six labels, and includes a link to the recipe at bottom of sheet in case you print, and decide to make the actual sugar scrub a long time from now.
Root Beer Float Sugar Scrub Printable Labels PDF
The sugar scrubs don't require any ingredients that you can't pick up at the grocer. You could just grab some small mason jars or jelly jars there as well. As long as you have printer ink and a bottle of glue (I used regular old all-purpose glue), you are good to go. You'll have a handmade gift in a jiffy.
DIY Sugar Scrubs are easy to craft and make fabulous gifts. Try my DIY Lip Scrub or Lemon Sugar Scrub on my sister site Beauty Crafter. Each also comes with free labels.
Root Beer Sugar Scrub
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon root beer extract
- 1 tbs olive oil
Vanilla Sugar Scrub
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix ingredients for each scrub in a separate bowl with separate fork. Moosh & stir until well blended.
- Get a fresh spoon to scoop each out with. Hold jar on angle and spoon in some of the root beer sugar scrub, smooth out, but press more from middle out to avoid leaving smudges on glass (so you will have a neat presentation).
- Repeat with vanilla scrub. Continue layering process until jar is full. Then screw on lid.
- Print labels. Cut around labels, just short of the design edge. Apply a small amount of glue on lid (one at a time), and smooth out with your finger, to make thin layer. Apply the label, then gently smooth and press from center outward with dry paper towel. Wipe off any excess glue. Tie a paper straw to the jar with baker's twine if you like.
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
That is TOO cute! I love the presentation. I'm not a fan of root beer (it's actually about my least favorite thing ever...haha) but your idea is too inspiring! I want to make a chocolate/vanilla and layer it like that!
Danielle @ We Have It All says
I LOVE making scrubs lilke this but didn't know there was 'rootbeer float' extract so I'm excited now! I HAVE TO try this one!
Lisa Jones says
Absolutely Love It Great Gift!!
Liz Mays says
It's so pretty that I just don't know if I could mess up the jar by using it. But I would! Rootbeer smells heavenly!
Aly Mashrah says
That sounds like an interesting sugar scrub! I can't wait to try it.
Oh wow, I love this idea so much! Root beer is the only soda I like... even better to smell like it 😉
Sandra (at) Coasahmom (dot) com says
Personally I don't like the taste or smell of Rootbeer but I love your packaging and the way you mixed the two colors in the jar, it's very cute!
Marcie W. says
This would make an amazing party favor for my daughter's 10th birthday this summer. I'm pinning it now so I can come back to it when her big day is near.
vanessa: thequeenofswag says
Looks like a fun scrub I'd love to try!
Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
I love the way it turned out!! Pinned to make this later. YUM!
This is my first time ever seeing a root beer float sugar scrub. How creative! 🙂
That is so awesome. And easy!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com says
Those are super adorable, Robin. Thanks for including a printable. That will come in handy.
Oh my gosh, the presentation is so cute that I'm not sure I'd want to use this. Great idea! Thanks
Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home says
I love this idea! It would make a great gift. Do you think it would store okay in plastic jars with screw top lids? I've got a bunch leftover from canned fruit that I've been saving for something - I just needed an idea of what to put in the jars. Thanks for the inspiration!
Robin Gagnon says
Any airtight container should be fine.
April @ The 21st Century Housewife says
This looks beautiful - what a lovely idea! The printables are cute too. Pinned 🙂
I love making my own sugar scrubs...I will have to try this one next! Where do you find root beer extract?
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Could you use it on your lips to make them smoother
Robin Gagnon says
Yes,everything in this is edible & it will do the trick.
What is the shelf life for this? Thanks!
Robin Gagnon says
I made these about 7 months ago. I just checked the one I have left & though the scent seems to have faded a little, the sugar crystals are still grainy and their is no indication of spoilage. Stored at room temp, in my office.