I blogged about the life altering process of creating this recycled gift jar last Sunday. I'm pretty sure it changed lives. Now for the innards. Last year, around New Year's I made up a batch of pink lemonade body scrubs. With Christmas looming, and some mint scented oil on hand, I decided to use the same recipe for peppermint scrub (yes, I've seen it on the net as well, and there are about a million ways to make body scrubs, but three ingredients is about my speed, and it really does make your hands soft). One of my favorites this year (where I got the idea to attach a stick) I've seen I'm linking to below from Malia's blog. Basically, to make one enough to fill a jar that is 10 oz I mixed 1 1/4 c. sugar and 1/2 c. olive oil. I added about 1/4 t. of peppermint oil (they sell it at the craft store, or even in the grocery store on the spice aisle...if it can go in your body, it can go on your body). You can add less according to your scent-preference. I divided it in half, and added some red food coloring to half of it until I had my desired color (a few drops at a time).
check her out. This is also where I should say when it comes to needing different colored inks, a lot of times I just color stamps with a marker to save on money, and additional ink pad storage case. It works great.