guestpost! Ruthanne of Ruthanne With An E – DIY sugar scrub

So guess what guys? Today my friend Ruthanne is here to guestpost! Isn't that groovy?!
She's such a sweet gal and she has a really cool blog that you all need to check out after you read this post okay? It's Ruthanne With An E. (YES, she's an Anne of Green Gables fan too. But then, how could anyone not love Anne?)
And, I shall stop digressing right about now. So happy to have You here today Ruthanne! Take it away!

Hey y'all! I'm Ruthanne, (with an E, mind you!) and I blog over here! Thanks miss Katie for having me today, I'm so excited! I have known Katie for a good 2 years now, and she is just sweet as can be, isn't she?
That's me, up there...I'm 17 and love all things vintage. Over at my blog, Ruthanne with an E, I tend to talk about a lot of things. I love Jesus. A lot, y'all; he's my favorite. I reallllllly love pictures. And the color pink, and glitter...but I'm sure as heck not afraid to get dirty. My cowgirl boots are my favorite pair of shoes...but you can read more about me here! We have more pressing issues to dive into!
Katie asked me to bring you a DIY or recipe post...and I couldn't help but pull out one of my favorite (and easiest) diy's! And since it's autumn everywhere else in the country except where I live, I figured it was perfect! Believe it or not, I have a foot of snow outside my window right now! It's pretty ridiculous. But, lets get down to business, shall we?

For this DIY, you will need:
1 cup of white cane sugar (though brown works well too - you can even mix, if you like!)
3 tablespoons olive oil (or another kind of oil, sunflower seed, maybe? :)
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil 
2-3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, ginger, and cloves
mason jar
bowl & spoon for mixing
Start out with your sugar(s), and oils in the bowl. Add your spices, and mix!! It takes a bit of elbow grease to get them well blended, but you'll get there. If it's too crumbly, you can add more oil, and if you accidentally add too much, sugar!
Take about a teaspoon into your hands and head to the sink - add a little water and wash your hands and/or forearms with it. Scrub a little :) 
Gently pat dry with a towel and smell - if it's not a strong enough scent for you, add more spices, and if not, you're done! Everyone's senses are different - some people really like a lot of spice!
Carefully transfer your scrub from your bowl to a mason jar. Now that you know the basics of making sugar scrubs, experiment! Start out with a base of sugar and oil, and add whatever you like! Dried lavender and vanilla extract make a wonderful combination; orange essential oil and a few grates of orange rind! Peppermint extract for Christmas time, perhaps!? Try it out, give it a whirl. A handmade sugar scrub is sure to be a lovely gift, too. 
Thank you Katie, so much for having me on your blog! I hope your trip is marvelous!
Come stop by and say hello, I'd love to have you!
xoxo, Ruthanne

1 comment

  1. Who DOESN'T love Anne? Nobody. I would hope.

    A foot of snow sounds awesome. I like your pink Pyrex bowl! My Grandma and I are collecting Pyrex. =)


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