Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sweet n' Scrubby---Aye!

My friend Meg and my daughter Sage and I made sugar scrubs last night. I'm expanding my Moody Girl line and Meg was interested in making some too. It was a fun little gaggle of girls and we certainly did our share of giggling amid our sniffing of the over 50 different essential oils I have on hand. I wonder if my grandmother's quilting bees were like this. Did they sit around and talk about silly girl things and giggle at nothing in particular? I'll bet they didn't drink Mojitos which was the drink of choice for Meg and me (Sage drank root beer, what kind of mother do you think I am!) We joked about rum and pirates too. Why's the rum always gone? We tried 3 different scrub recipes, each with our own individual bowls and spatulas and each of us choosing our own scent combinations. For the first batch, Sage chose Lemon Sage (hmm, a little self promoting, don't you think) complete with added glitter to boot. Meg chose Ylang Ylang and Vanilla. For me, inspired by the Mojitos, I chose to blend Lime and Spearmint.

I think the lime green label I'd printed out beforehand helped with the inspiration but I think it really turned out well.

The second and third batches were a little more tricky. Meg couldn't decide on a scent for the third so, thinking like a pirate, she decided she needed more rum. Aye, me booty!

I'm not sure if it was the rum or the overdose on sniffing too many essential oils (I did warn everyone) but Meg and I both had trouble sleeping last night. She sent me a message this morning : "I totally see now what you mean about the fragrances keeping you up... I was SO awake, finally fell asleep, only to wake up at 1:30 having crazy dreams that you and I were pirates making sugar scrubs and a monster was after us."

I'll bet Grandma and her quilting bee ladies never had so much fun.


Magpie said...

Why IS the rum always gone? :D

Thanks Kels, you're a peach! I had a blast making scrubs, despite the resulting wacky dreams and wakeful night. haha!


Luchi said...

Ha ha, this is a funny post! I love Mojitos too! I bet the scrub is great!