Yes, it's my Birthday Week. And yes, I've just decided that's a thing. The real event is Sunday!
This has been a bit of a tough year for me, and a little self-care is definitely in order. To cheer me up, I decided to make my infamous DIY Birthday Cake Sugar Scrub. I got the idea for this back in 2005 (according to my recipe file archives) while whipping up a batch of Funfetti cupcakes. I was staring at the batter and it gave me this idea.
A few sprinkles (nonpareils if we're being technical) ain't hurt anyone, right?
- 1 c sugar (I used raw)
- 5 drops vanilla or birthday cake body-safe oil
- 1/2 c melted coconut oil (or oil of choosing)
- optional: nonpareils
- optional topping: whipped coconut oil
- Add sugar and coconut oil to bowl.
- Mix well.
- Add sprinkles as desired and mix well.
- Make sure the consistency is what you like. Some like a drier scrub, and some like this a bit more saturated. I like mine this way since it looks a little more like crumbled up cake.
Maybe add another dash of sprinkles.
- Do I have to use raw (unrefined) sugar?
- No. I used it because it reminds me of the color of cake.
- Can I use sprinkles (jimmies)?
- I don't like the long sprinkles. The color bleeds and you can feel them when scrubbing.
- Why are you using sprinkles (nonpareils)? Isn't the color going to get everywhere and can't you feel them? etc, etc, etc,
- You don't have to. It makes it feel more birthday cake-like. I like these because you cannot feel them when you are using the scrub and the color doesn't bleed (unless you add a lot of oil). They are made from sugar and starch.
- Anyone else want cake after seeing this post? I'll get mine on Sunday!
- I hope you join in on my Story About the Pic linkup on Oct 22--see the last one here.