DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Sugar Scrub Sand Art

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I am definitely no stranger to whipping up my own sugar scrubs here and there, so when method asked me to create colorful eye candy based around their new foaming body washes (have you tried them yet? the sea mist is my favorite!), I naturally had to spruce up my favorite homemade shower must-have! Now not to toot my own horn or anything, but I may be just a teeny, tiny bit obsessed with this DIY sugar scrub sand art inspired by their colorful new line!

I mean, I never thought my inner eight year old self would be shining through all of these years later with a whole new love for sand art, but never say never. Don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t be adapting any sand art themes into my home decor or anything, but it’s fun in small, colorful doses with things here and there (especially tucked away in the shower), don’t you think?! …

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Materials:

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Making sugar scrub is really simple, and you can’t really go wrong with a recipe for it. I usually prefer my scrubs to not be quite as moist, and I use 3 parts sugar to 1 part coconut oil, with a few drops of essentials oil as a general rule of thumb. If you like your scrub to be a bit creamier, just mix in extra coconut oil.

I left our scrub unscented since I really love the smell of the method foaming washes already, but some of my favorite essential oil combinations are peppermint orange and coconut mint! You can add as much of as little essential oils as you’d like for scenting the scrub. It won’t hinder the outcome of the consistency.

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Once you have the base scrub made, you a spoon to add gel food coloring to the scrub, and mix the color with your hands.

I made LOTS of different colors to have a little bit more room to play with when it comes to the sand art formations, but you can make as little or as much as you want!

For the light colors, I just used a very modest amount of a color, and for the more vibrant ones, I used a general amount of food color. You can also mix and match colors to get a certain shade you’re looking for, etc.

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Once I had all of my colors made, I began to spoon each color into a glass container and would firmly press the sugar for each color into place before moving onto the next one. I left mine sort of messy and uneven like sand art would usually be, and I love the way it turned out!

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

I started to get a little addicted to making different color schemes and patterns, I’m sure I could make these all day! Especially after seeing how intricate some sand art forms are!

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

What do you think?! I’m seriously considering making these as DIY Christmas gifts for friends this year! Who would’ve ever thought my childhood sand art obsession would be making a come back this late in the game?!

This post is made possible by method. Thank you for supporting the brands we love that keep bigger and better DIY’s, and even sweeter sweets coming straight to your inbox! You can snag method’s foaming body washing exclusively at Target between now and October!
DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Sugar Scrub Sand Art

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I am definitely no stranger to whipping up my own sugar scrubs here and there, so when method asked me to create colorful eye candy based around their new foaming body washes (have you tried them yet? the sea mist is my favorite!), I naturally had to spruce up my favorite homemade shower must-have! Now not to toot my own horn or anything, but I may be just a teeny, tiny bit obsessed with this DIY sugar scrub sand art inspired by their colorful new line!

I mean, I never thought my inner eight year old self would be shining through all of these years later with a whole new love for sand art, but never say never. Don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t be adapting any sand art themes into my home decor or anything, but it’s fun in small, colorful doses with things here and there (especially tucked away in the shower), don’t you think?! …

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Materials:

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Making sugar scrub is really simple, and you can’t really go wrong with a recipe for it. I usually prefer my scrubs to not be quite as moist, and I use 3 parts sugar to 1 part coconut oil, with a few drops of essentials oil as a general rule of thumb. If you like your scrub to be a bit creamier, just mix in extra coconut oil.

I left our scrub unscented since I really love the smell of the method foaming washes already, but some of my favorite essential oil combinations are peppermint orange and coconut mint! You can add as much of as little essential oils as you’d like for scenting the scrub. It won’t hinder the outcome of the consistency.

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Once you have the base scrub made, you a spoon to add gel food coloring to the scrub, and mix the color with your hands.

I made LOTS of different colors to have a little bit more room to play with when it comes to the sand art formations, but you can make as little or as much as you want!

For the light colors, I just used a very modest amount of a color, and for the more vibrant ones, I used a general amount of food color. You can also mix and match colors to get a certain shade you’re looking for, etc.

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

Once I had all of my colors made, I began to spoon each color into a glass container and would firmly press the sugar for each color into place before moving onto the next one. I left mine sort of messy and uneven like sand art would usually be, and I love the way it turned out!

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

I started to get a little addicted to making different color schemes and patterns, I’m sure I could make these all day! Especially after seeing how intricate some sand art forms are!

DIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & ClothDIY sugar scrub sand art - Sugar & Cloth

What do you think?! I’m seriously considering making these as DIY Christmas gifts for friends this year! Who would’ve ever thought my childhood sand art obsession would be making a come back this late in the game?!

This post is made possible by method. Thank you for supporting the brands we love that keep bigger and better DIY’s, and even sweeter sweets coming straight to your inbox! You can snag method’s foaming body washing exclusively at Target between now and October!

Comments

  • Kim

    07.27.15

    This is so darling! I’ve never heard of foaming body washes before (only hand soaps), but I’ll have to try it out!

    • Ashley said:

      Let me know how you like it!

  • aashikhan

    07.27.15

    dear i love you every DIY and i am sad because many time can not comment :( but when i comment it’s from my heart love you sister :)

  • julie

    07.27.15

    this is SO fun and colorful, love!

  • Laurie

    07.27.15

    Beautiful! Any experience using the colored scrub? Does the color stick around on skin or in the bathtub? Does it turn muddy in the jar once you start using it?

    • Ashley said:

      It definitely does not stain, it’s a verrrry small amount of food coloring so no issue there! I haven’t had mine turn weird colors yet, but I’ve only used with dry hands when I scoop some out, so I think it depends on how much your adding water to the mix!

  • Melissa

    07.27.15

    Oooh this looks too cute! I love the idea of making body scrubs! I always make more than I need and they are always great gift ideas for friends. I’ve made a lemon sugar body scrub and coffee body scrub too. I am pinning this for future reference. Thanks!

    • Ashley said:

      yay, glad you like it!

  • brittni

    07.27.15

    This is so clever, Ash. I love it!

  • Kelly

    07.27.15

    Love this idea!!! Where are the containers from? Please share

    • Ashley said:

      I just got them from Hobby Lobby and sprayed the lids gold with metallic gold spray paint :)

  • Melody

    07.28.15

    These are the absolute cuteness! I am totally making these for friends this year!

  • Juli

    07.28.15

    Love! And that little mint pitcher…I need it in my life!

  • sina

    07.29.15

    where is that amazing little blue pitcher from?

  • Sarah D.

    09.04.15

    I never would have thought to add color with soaps! And layering…genius! I wonder if I can layer this recipe I found: https://stampington.com/Citrus-Rose-Scrub-Project. The recipe is scrumptious, but I would love an infusion of color so that I could leave it out on the bathroom counter.

  • Julie

    12.09.15

    Where do I find how much Method soap to put in?

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