About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Elizabeth says

    How much does this recipe make?

    I’m making sugar scrubs for a bridal shower favor and I need to do 20 4oz jars so trying to figure out how many batches I need. Thanks!

    • Erin says

      Because it has no preservatives, This homemade scrub lasts about a month or two as long as you use clean hands or a spoon to get it out of the container.

    • Erin says

      Hi Alma, you don’t need to refrigerate this recipe. However, because it doesn’t have any preservatives, use within a month or two and use with clean hands or spoon so not to contaminate.

    • Erin says

      Hi Leisla, although I’ve never tried using Avocado oil, I think it would work fine. Lemon extract is food safe, so would be okay, it just doesn’t have the therapeutic benefits as essential oils.

  2. jamal alnafea says

    HI . If I want to add a preservative So what is it ? How much? Per kilogram. I am waiting for a response. Thank

    • Erin says

      I only add vitamin E oil because it’s all natural. This preserves the scrub for a month or two as long as a clean spoon is the only thing that come in contact with the scrub and no other bacteria gets in. I’ve also heard Rosemary Extract works, but you would have the smell as part of your finished product.

  3. Cherie says

    It would be cute to have the directions on how to use the scrub on the back of the tag!!
    I’m going to make 50 jars of this next week!! Thanks for great recipe and the printable tag!!

  4. Lisa Bartolo says

    I love the way you made this little pinky treat a specially when it comes with lovely smell ! Thank you so much for shering !!!

  5. Denise G says

    Hi, I am unable to open the link for the tags??? I also tried it from the link you put in the messages
    ..? It just shows a little padlock when I attempt to open it. Thanks.

  6. kathy says

    Can’t wait to try these sugar scrubs for my daughter’s baby shower. One question – does the food coloring stain hands? Our colors are pink and white. Thanks so much!

    • Erin says

      It doesn’t stain hands when using as it’s diluted with the other ingredients. It might stain hands if it gets on them in it’s pure form.

  7. Kristy says

    I am trying to print multiple labels on a sheet of sticker paper to use but need more than 4 per page. Is there another link I can use or a link to an Etsy page to purchase the download to print as much as I can on one 8.5×11 sticker page?

    I also need this by tomorrow am for 2 Valentines day projects at school and am now freaking out as I don’t have a backup plan. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!!! Please help a double Room Momma in need!!!

  8. Ellie says

    Hi Erin

    I’m planning on making this as a gift for a few people and I love the idea of using the food dye to make it pink, but my worry would be whether it could stain your skin when you’re using it as a scrub. Have you (or anyone else reading) tried using the colour and found that it definitely washes off with the rest of the scrub?

    I love the pink colour but I also don’t want to be responsible for leaving any of my family looking sunburned after using it!

    Looking forward to trying – I bet it smells divine 🙂

    Ellie

  9. Ellie says

    Hi Erin

    I’m planning on making this as a gift for a few people and I love the idea of using the food dye to make it pink, but my worry would be whether it could stain your skin when you’re using it as a scrub. Have you (or anyone else reading) tried using the colour and found that it definitely washes off with the rest of the scrub?

    I love the pink colour but I also don’t want to be responsible for leaving any of my family looking sunburned after using it!

    Looking forward to trying – I bet it smells divine

    Ellie

    • Erin says

      Hi Ellie,

      I’ve never had a problem with the food coloring, but I would definitely encourage those trying it for the first time to do a little test spot. However, The food coloring is used in such a small amount, I don’t think it would discolor the skin. It does smell divine!

  10. Vicki says

    Hello, Erin,
    I love your recipe for the Pink Lemonade Sugar Scrub. I can not get the cute little tag you made and would love to be able to use it on my cute little jars. I am making to give to my 4 sister-in-laws and a close friend.

  11. tami blotter says

    what size jar did you use? I want to use the pink tags that go wit this? I ordered small containers but they are too small.
    Thanks

    • Erin says

      The recipes makes about 1 1/2 cups. The jars I found at Michael’s were the perfect size. However, if you used 1/2 pint jars, you’d have a little extra. You could double the recipe and get three half pints.

  12. Krissy says

    Is it ok to use in the shower? I’m just curious with the oil if it’s ok for it to go down the drain. Thanks!

    • Erin says

      Good question, Krissy. I’ve been using scrubs for years, and never had a problem. If you’re worried about using it in the shower or bath, after you use the scrub with oil, run HOT water down your drain for 30 seconds to help flush it down. You could also use fractionated coconut oil as well.

  13. Zeynep Aynur Dincer says

    Dear Erin,

    Many thanks for this wonderful DIY idea. I will try it soon. But I have a quick question.

    I am planning to use coconut oil but, shall I buy liquid oil? Or is it better to buy solid one and have it melted and mixed together with sugar? Which one do you think would work better?

    By the way, liquid ones are relatively small in size and more expensive. I am a bit confused.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

    Best,

    Zeynep

    • Erin says

      Hi Zeynep,

      Thanks for stopping by! I personally like to use the liquid coconut oil because it easier. I find it at Walmart, so it’s not too expensive for the large bottle I buy. I also use almond oil when I have that on hand.

      If you do use the solid coconut oil, you’ll definitely have to melt it a bit to get it to combine. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have other questions.

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