DIY Orange Sugar Scrubs + Coty Love2Love Fragrances for Mother’s Day

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DIY Orange Sugar Scrubs and Love2Love Frangrances

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate, honor, and remember our mom, grandmother, and other special women in our life.  My mom is a wonderful person.  Here’s a recent picture of the two of us:

Jerri and Mom

She’s always there for us and is willing to help her children and grandchildren any way she can.  She constantly sacrifices her time, money (and occasionally her own sanity) and never asks for anything in return.  This is just one reason that I always like to get her something special for Mother’s Day.

When I go shopping for her gift, I run in to 2 problems: First of all, I’m shopping for someone who seems to have everything already.  Secondly, I’m working with a limited budget.  But somehow I always seem to work it out.  Today I’ve got a couple of gift ideas for Mother’s Day that are luxurious AND affordable!

Love2Love Perfumes

The first is an item I recently picked up at Walmart: Coty Love2Love Fragrances.  The perfume comes in a lovely designer bottle and package and is a great buy at $9.98.  (Plus, they have matching body sprays for $6.98.)  Love2Love comes in 5 lovely scents, and each captures a unique story and feelings:

  • Fresh Rose + Peach = joyful, optimistic, the essence of natural comfort
  • Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa = carefree, invigorating and energetic; like the first day of Spring
  • Bluebell + White Tea = captivating, radiant, delicately feminine; the tranquility and ease of Sunday morning
  • Freesia + Violet Petals = elegant, alluring, and timeless; like the perfect effortless sun dress
  • Orange Blossom + White = vibrant, joyful, and radiant

Love2Love at Walmart

You can find all five of these lovely perfumes in the fragrance aisle of the health and beauty section at Walmart.  This May participating stores will also have a special end cap display featuring the fragrances, including their newest product, the Bluebell + White Tea fragrance.

Love2Love Blue Bell + White Tea

The display also includes special Love2Love gift bags, which you can purchase for just 50 cents.  The end cap display should look something like this:

Love2Love End Cap Display

With such a variety of beautiful scents and its affordable price point, you can easily get a bottle of Love2Love fragrances for every mom on your list (including yourself).

For myself and my gifting purposes, I purchased the Fresh Rose + Peach and the Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa.  Both of these smell lovely, and I’d highly recommend them!

Love2Love Jasmine+Mimosa

I like giving gifts like perfume and other beauty items, because a lot of ladies (especially moms) think of these as luxury items and may not always treat themselves to these type of indulgences.  Luckily I’ve found ways to indulge in the beauty and spa experience the affordable way: just make your own products for a spa experience at home!

As a companion to the perfume, any mom would love a nice sugar scrub.  These are easy to make and oh-so-affordable! You can make these with a variety of ingredients and scents, and today I’m sharing a recipe that only takes 3 ingredients.  If you read my post title, you saw that it’s an Orange Sugar Scrub.

Mothers Day Gift

The sugar in this scrub serves to exfoliate the skin, and I could have added any essential oil I wanted, but I chose to use orange essential oil, because of its antioxidants and anti-aging properties.  The orange promotes the production of collagen as well as increases the blood flow to the skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory, and it will help to sooth your dry, irritated skin. Here’s how you make it!

 

Orange Sugar Scrubs

Orange Sugar Scrubs

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup + 1 tbsp olive oil*

5-10 drops sweet orange essential oil

Directions:

Pour sugar in a medium sized boil. Add olive oil. Mix until well combined. Stir in essential oil. Once combined, place in a sealable jar or container.

To use, open the jar. Give your sugar scrub a stir (as the oil will likely separate from the sugar once set). THen grab out a small amount of scrub with your adds. Add a tiny bit of water and start exfoliating your skin, rubbing the sugar scrub on your skin in circles, either using a sponge, washcloth, or your hands. Once the sugar is melting, rinse away the scrub and dry your skin. It should leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

**This recipe is enough to fill a pint size mason jar. Divide up in to 8 oz jars or 4 oz jars to make for gift giving, if you prefer.

Notes

*The olive oil is a carrier oil in this recipe. A carrier oil is a base oil or vegetable oil used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin in massage and aromatherapy.

Other recommended carrier oils you may use for this recipe instead of the olive oil include Vitamin E oil, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil.

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Love2Love Fragrances and Scrub
Visit your local Walmart to pick up a bottle of Love2Love. Which fragrance do you think you’d buy? Let me know by commenting on this post.
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Comments

  1. This turned out so lovely! I think a at home spa gift is simply perfect for Mother’s Day–I know they’re always my favorite to receive!!! #client

  2. The Orange Blossom + White sounds great to me.

  3. Ronald Oliver says:

    Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing! ..now I have something else to add to my Mother’s Day/Birthday, and Christmas list! 🙂

  4. Marti Tabora says:

    I love the way the jar is decorated, it’s so pretty and really does seem like a great gift. I know I would love to receive it.

  5. Heather says:

    I would love to try the Bluebell + White Tea fragrance! Your homemade scrub sounds wonderful too!! Perfect for gift giving!

  6. Vera Simmonds says:

    Love the DIY recipe! I will have to try it out. 🙂

  7. I am going to make this scrub. Sounds good

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