After posting my pictures on Facebook, I had several people ask for the template so they could make them for their family. The graphic designer in me said, "Sure, that can be my gift to you."
So, below are the templates, which have the recipes on them. I took them to Staples and had them printed on their 8pt photo paper, which was $0.74 per color copy. I had two copies made of each template for a total of $7.40. That makes sixty labels, so that comes out to about $.12 per scrub for printing.
I purchased a three inch circle punch from Hobby Lobby that is regularly priced $19.99, but I used a 40% off coupon, which can be found and used with your mobile device, bringing the price down to about $12. Since this is something I can use for other projects, too, I found the price to be nominal. I used it to punch all sixty of those labels, so that makes it roughly $0.20 per label for the punch.
It just so happens, I have an old Xyron sticker maker. If you don't have one, you can find them at your local craft store, or you can purchase it from Amazon for around $25. It's worth every penny. I've done so much through the years with my sticker maker. You can essentially turn anything into a sticker with this thing and it holds up to five inches. You just simply slide the punched circle label through the machine and turn a knob. When it comes out, it's sticky. You can purchase refillable cartridges for about $10 on Amazon. So, to turn my labels into stickers cost me about another $0.58.
I used jars from my local Dollar Tree. They are a nice size and cute to boot. That added another $1.00. If you're counting, we're to $1.90.
Another decorative touch is ribbon around the tops. Ribbon is something I always have on hand, so I just used what was in my stash, but you can often find ribbon 50% off at Hobby Lobby. I rarely pay full price it. Because of this, I'm not sure of the exact price for the ribbon portion, but I'm sure it wasn't more than $1.00 per scrub.
Also, when I started making my scrubs, I didn't keep track of what my ingredients cost because I didn't plan on making a blog post, but here I am. What I do know is my most expensive ingredients were coffee, coconut oil, and olive oil. All three of those ingredients make a lot of scrubs and therefore, I don't think that the price is that high. I paid $6.99 each for all three (and they are large containers). Regardless, I feel comfortable in saying this is a gift that is under $5.00 and expensive in time and love. The scrubs themselves are really quick to make, but making the labels and embellishing the jars with ribbon is a bit time consuming.
At any rate, I love the scrubs, and I'm so excited to be able to give them to my family.
As for how to make them, they are super easy. Just get a large bowl, some measuring cups, and a spatula. Pour the ingredients into the bowl and mix well. Then just divide them up into the jars. Please note that these recipes are pretty small. Depending on how many scrubs you intend to make, you may need to double, triple, (or in my case multiple times ten).
Now, the templates below have a spot on the bottom where I had written, "Handmade with love from our home to yours! Brandi, Chad, Noah, and Jonah."
If you'd like to add your personalized message, you can use Pic Monkey or any photo editing software to add your own. These templates are free to use for personal use. You may not use them to sell an item or to sell the template. You simply need to click on the template to download it. Please note that they are saved at 300dpi, but if you open and edit them in another program, you may lose resolution if you don't save again at 300dpi. So, make sure you do that.
Oh and I'm many things, but a photographer I'm not, so sorry that my pictures aren't great. Maybe one day I'll figure that out.