#FridayFavorites: Submerge Sugar Scrubs!

We have some brand new sugar scrubs in the store from Submerge Bath and Body! We are carrying some wonderful scents including Apple Cinnamon, Dirty Vanilla Chai, Sweet Vanilla, Chocolate Coconut, and Vanilla Pumpkin Spice. All Submerge products are homemade with all-natural ingredients. Each sugar scrub have a couple different ingredients because of the scents, but their base make up is pure cane brown sugar, coconut sugar, coconut oil, avocado, and sweet almond oils. The directions come right on the label on top of each jar, but it’s best usage is on rough dry areas. You’ll be amazed at how these natural products help your skin compared to drug store brands! Come by and pick up one of these amazing Submerge sugar scrubs, and we can guarantee you’ll be coming back to try other scents!

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It’s Time To Put All Your Eggs In One Basket!

It’s 2016, people! It’s about time we start naturally dying our Easter eggs. This has been a fun family tradition for decades, so we definitely can’t let go of it! But with some ordinary cooking ingredients, we can dye them naturally instead of using the artificial food-dye we typically use every year. Also, since we spend so much time decorating our eggs, we should use them in our Easter displays each year, so we’re going to be showing you ways to decorate with your decorated Easter eggs as well!

When it comes to dying them, it’s a pretty simple mixture. They’re all extremely similar, but there are a few differences here and there. They also all use hard-boiled eggs.

Blue:

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Use 1 cup of roughly chopped purple cabbage to every cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes, let it cool, and strain it. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of strained liquid and stir. Place eggs in a bowl or baking dish and pour cooled liquid over the eggs until they’re completely submerged. Put the dish in the refrigerator until the eggs achieve their desired color. When they have, take the eggs out of the fridge, dry them, rub a little oil on them, and polish with a paper towel to give them the perfect finish.

Red:

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Use 1 cup of red onion skins to every cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes, let it cool, and strain it. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of strained liquid and stir. Place eggs in a bowl or baking dish and pour cooled liquid over the eggs until they’re completely submerged. Put the dish in the refrigerator until the eggs achieve their desired color. When they have, take the eggs out of the fridge, dry them, rub a little oil on them, and polish with a paper towel to give them the perfect finish.

Orange:

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Use 1 cup of yellow onion skins to every cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes, let it cool, and strain it. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of strained liquid and stir. Place eggs in a bowl or baking dish and pour cooled liquid over the eggs until they’re completely submerged. Put the dish in the refrigerator until the eggs achieve their desired color. When they have, take the eggs out of the fridge, dry them, rub a little oil on them, and polish with a paper towel to give them the perfect finish.

Pink:

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Use 1 cup of shredded beets to every cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes, let it cool, and strain it. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of strained liquid and stir. Place eggs in a bowl or baking dish and pour cooled liquid over the eggs until they’re completely submerged. Put the dish in the refrigerator until the eggs achieve their desired color. When they have, take the eggs out of the fridge, dry them, rub a little oil on them, and polish with a paper towel to give them the perfect finish.

Yellow:

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Use 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric to every cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes, and let it cool. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of liquid and stir. Place eggs in a bowl or baking dish and pour cooled liquid over the eggs until they’re completely submerged. Put the dish in the refrigerator until the eggs achieve their desired color. When they have, take the eggs out of the fridge, dry them, rub a little oil on them, and polish with a paper towel to give them the perfect finish.

Lavender:

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Use 1 bag of Red Zinger tea to every cup of water. Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 15 to 30 minutes, let it cool, and strain it. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of strained liquid and stir. Place eggs in a bowl or baking dish and pour cooled liquid over the eggs until they’re completely submerged. Put the dish in the refrigerator until the eggs achieve their desired color. When they have, take the eggs out of the fridge, dry them, rub a little oil on them, and polish with a paper towel to give them the perfect finish.

How to Decorate with Them:

You can make so many different types of centerpieces with dyed eggs. You have the option of adding them to floral arrangements, baskets, clear vases, wooden boxes, or even strategically placing them on cake stands. Here are a few ideas…

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Keep the dyes natural and the decorating fun! Easter eggs definitely make for the best Easter decorations and will surely bring the playful holiday spirit!

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