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In this issue: Get free stuff from Bramble Berry in November! Make a Swirly Sugar Scrub and get 30% off of the ingredients. New DIY nail polish kit!
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Get Ready for Givember!

During the month of November Bramble Berry is going to give our customers a huge thank-you with free gifts and exclusive tutorials, hence Givember! Watch for:
  • Weekly Email Newsletters with Exclusive Projects
  • Free Gift Sets with Purchase of $120 or more - a different kit each week!

Make this Minty Scrub

This project doesn't require any heating or melting, making it perfect for crafting with the kids or a last minute gift. Be sure to pay close attention to the last two steps to learn the technique for swirling together the two colors for that perfect candy cane motif.
Tools and Packaging:
  • Electric Stand Mixer
  • 11 Jars (4 oz)
  • 3 Frosting Bags
  • 1 Frosting Tip

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FROSTING BAG PREP: Cut the tips off of the three frosting bags with a pair of scissors. Fit the frosting tip into one of the bags. We’ll get to the other two bags soon.

ONE: Add the Sweet Almond Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Vanilla Vanilla Fragrance Oil, and Vanilla Color Stabilizer to the Foaming Bath Whip. Using a handheld or stand mixer, whip together the ingredients until the Foaming Bath Whip has about doubled in size.

TWO: Add the sugar to the mixture a little bit at a time, using a spatula to mix in with a folding motion. You want to incorporate the sugar without deflating the Foaming Bath Whip too much.

THREE: Once all of the sugar has been added, split the mixture into two (about equal) parts. Color one part using the Super Pearly White Mica. This won’t add much color (the base is already white) but will add a light shimmer to the scrub! WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) so follow your judgement with the amount. I wound up using 2 heaping mini-scoops. Stir the mica in carefully, again using the folding motion to keep the scrub as fluffy as possible.

FOUR: Color the other part of the scrub with the Liquid Non-Bleeding Cherry Colorant. Again, WYSIWYG so it’s up to you how much to add. For this vibrant pink hue I used about 10 drops of color. Remember, because the base is white you won’t ever get a true red, so don’t over color with that in mind! Also keep in mind that if you use too much color it could lather pink.

FIVE: Fill each of the two un-tipped frosting bags with the scrub, one color per bag. Set each of the bags inside the third frosting bag with the tip, and squeeze the open ends of the bags until the two inner bags’ contents are coming out of the third bag’s tip.You should be getting a single stream of two colors, one from each of the inner bags.

SIX: Line up the 4 oz jars. Starting inside the jar along the outer wall, pipe the scrub in a circular motion until you get about most of the way up the height of the jar. Aim the tip for the center and fill up the inner part of the jar. Then finish the top in any you choose; a simple dollop on the top looks great. Once you’ve filled all of the jars, twist on the caps. The outside of the jar will have a fun and unique “twist” pattern from the dual color piping!

30% Off This Project!

Everything in the Project List is 30% off when you use the coupon code:
MINTY30 
Coupon expires November 30th, 2012. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

What's New?

D.I.Y. Nail Polish Kit! Now you can create your own unique nail colors. We've put together a kit of our favorite glitters and micas for you to try out. Makes 8 bottles of polish for just $24.99
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