Thursday, March 29, 2012

Put on your shiny

For last night's mutual activity, the Beehives wanted to have a mini "spa night" and pamper themselves. It ended up being really fun, easy, and we were even able to tie it back to a talk given recently by YW General President, Elaine S. Dalton.

Sister Dalton talked about how when her daughter was very little, she used to watch her mother getting ready for church and mirror her movements. Sister Dalton had a special, thick face cream intended to prevent wrinkles (and jokes that "it didn't work") and her daughter, who called it "shiny" wanted some too. Together, they would put on their shiny and be ready to go. Sister Dalton's talk is about what really makes us beautiful, and the things we can do to put on that shiny.

I whipped up a little handout with a quote from the talk (feel free to download and use for your class!) and we discussed the concept of "putting on your shiny" while we made sugar scrubs and painted nails. It's a quick and easy activity that doesn't take a lot of prep work or expense, so I'd recommend it if you need a last minute idea.

Homemade Sugar Scrub
What you need:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil (or almond oil, if you want less smell)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon honey
You can also add Vitamin E or essential oils if you want other benefits/scents.
Some sort of container (we used mason jars)

Put in the brown sugar first. Fill the container pretty full because once you add the oil, it cuts down size considerably.

Add the olive oil slowly (we did 1/8 cup at a time) and allow it to trickle down before pouring in more. Mix between additions so that all the brown sugar is soaked and it doesn't just sit on top. 

After it's thoroughly mixed, add in the vanilla and honey and mix well.

Then go paint your nails :) 

[They painted mine gold.... if you're wondering....]

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, I think I'll be using this for our next activity:)