Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas DIY: Sugar Scrubs!

The holidays are upon us and if you’re like me, you’ve had your moments of being overjoyed and also moments of being overwhelmed. Like every year, I started off by declaring that my gift list would be short and only include a few children. And like every year, the list grew to include adult relatives, teachers, and friends. I decided to make gifts more meaningful and inexpensive this year by creating some of them myself. I recruited my children to help make their (numerous) teacher gifts.

I am not the most creative person in the world, so I recycled a recipe I learned from the fabulous Karen Peters at one of her blending workshops. We made candy cane scented sugar scrubs for the teachers and packaged them with a little poem that explained how to use them and also some chocolate covered peppermint sticks. We used finely ground pure cane sugar purchased from our local grocery store and added a blend of olive, grapeseed, and avocado oils. Then we scented the scrub with a couple of drops of candy cane fragrance oil. It smelled absolutely edible! The teachers loved the unique gifts and I can defintely say that they were a hit!

1 comment:

  1. I love sugar scrubs. I learned about them from my grandmother. A little less advanced though. We always took sugar with dishwashing liquid and went to town on hands and feet. After we covered them in vaseline (or oil would probably work) and slept with gloves and/or socks. You talking about soft? Whew. Good stuff. I will def be trying this. I might also use this for my blog. I'll link back to you.