I plan on saving my sanity by making some DIY Christmas gifts this year! There is nothing like receiving a thoughtful homemade gift that is all wrapped up with a pretty little bow to be heartwarming and special.
One extremely easy but decadent way to treat your loved ones with a DIY gift is a homemade sugar scrub.
I used to buy my sugar scrub from the bath and body aisle, but unfortunately most of those store-bought products can come with an unnecessarily long list of chemical ingredients. That doesn’t have to be the case, though. Here is all you really need for a good sugar scrub with an invigorating scent:
Sugar (white or brown)
Unscented oil such as sweet almond or grapeseed
Peppermint essential oil
Wide mouth jars (I used half pint Ball jars. If you don’t want to use glass in your bathroom, you could reuse a plastic coconut oil container)
The directions are simple. Begin by adding oil to the sugar in about 1/4 cup increments, stirring after each 1/4 cup. Add more oil if the sugar is dry.
Continue adding oil and stirring together until the mixture becomes the consistency of good sand-castle building sand. You should be able to mold it with your fingers.
Add a few dashes of essential oil, then stir more.
Spoon into half pint jars, pushing the sugar into all the corners well.
Once you have all the sugar packed in the jar, add another tablespoon or so of oil on top to keep it from drying out.
Tie a pretty red bow around your gift and decorate the lid with a cute candy cane heart to give the recipient a little foreshadowing of what scent is awaiting them inside.
Easy. Beautiful. Thoughtful.
I love DIYing gifts.
If you need more DIY gift ideas, check out these pretty little package-ables that you can make with your own two hands.
Those should keep you busy for a while, right?
If you are not the DIY type, but still decide to boycott the big boxes this year, remember that tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. Supporting your favorite local brick and mortar while marking items off your Christmas shopping list benefits everyone.
For more great Christmas shopping ideas, be sure to check out our Christmas Gift Guide Giveaways which will be running every night until December 15th here on the blog along with many exciting giveaways!
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