Well then you will understand me when I say that as much as I am happy I have actually pulled it off this year, I am equally surprised that I have actually pulled it off this year!!
But seriously these sugar scrubs are not only a really lovely gift to receive, they are also all natural (no preservatives or numbers), can be all organic if you choose, and only contain two ingredients for the base - YES TWO!! - and then whatever flavours/scents you chose to personalise them.
No whiz bang appliances are needed - just a bowl and a spoon - and within the hour you will have a collection of jars looking so pretty, good enough to eat, and ready to go!
Teachers, neighbours, grandparents, the postie..... whoever you want to give a little gift to to say thanks for all you've done/been this year, this is definitely the thing to make!
I tested some of my scrubs out this morning and my skin is so soft and smooth! I loved the result so much I think the next batch may just be for our shower!!
The most difficult part of this recipe is deciding which flavour/scent combinations to choose. I have included some ideas to get you thinking below.
Enjoy the festive season Mellymaks family! And don't lose sight of whats most important throughout the busyness!!
|Homemade body sugar scrubs|
Homemade body sugar scrubs
Ingredients3 cups sugar (I used white this time but in my research the scrubs will work just as well with brown sugar)
3/4 cup oil (I used grapeseed oil, but again many oils would work well - almond, avocado, coconut, macadamia)
flavours ( In one batch I used 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean extract. In the other batch I used the juice of half a lime, the grated rind of a whole lime and a splash of peppermint extract)
- Put all ingredients into the bowl and mix well.
- Spoon into jars and seal. (This recipe filled 5 x 200ml jars - see pic above)
- Store in a cool, dry place. It will apparently keep for months!
- Citrus essential oils and a cinnamon stick
- Chai - Cinnamon, cardamon, star anise, cloves, black tea leaves
- Ground freeze-dried strawberries
- Coffee grounds and vanilla bean extract
- Raw honey and ginger powder
- Grated lemongrass and lime zest