I so love Christmas, but I am not really a huge fan of the winter:(
So…this year I am making and gifting some sugary sweet scrub. I think it’s the perfect fix for your tired, cracking winter hands. It’s affordable too, these jars are from Wal-mart, the labels are a free printable gift tag, and the ribbon is leftover from somewhere. Not only that, most of these ingredients are probably in your kitchen pantry. Make sure you give it and use it sooner rather than later, there are no preservatives…But who wouldn’t want to use this immediately?!?!
Mix about 3 parts white sugar and 1 part honey.
2 Tablespoons tea (I brewed an extra strong cup of Sleepy Time tea)
(ps-use this more quickly, since the tea won’t be good forever)
1 Teaspoon almond extract. You could also use an essential oil here instead.
The consistency: Not oily runny everywhere, like the honey won’t mix all the way in.
Not breaking apart and lumpy like there is too much sugar:)
Vanilla Almond Brown Sugar Scrub:
Mix about 3 parts brown sugar and 2 parts olive oil (or sweet almond oil)
2 packets instant oatmeal (or about 1 cup oats)
Handful of almonds
1 teaspoon almond extract or an essential oil
Mix all in a food processor, or beat a bunch with a spoon (and chop the almonds)
This consistency will be more grainy than the last recipe, but should still have a little movement in it.
You really can’t mess this up…if in doubt, use it yourself and see if your hands feel too oily afterwards.
If so, add more oats or sugar…
Peppermint Sugar Scrub:
Mix 3 parts white sugar and 1 part olive oil or sweet almond oil (look for that same consistency and add where necessary)
1 teaspoon peppermint extract or essential oil
Now spoon them into a container, dress them up with a ribbon and a sweet note.
Oh and PS, thanks to my sweet husband and his brand new camera for taking photos. Aren’t they fabulous!