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DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs Make the Sweetest Gifts

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I love making Christmas gifts and I love body scrubs, so this year I decided to combine my loves by making DIY holiday sugar scrubs to give away as gifts. Sugar scrubs are super easy to make; and, unlike salt scrubs, sugar scrubs are safe to use your on your entire body, including your face. 

After much contemplation (seriously, this was hard!), I decided make peppermint, cranberry and gingerbread flavors for my scrubs and gift them as a set. Each takes just minutes to make with just a few ingredients (no more than 4!) available at any grocery store. Best of all? Glass jars, ribbon, and labels from your local crafts store add a really nice touch to packaging your holiday sugar scrubs. 

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Peppermint Sugar Scrub

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted organic unrefined coconut oil
  • Peppermint essential oil (15-20 drops)
  • Red food coloring (4 drops)

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DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and coconut oil. Add peppermint oil and mix well.

2. Evenly distribute the mixture into three smaller bowls.

3. Add 1 drop of food coloring to the first bowl. Mix well. If needed, add an additional drop, but be careful not to add too much. What you're really going for is just a hint of red.

4. Spoon this mixture into an airtight container to make your first red layer.

5. Next, spoon the mixture from the second bowl into the container make the middle (white) layer.

6. Repeat Step 3 in the third bowl. When finished, spoon the red mixture into the jar to make the top layer. Be sure to leave room at the top if using a cork stopper as shown.

*Note: Should be used within 6 months.

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Cranberry Sugar Scrub 

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pureed fresh organic cranberries
  • Lime essential oil (10-15 drops, optional)

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 DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and coconut oil. Set aside.

2. Puree cranberries in blender or food processor.

3. Add cranberries and lime essential oil (optional) to sugar/coconut oil mixture. Mix well. 

4. Spoon the mixture into into airtight container. Be sure to leave room at the top if using a cork stopper as shown. Refrigerate immediately.

Note: Fresh cranberry sugar scrub will last up to two weeks refrigerated--be sure to mention this to your gift recipients or write it on your gift tags!

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Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup organic light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons gingerbread spice

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DIRECTIONS:

1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and coconut oil. 

2. Add vanilla extract and gingerbread spice. Mix well.

3.  Spoon the mixture into into airtight container. Be sure to leave room at the top if using a cork stopper as shown.

*Note: Should be used within 6 months.

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What other festive holiday sugar scrub flavors would you add to this list? Leave your ideas in the comments section below!

 

 

Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

When I'm not busy taking orders from my toddler boss, I'm contributing to MarthaStewart.com or in the kitchen whipping up delicious baby + toddler gourmet creations in my BambiniWare Apronini.

Get my FREE book on How to Make the Best Food for Your Baby here!

I live in the Washington, DC area with my husband and daughter. Follow our adventures on Instagram via @BambiniWare!



 

 

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