Hi Everyone, I’m Sarah Tharpe Winchell. I’m excited to share an idea with you that I know will help make your holiday gift giving less stressful. If you are like me time seems to run out before I have everything done during the holidays and you know what that means…..Stress!!! I love to have some homemade gifts for parent volunteers, friends and family. This idea is cheap, makes a lovely gift and you can make up to twenty in a couple of hours. Best of all the receiver feels pampered!! It doesn’t get much better than that. The gift how to I’m sharing with you is sugar scrub. Sugar scrub is simple to make! Keep in mind a 2 to 1 ratio. In the examples I’m sharing with you I used 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of oil. I purchased most of my ingredients at a local dollar shop but you may have many of them in your pantry already. You need sugar: brown or white, olive oil, vanilla extract or essential oils, Vitamin E Oil, measuring cups, small containers and ribbon.
The first example uses 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. I mix each one individually in the container I’m going to give it in. I use plastic and glass it just depends on how fancy I want it to be.
You need to decide how you like your scrub. I made this with exactly a half cup of oil and it has a bit of excess oil but it is does not affect the quality of the scrub. Even though it looks yummy and smells delicious it is not for eating! Just scoop out a dollop, rub it on your hands and rinse it off. The result is wonderful soft hands.
This example was made with 1 cup of white sugar, a little less than 1/2 cup of olive oil and a couple of drops of lemon essential oils. This not only makes you smell good but makes you feel refreshed as well! All of the recipes are excellent on the counter for up to two months and longer in the refrigerator.
After you have made as much as you like you can dress up the containers for gift giving. I used curling ribbon and paper tape.
I hope this idea will help you organize your gift giving, make your holiday season a little sweeter and most of all relieve some holiday stress!
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All the best,