Okay, folks, the time has come. The holiday season is officially under way! Regardless if the weather isn’t mirroring our holiday themes, people are still shuffling around parking lots grabbing boxes here and food over there. People have trees and rudolf noses strapped to their cars and you can hear holiday music wherever you go. In tune with the spirit, we want to give presents to our loved ones that really say we care. Something so special about the holiday season is how everyone is so filled with love and that they want to show it by giving the perfect gift. If you love someone, you hope that they take care of themselves and one of the ways people take care of themselves is simply by giving themselves a good scrub. And that is exactly what you can help your loved one do with a lovely home made sugar scrub! It’s a fast, easy and affordable way to give show your loved ones how much you care.
There are many different sugar scrub recipes that you can easily make at home! I am going to share with you a sample of just a few sugar scrubs that could be perfect for anyone in your life that you love no matter how close. Before we get started, it is important for you to keep in mind that you will always use the same base: one cup of traditional white or brown sugar and 1/4 cup of either olive, almond or coconut oil. On to the exact recipes!
- Sweet Orange Sugar Scrub. 1 cup brown sugar, with 1/4 cup olive oil and 7 to 8 drops of orange essential oil.
- Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub. 1 cup white sugar, with 1/4 cup olive oil and 5 drops of peppermint and 4 drops of cucumber essential oils.
- Vanilla Lavender Sugar Scrub. 1 cup white sugar, with 1/4 cup olive oil, with 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Honey and Brown Sugar Sugar Scrub. 1 cup brown sugar, with 1/4 cup olive oil, with 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of honey.
As you can see, there are many different combinations of sugar scrubs that you can offer up to your family and friends that you love. Give the sweet orange sugar scrub to your zesty sister, the cucumber mint to your cool uncle or the vanilla lavender to your sweet mother. The options are endless! Plus all the ingredients are inexpensive so a little money goes a long way! Heck, why not make enough for the entire office! There are a lot of fun things you can do with your leftover essential oils too. Why not purchase an oil diffuser and then you can make your holiday party smell like peppermint or lavender. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
This holiday season why not show the people in your life how much you love them by encouraging them to take care of themselves. After all, you want to make sure the things you love are being taken care of and of course the same goes for people too. Happy holidays everyone.