Looking for an inexpensive Christmas gift? Look no further than these peppermint sugar scrubs! They are the perfect way to relax and unwind this holiday season!
Part of me hopes to just survive finals this year. Actually, just to survive in general. It has been a hard year and the holidays have been rough. With it being the first year that my Dad won't be with us (he died during finals week spring semester), it's tough. My husband being unemployed? Really tough. Me having to work extra during finals just to help out financially? Tough.
I'm exhausted mentally but keep pushing through. The holidays mean so much to me. I need the holidays this year. The holidays give me hope and optimism for a new year. I may not be able to bring my Dad back or forget about finals or quit working as hard as I am but I can celebrate the Christmases that I did have with him and that I continue to have with my own family. And I have faith that my Dad will be here--though not in the way that I remember. But I can still make some of his favorite vegan cinnamon rolls. I haven't shared the recipe on here yet, but they are DELICIOUS and were always my Dad's favorite to get in the mail each year.
I know that the holidays can be stressful, so this year I plan to relax and unwind a little bit. This peppermint sugar scrub is just the gift to help you unwind, relax or give as a gift to help a friend or neighbor do the same.
You will only need a few simple ingredients: Small jars, acrylic paint, essential oils, sugar and baby oil.
PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB
3 cups sugar
¼ cup unscented baby oil
¼ cup unscented body wash
Several drops peppermint essential oil
Small candy canes, ribbons, or bakers twine for decorating
1. Clean and remove all labels from baby food jars. Allow jars to dry completely before filling. Paint the lids of the jars with several coats of acrylic paint and allow to dry completely.
2. Combine the sugar, baby oil, body wash and essential oil in a bowl, stirring to combine. Scoop the scrub into the jars and top with a few crushed candy cane bits before placing the lid on top.
3. Finish by decorating the jars with ribbon and a small candy cane.
Note: You can use Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap in place of the body wash. You can find peppermint oil at your local health food store, soap making aisle of the craft store, or in the baking aisle.
Adapted From: Smart School House