Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lavender-Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I absolutely love these simple sugar scrubs using Imperial Sugar. They're super easy and a lot of fun to make. Plus, you can add all natural ingredients to help make them truly one-of-a-kind. The possibilities are limitless. With Christmas right around the corner I knew these would be the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for those who deserve a little extra pampering. I used Lavender 100% Pure Undiluted Essential Oil Therapeutic Grade- 10 Ml (Lavender, 10ml) to help create a divine scrub that smells great and provides the extra benefit of relaxation.

You'll need:

Lavender Essential Oil (found here)
Grapeseed Oil (also found here )
Vanilla Extract

This recipe's portion fills three 8 oz jars. 

Combine 2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of Grapeseed oil. Add 8-10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil, and a small dash of Vanilla Extract. 

Feel free to add (or withhold) the Lavender and Vanilla to your liking. I love the scent of Lavender so I used about 10 drops. Mix all ingredients well and then fill your jars. 

Also, Grapeseed oil is the perfect moisturizer to add into any body scrub. It is odorless and mixes perfectly with sugar, or salt scrubs.

Lastly, add a fresh sprig of Lavender + a pretty ribbon and a note tied to the jar, and VOILA! You have the perfect pampering gift for your loved ones (or for yourself).

Are you making any hand-made gift for Christmas this year? If so, I'd love to hear all about them! Comment below and share your hand-made gift ideas with us. 

If you're interested in purchasing the tags, message me at arhicks0427@gmail.com. I am opening up an Etsy shop soon but can custom make gift tags of any shape, color, and print.