Holiday Gift Ideas – DIY Homemade Scrubs
Below are easy DIY holiday gifts that will please and delight any recipient. In addition, they are eco-friendly.
1) Rejuvenating Body Scrub
3-4 drops of Peppermint Oil
5 tablespoons of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon carrier oil such as almond or grapeseed.
Mix the peppermint oil and sea salt together. Add the carrier oil and then add enough water to moisten the mixture.
2) Relaxing Lavender Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup of jojoba oil
3/4 cup of white cane sugar
1 teaspoon Vitamin E
1/4 cup almond oil
6 drops of lavender essential oil
Directions: Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix until combined, and then pour into desired container.
3) Candy Cane Bath Salts
3 cups of Epsom salts or sea salts
3 Teaspoons of Sweet Almond Oil
9 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
1 drop of red food coloring (more if you like)
1 drop of green food coloring
Get three bowls, in each of the bowls add 1 cup of salts, 1 teaspoon almond oil, 3 teaspoons of peppermint essential oil. Add 1 drop of each of the food coloring to two of bowls. You will end up with a bowl of red, green and white. Let sit a few hours.
To create the candy cane effect layer layers of each color, a layer of red, a layer of green, a layer of white, over and over until you fill the jar.
Decorate the jar with red and green ribbon, candy cane gift tags or several small candy canes.
4) Euphoric Fizzy Bath Salts
Sea Salt--3 tbsp
Baking Soda--3 tbsp
Citric Acid--1 tbsp
Essential Oils--8 drops
Choose 3 or 4 oils from these essential oils: Champaca absolute, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine absolute, Linden absolute, Myrrh, patchouli, Rose, and Ylang Ylang. Add sea salt, baking soda, citric acid and oils to jar. Gently shake to mix ingredients. Add to tub of running water.