Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Looking for a last minute gift?

I know everyone is scrambling to get everything done before Christmas and sometimes at the last minute you realize that you don't have a gift for someone.  How could you forget?  Well it does happen, but relax, I have a quick and simple solution - homemade sugar body scrub.   It's easy to make and smells and feels great!

The recipe calls for:  2 cups white granulated sugar, 1/4 cup coconut oil, an essential oil (I used lemon) and food colouring of your choice (I couldn't find yellow, so I chose green).

Mix the sugar and coconut oil until well mixed (like pictured below), then add a few drops of the essential oil & mix.    Separate the sugar/coconut oil mixture in two separate bowls, and in one of the bowls, add a few drops of food colouring & mix (it doesn't take too many drops to colour it). 

In an attractive container, alternate layers of the coloured and non-coloured mixture, and voila, you're done!   Now you can gift it as-is, or wrap it up.  You might even want to keep some for yourself :)

Citrus Sugar Scrub - Finished Product