DIY Homemade Holiday Body Scrubs

Making your own gifts is not only a great way to save money, but also adds a special touch to gift giving. Sugar scrubs make brilliant DIY gifts, which can be tailored in so many ways to suit individual preferences. They are so easy and fun to make and of course you can just make them for yourself to use and enjoy beautiful and glowing skin.

All of the ingredients used in the recipes below are totally natural and are a staple in many kitchen households.

Brown sugar is a great exfoliator and natural humectant that seals in moisture and gently buffs away dry and dull skin. It is also a natural source of glycolic acid, which helps to remove dead skin cells on a deeper level helping to smooth and firm the skin.

Ground coffee is another great antioxidant exfoliator that helps to stimulate blood circulation, working on tightening the skin and reducing inflammation.

Almond oil is softening, revitalizing, nourishing and skin conditioning, which helps to prevent moisture loss from the skin. It is mild enough to use for sensitive skins, however apart from almond oil, you   can also use whatever light oil suits you, such as apricot kernel, olive and sunflower oil.

Adding essential oils to a scrub is optional, however apart from great aroma, essential oils add extra therapeutic benefits to the skin. Peppermint oil is a great uplifting oil, which is useful to use during the cold winter months as it can help to ease the symptoms of colds and flues. Cinnamon essential oil has a warming and spicy aroma and provides antimicrobial properties for the body. It also helps to stimulate circulation.

For each of these scrubs, all you need to do is to mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and then pack them in pretty jars. You can always adjust the quantities of the ingredients to get the desired consistency or aroma.

These beautiful scrubs, will exfoliate and moisturize your skin at the same time while leaving your skin looking fresh and glowing.

Peppermint Mochachino Scrub

Peppermint Mochachino DIY Body Scrub

1 cup Ground Coffee

½ cup Brown Sugar

2 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder

½ cup Almond oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and then pack them in pretty jars.  

Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

Sugar Cookie Body Scrub

2/3 cups Brown Sugar

1/3 cup Ground Oats

1 tbsp Vanilla extract

½ cup Almond oil

3 drops Cinnamon essential oil (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and then pack them in pretty jars.   

Cinnamon Spice, Raw Honey & Brown Sugar Scrub

 Cinnamon Spice Brown Sugar Scrub

1 cup Brown Sugar

2 tbsp Cinnamon

1 tbsp Raw Honey

½ tsp Ground Ginger (optional)

½ cup Almond Oil

½ tbsp Grated Nutmeg

To use, in the shower, mix the contents of the jar with your fingers to evenly distribute the oils and then apply to wet skin.

Massage gently, polishing away dull skin cells. Rinse well and pat dry. Use with caution as the oils can make shower and bath surfaces slippery. These beautiful scrubs are totally natural and do not contain preservatives, so it is important to make sure that no water gets into the jar when using the scrub, as this can encourage the growth of bacteria.

Enjoy!


Daniel Thompson
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