At Christmas time, I was searching for a few easy homemade gifts that I could put together for my sisters. I have a big family, and holidays can get expensive fast! Now, I have two toddlers and work full time, so let me repeat that I was looking for something easy!! I was browsing Pinterest for DIY gifts and came across the idea of a sugar scrub. It is super easy and quick to make, and chances are you’ll have most of the items needed right in your pantry!
DIY Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub
Ingredients & Materials:
1 16oz jar (I used these)
2 cups brown sugar
1/4-1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pack the brown sugar into the jar and then slowly pour olive oil in a tablespoon at a time until it has reached about halfway down the jar, letting each tablespoon seep in before putting in the next. Once the olive oil has reached halfway down the jar, add vanilla extract. Orange extract would also be nice with the brown sugar – in fact, you could switch it up for any extract that you like.
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Now my gifts were totally last minute, but had I planned a bit more, I would have given them with cute little spoons for scooping. I tied a pretty ribbon around the jar and wrote on the lid with a Sharpie.
I’ve since found these great labels – they are stickers that will fit perfectly on the lid of these jars. I thought you might be interested in this little template I’ve created… just click the image to download the file. Or go click here to download a blank template.
To make this gift even more special, you could create a little DIY gift basket with some inexpensive items from a dollar store… bath salts or beads (that’s my next DIY bath project!), a scented candle, bath gloves, etc.
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