Guest post from of Stacy of No Fuss Natural
Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite homemade gifts to give because even though they are so simple to make, they still convey thoughtfulness and care.
Making sugar scrub is quick and easy — measure the ingredients, stir to combine, and you are good to go! It will probably take longer to label the jar than it will to make the scrub. Plus, sugar scrub recipes are easy to double, triple, or quadruple so you can make gifts for a lot of people in just a few minutes.
The following recipe creates a sugar scrub that smells just like the holidays. It is a treat for tired hands and feet and would be a wonderful gift on any occasion.
Recipe for Holiday Spice Sugar Scrub
This scrub has a lovely, warm scent that is reminiscent of the holiday season. It smells so good you’ll want to eat it!
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground all spice
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup oil (olive, sweet almond, or walnut oil)
Optional extra: ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
Place sugar and spices in a clean bowl.
Add oil and stir to combine.
If you would prefer a runnier consistency, add extra oil, one teaspoon at a time, until the scrub is to your liking. Just remember that the scrub needs to hold together and not slide right off your hand.
Spoon scrub into a clean jar and label.
Scrub will store for six months.
Apply scrub to damp skin using circular motions. Wash off with warm water and follow with moisturizer.
Do not use scrubs on cuts or sunburned or windburned skin. This scrub is intended for use as body scrub, not to be used on the face,
Stacy is a homeschooling mom to three kids and wife to a preacher. She has a slight obsession with all things homemade, and especially enjoys making her own skin care products. Stacy believes home is where hearts are shaped for eternity. She encourages mothers along the journey and shares lots of natural living tips at No Fuss Natural. You can also find more scrub recipes in her eBooks.
Find more DIY handmade gift ideas in our Handmade Christmas series.