Heart-made gifts are my absolute very favorite. I have every pinch pot my boys ever made. Every ornament made out of popsicle sticks. Every picture frame made out of popsicle sticks, too, come to think of it. I live for this kind of thing. So when the holidays roll around, I like to make a little something special for friends and/or family that comes from my heart.
This year, I was inspired by a few diy crafts at the Toyota booth (yes, I’m giving them a shout out…we are a two Prius family) at Wanderlust in Austin about a month ago. They had tables where you made your own mat spray and body scrub. I also threw together some bath salt, which is ridiculously easy.
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Goodbye winter, hello spring! To celebrate this amazing time of renewal and rejuvenation, I made a homemade sugar scrub to slough off that dry winter skin. This is super easy to throw together and makes a great gift for your friends, too.
All you do is mix together sugar, oil, lemon zest and lemon essential oil. There are tons of variations you could do with this: lavender, sandalwood, orange, lime, rose, etc. I used organic sugar because that is what I had. This could be a great opportunity to get rid of that white sugar that you don’t want to use any more. For the oil, I used almond, but grapeseed, olive or even sesame would work too. When this is all mixed together, it kind of smells like Lemon Meringue Pie, which I think is pretty darn blissful.
Blissful Lemon Sugar Scrub
Makes 1 cup
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp almond oil
1 lemon, zested
6 drops lemon essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer mixture to a small container that you can keep in your shower or tub area.