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Recipe | DIY Sugar Scrub

The holiday season is in full swing! With just over 3 weeks remaining until Christmas Day, we wanted to share a quick + easy DIY recipe that makes a perfect handmade gift. This all natural sugar scrub is ideal for all skin types, and can be used on the face + body. It will leave your skin feeling nourished, soft and smooth!

I must admit that I've become a bit DIY fanatic lately. Over the past few years i've made a point of crafting gifts by hand and putting my skills to good use. One year was soups, snacks and baked goods - the next was pancake and cookie recipe mixes - and now, SCRUBS! I am obsessed with sugar and coffee scrubs. They are SO easy to make, inexpensive, and an absolute delight to use!

I always recommend going through your recyclables to see if you can re-use any glass containers you've got lying around. I wash them well with soap + water, then spray with alcohol to sanitize further. Let them air dry before putting your scrub mixture inside.

DIY Sugar Scrub
1 part organic oil of choice (olive, hemp, avocado, jojoba, etc) *we used olive oil!
2 parts organic sugar of choice (cane, brown, coconut, etc) *we used cane sugar!
Dried herbs of choice *we used lavender + rose!
Essential Oils of choice *we used peppermint!

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Scoop mixture into glass containers.
Tie with a ribbon and gift to your loved ones!

Recommended herbs/essential oils based on skin type:

Normal skin: Chamomile, Rosemary, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon balm or Calendula.

Irritated skin: Chamomile, Rose

Dry skin: Chamomile, Lavender, Rose, Fennel.

Oily skin: Lavender, Chamomile, Peppermint, Geranium, or Sage.

Combination skin: Chamomile, Calendula, Lemon, Peppermint or Rosemary.

Congested skin: Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary, Lemon, or Turmeric.

I find my herbs at The Herbal Clinic + Dispensary or Herbie's Herbs.

Let us know if you try making your own DIY scrubs to give away this holiday season!
Another favourite of ours: DIY Coffee + Sugar Scrub

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