Thursday, December 17, 2015

Vanilla Peppermint Hand Scrub

A couple of years ago, my college friends and I started the tradition of doing a Make, Bake, and Buy Secret Santa Christmas party.  There are 7 of us, so buying for everyone can get costly, and this way, everyone gets one really thoughtful gift.  I'm disappointed that I won't be at the party in person this year, but I'm excited that I still get to participate.  As you might have seen before on this blog, I love making sugar scrubs (pumpkin spice latte and honey lemon), so I thought that a wintery scrub would be the perfect addition as the "make" part of the gift.  Sorry in advance to my secret recipient, who I think reads this blog.  It will still kind of be a surprise this weekend since she doesn't know I have her!
Here's what you need for the scrub: 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and 6-8 drops of red food coloring
Mix together the ingredients in a bowl, place the scrub in mason jars (this recipe makes 4 small jars), tie them with bows, and you have a fantastic Christmas gift or party favor!
  • Do you have a favorite homemade Christmas gift?
  • Have you ever done a make, bake, and buy?

20 comments:

Carly Blogs Here said...

This looks so pretty and festive- especially with your packaging! Such a fun idea for a gift exchange.

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

that's the cutest! what a perfect gift. i love those scents so i'm sure i'd love that!

xoxo cheshire kat

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

I just bought a ton of Epsom Salt to make something like this:)

BLovedBoston said...

I can only imagine how delicious this smells!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds heavenly!

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

What a cool gift! This sounds easy to make & like a great gift! I'm sure she'll love it!
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

That would make the best gift! So pretty and probably smells so good!

Rebecca Jo said...

I love things like this - they are so nice & have that homemade touch that makes it even better!

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

I love DIY gifts like this! This is so perfect as a gift!

Carly Messmer said...

This is adorable. Great gift!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

These are too cute and look amazing! I'm especially intrigued by the fun bright color <3

Green Fashionista

Julie said...

I think I'm going to do a favorite things party in the new year, I may try this!

Jen said...

I absolutely love this, I am all about hand scrubs because I have such dry skin.

Dara @ The Southern Thing said...

I bet this smells heavenly! This would make a great gift or stocking stuffer!

Emily said...

I bet that smells amazing. I've never used a hand scrub or thought of exfoliating my hands but I'm sure it leaves them feeling super soft.

Jenn said...

I saw something like this on Pinterest and I loved the idea! I'll try and do this next year as a gift!

Macy V said...

I LOVE this idea!!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That is so cute and I bet it smells amazing!

Kristina said...

Super cute! I love the make, bake or buy idea!!! So clever! I made a ton on hand scrubs today for a bunch of the girls I work with. I made a lemon, a few peppermint, stress relief (lavender) and a few frankincense & Mryyh with some of Jack's baby shampoo. I kind of wish I had some left over for myself!!!

Jess said...

How awesome is that?! I think I could even make this scrub! I would definitely be psyched if you were my Secret Santa! :)

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