Giving Body Scrubs and Butters as Holiday Gifts

Giving Body Scrubs and Butters as Holiday Gifts
There’s nothing like a body scrub to remove dead skin cell build up after the winter months. Why wait until after winter. You can keep your beautiful skin soft and smooth as a baby’s bottom all winter long with beautiful body scrub recipes.

Today I’m going to share a recipe by Christen Hammonds. It’s one that she suggest for winter skin care as well as holiday gift giving to friends and family. You can even invite your girl friends over and make is girl’s night out. Each one will bring a recipe and by the time they all leave, each one will have a list of pampering recipes for months to come. After all, who doesn’t want to have the luxury of a nice long bath after the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.

Here it is: Cranberry Cinnamon Scrub

You’ll need:

1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup coconut oil
4 drops cinnamon essential oil
1/2 cup sugar
4 - 4 oz jars


Use a blender to puree fresh cranberries. Come your cranberries, coconut oil, cinnamon oil and sugar in a bowl and mix well. If you find that your coconut oil has solidified, run hot water over the jar to melt it down. Add the mixture to your jars and seal. A pretty hang tag or jar label will have this scrub ready to gift to a deserving body.

Remember, you’re working with fresh fruit, so shelf life is limited to about a week. If you’re presenting this as a gift, add a note so the recipient will know to use it as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to use a drain trap in your shower to catch large pieces of cranberries.

Body Butter

Once you’ve gotten rid of all the dead skin cells, your skin is going to need a nice body butter to enhance the beauty of its glow. So while you got the girls together, why not make your body butter as well.

Here’s what you’ll need:

21/2 oz of Shea butter
1 oz coconut oil
0.7 oz of jojoba oil
0.7 oz of argan oil
20 drops of peppermint essential oil
20 drops vanilla essential oil
a double boiler
an electric mixer

To make:

Melt the Shea butter and coconut oil using the double boiler, stirring frequently. Add jojoba and organ oil after its completely melted. Be sure to remove it from the heat. Set it aside for almost two hours or until your oils is at 90 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

Add your peppermint and vanilla essential oils after the cool down. Allow to continue to site for about 2 hours. Now it’s time to whip your mixture for two to three minutes. Then put it in the fridge for 12-24 hours. Take it out of the fridge and let it sit for about two hours. Whip one more time. Your butter should have an amazingly whipped look and feel. It should stay whipped and not turn hard.

If this happens (turns hard), find yourself an unscented body butter and keep it moving until you’re ready to try your hand at making the recipe again.

Side note: Vanilla essential oil might only be available in jojoba oil. It has become increasingly hard to find 100% pure Vanilla essential oil.

That’s it for this week. As always …

Life Never Smelled So Sweet!

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