This year we are having a hand-made Christmas.
This idea came around for a few reasons.
- Love. Every gift I make I really have to think about what this person is going to WANT and USE.
- To support our economy. What is more local than buying these goods locally and making things into something great to share?
- Finances. Let’s be honest, people spend way too much on Christmas presents. We like to keep it simple, focused on others and save our money for when we need it.
This sugar scrub is beautiful. It smells divine with the boost of energy you will need for those long cold winter days.
The sugar is exfoliating and encourages growth of new skin cells and actually helps the skin look younger.
The honey helps hydrate the skin and seals the moisture into the skin instead of letting it escape out the pores.
The olive oil is high in vitamin E, a key nutrient for skin. It will help your skin look and feel more supple and help moisturize and nourish dry winter skin.
Peppermint and Wild Orange Essential Oils are invigorating. Peppermint encourages blood flow and gets the body moving. They are both uplifting and help lighten the mood and bring joy to the dark winter days.
Sugar Honey Scrub
- 2 C Organic Cane Sugar
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
- 5-10 drops each (personal preference) Peppermint and Wild Orange Essential Oil
Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. It will be a clumpy grainy consistency. If it is runny add a little more sugar by the tablespoon until you have the right consistency.
Place in a jar. I like small jam sized mason jars. Decorate as you choose.
It is that simple!
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What homemade gifts are you making this year?
Amanda is the mother of two wonderful little ones, a wife, and owner of the Natural Living Mamma blog. She is passionate about non-toxic, eco-friendly, back to basic, natural living and loves to share her journey with others.
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