Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Today I want to share with you another handmade gift we are giving out this Christmas. We always buy the main teacher in each of the girls classrooms a gift card, but if we sent those to every aid and helper they love at school, we would be broke! I am a huge fan of bath and body products, but those can get quite pricey too. So, what's a mom to do? I hopped on Google and found a bunch of homemade sugar scrub recipes that would be perfect. They are very inexpensive to make and so easy the girls were able to make them all on their own. I found this Candy Cane Sugar Scrub recipe from The Idea Room. I ended up making a batch for myself and can tell you, this stuff is wonderful!  After I use it, my skin is super soft, which I can't say often in these dry winter months!


Candy Cane, Sugar Scrub, Bath and Body, DIY, Holiday


Ingredients

2 cups white granulated sugar
1/3 cup Almond Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Red Coloring (I used cherry juice to keep it all natural)

Directions

Mix the sugar and almond oil together in a bowl.
Add a few drops of peppermint oil.
Put half the mixture in a separate bowl.
In one bowl only, add a few drops of cherry juice at a time, mixing as you go until you get your desired color.
You now have one white colored sugar scrub and one pink scrub. Fill a jar with each of the scrubs, alternating colors evenly, and packing it down as you go.
Add a pretty ribbon and a label and you have a cheap, but wonderful handmade gift.

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub, holiday, Bath & Body, DIY


If you like this Candy Cane Sugar Scrub, be sure to check out the Brown Sugar Body Scrub Recipe too!

19 comments:

  1. What an amazing idea. For me, getting homemade gifts like this is so much more meaningful. It sounds easy enough to make, too, but I am already done with my shopping for this year. I am gonna bookmark this for next year, though. Something like this would even make an awesome teacher gift.

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  2. That is a wonderful gift idea, and I like the idea of cherry juice to keep it 100%.

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  3. Oh this is awesome!! I actually just ran out of a wonderful coconut sugar scrub that I bought at a salon quite a while ago so this is perfect timing. I never thought about making my own!

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    1. I've always dropped big bucks on sugar scrubs too. I never knew how easy and inexpensive they were to make at home. And they work so well too!

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  4. These sound great! I make 2 loaves of banana bread for them and bought boxes of tea for this year. Maybe next year I can try something like this.

    Isaak's in 2 preschools: That's 4 teachers.
    Mica's only has 1 teacher.

    This year I made a lot of banana bread. Then Isaak's preschool was canceled. At least banana bread freezes well.

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    1. See, those 5 teachers gift's really add up! My problem is my daughter wants to gift to the crossing guard, the lunch ladies, the librarian, ect lol.

      Banana bread is a great gift idea!

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  5. Ohhh awesome! Love this idea....so easy to make too. I really like that you chose to use cherry juice instead...so creative and natural :)

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  6. Oh what a thoughtful gift! I never thought to make scrubs on my own either!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  7. I can imagine having bath with this and if you want something refreshing you can probably add couple drop of vodka, ice cubes, get a straw and start sluuurrrping... : D ooops, okay since this one is for school kid then forget the vodka..it will still a delicious bath drink I mean bath water...

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  8. What a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing this, girl :)
    xo TJ

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  9. A student gave me one of these a few years ago, and I loved it! However, her homeroom teacher took a bite out of it by mistake. Tee hee.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  10. I can just smell how good this smells. What a great idea!! My Hubs loves sugar scrubs.

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  11. I've made sugar scrubs as gifts before but I really like the cherry juice and then alternating the colors so you have a candy cane in a jar.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  12. hi there...just visiting your blog and it's nice ....such a creative idea! never tried one before, so perhaps I can try that on Sunday :D...

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  13. This is such a great idea!! I love buying sugar scrubs for gifts, but when you are trying to stretch a budget it is almost impossible. I am going to use this and make as many as I can for gifts. Thank you so much for sharing!!
    Laurie Emerson

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  14. This is so cute and such a good idea! Sugar scrubs are so expensive, that I would prefer to make my own, and I think the kids would like doing it as well! Great write-up...thank you for sharing!

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  15. sounds amazing I bet it smells amazing too!

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