Ooo, two posts in one day. What is the world coming to! I did get a lot done today. Three loads of laundry, shopping, hanging solar lights on an outdoor tree, gift wrapping and even a bit of lounging on the couch ;-)
I haven't gotten my baking done yet- but there is still time.
I decided to tackle the gifts for my coworkers this afternoon. Homemade sugar scrub. If you've never tried sugar scrub it is a wonderful thing. I found this recipe a few weeks ago and made some for us. Mmm, heavenly....
I'll share the recipe with you. It is quick, easy and makes a great gift.
A half pint of bath time heaven.
The important stuff.
Ingredients- for each jar:
1/2 cup Raw sugar crystals- there are several brands available, just make sure they are not too fine- you want the chunky ones.
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1 Vitamin E capsule
Essential oil for fragrance- I used lavender and vanilla, combined
1 wide mouthed half pint jar with a lid (you can double the recipe and use a pint jar- I had half pints)
Put the sugar in the jar.
CAREFULLY add the oil.
You will need to stir it a bit to get out the air bubbles or it will overflow.
Puncture the Vitamin E capsule and squeeze out the contents into the jar.
Add a few drops of essential oil
to your preference of scent.
Stir again gently to mix.
I was going to use raffia for the bows but I couldn't find it. V has moved my wrapping stuff so many times last summer that it has gotten separated. I'll keep looking.
Each of my coworkers will get a jar of this, a bar of homemade soap and maybe a chocolate or two.
To use the sugar scrub, you scoop out a teaspoon or two with your fingers and rub it on wet skin in a circular motion. Let it sit for a bit and rinse thoroughly.
A WORD OF WARNING!! The sugar scrub will make your tub or shower VERY slippery. I always make sure to wash the tub out with soap when I'm finished so the next person in doesn't slip and break their neck.