"It's the most wonderful time of the year and hap-happiest season of all," and yes, I couldn't agree more with Andy Williams's Christmas song. For me, Christmas is the best season of the year, where the family who lives far and near can dine, cuddle and sing in front of fireplace celebrate this joyful time together. And another thing that I like about Christmas is the decor, the parties, the food and my favorite of all are shopping for Christmas gifts for friends and family. Although the thrill of searching for the right Christmas gift is fun and exciting also, I would love to give a gift to everyone that I know or even just met, but I don't have such budget, my tiny amount of money is crying for help. The truth is, I came from a big family, my list of the family probably is longest than Santa Claus Christmas's list ( yes, I'm exaggerating ). So, to make Christmas gifts affordable, I'll do DIY present, and one of them is Candy cane sugar scrub is the perfect gift for family and friends.
Sugar scrubs are a great way to pamper yourself, add moisture and soften your dry winter skin, also smell so good. Is so easy to make, affordable and I know they will love it, too.
And, as much as I love this product, I'm willing to share with you:
2 cups white granulated sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
Red food coloring
6 drops of Peppermint essential Oil
1 tsp Shea or mango butter (melted)
3 drops Vanilla essential oil
1. Mix Sugar, coconut oil and Shea or Mango butter in the bowl.
2. Add peppermint essential oil and vanilla essential oil and mix all together.
3. Divided in to two separate bowl
4. Add food coloring to one of the bowl, little at the time, keep mixing and adding the color until the desired color is reach.
5. Layered the sugar scrub color by alternate putting the color on the jar one scoop at the time.
P.S I know some of you were concerned about food coloring will stain skin. I tried this so many times before and I can assure you that it'll wash away with water. And if you have some allergy to food coloring, I advise you to try this on a small area on your skin or just skip the food coloring you'll be fine.
Thank you so much for stopping by, for the next post it'll be more DIY for Christmas and Christmas Decor so please stay put and I'll see you on the next post!