Making a scrumptious body scrub is so easy and having one handy is especially useful during the winter when we’re all prone to dry, flaky skin. You can make one and keep it for yourself as a wonderfully festive treat, or you can make it into a creative gift.
Body scrubs are great because they remove that icky dead layer of cells, allowing for younger cells to surface. They have natural oils to help nourish and moisturise your skin, and best of all, they always leave your skin feeling silky soft.
This festive body scrub is so scrummy that you will be tempted to eat it (but you definitely shouldn’t!). You can use all of the ingredients below for a scent explosion, or pick and choose based on your preferences, but the main ingredients you need are brown sugar, sweet almond oil and a few flavours of your choice such as chocolate, orange or ginger.
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 1 cup of melted coconut oil, or sweet almond oil
- 3 teaspoons of ground ginger
- A dash of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of mixed spice
- 5 drops of sweet orange essential oil
- Optional – 30g of 100% pure cocoa powder
Grab a bowl and place the oil and the sugar in it. Stir until it’s mixed together properly.
Add the other ingredients and stir until the scrub gets to the right consistency (it should be a bit like wet sand). If the mixture feels too dry then you might want to add a bit more oil, or if it’s too runny and wet, add some more sugar.
Pour the mixture into an airtight container such as a jar. If you want to give it as a gift, decorate the jar with a ribbon and a candy cane.