Save tons of money on holiday gifts with these DIY scrub recipes. All the ingredients are cheap and easy to find, and all you need to do is pour them into glass jars and add a printed label and ribbon. So much easier than baking cookies!
Mint Body Scrub
Mix coconut oil, 2 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon peppermint extract and one drop of food coloring. Decorate the jars with ribbon or twine. Voila, a DIY scrub that refreshes, exfoliates and looks pretty darn cute.
Coffee Body Scrub
Mix equal parts of ground coffee and sugar. Pour olive oil, a few tablespoons of ground cinnamon, and a few drops of vanilla extract.
Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub
Pour brown sugar, light brown sugar, and white sugar into three separate bowls. Add almond oil or olive oil, and a few drops of vanilla extract. Now pour the mixture into clear jars, creating a pretty three-toned layer of DIY scrub.
Orange Lemon Salt Scrub
You can use this for hands and the whole body! Mix Epsom salt, one cup of olive oil, and fresh lemon and orange zest. The lemon helps exfoliate and brighten dark areas like the elbows, knees and armpits.
Honey Sugar Body Scrub
Warm a bottle of honey in the microwave until it has a runny consistency. Now pour into individual bowls, and add about two tablespoons of olive oil, coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Add half a cup of brown sugar. You can also add oatmeal and cinnamon.
Peppermint Foot Scrub
This invigorating DIY scrub relaxes tired legs and feet while getting rid of callouses. Mix sugar, coconut oil and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. You can even create the Ultimate Foot Repair kit: just pack a pair of holiday socks and a jar of petroleum jelly with this scrub. So cute, so useful, so cheap!
Lemon Hand Scrub
Give this DIY scrub to friends and family who love to cook! The lemon can help get rid of the smell from preparing fish, and gently exfoliates cuticles and dead skin cells. Just mix olive oil, white sugar and the zest of one small lemon.
Orange Sugar Lip Scrub
Mix sugar, vitamin E oil (you can get his from drugstores and natural health stores), coconut oil, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Put in small tins or jars.