I stumbled upon this idea on a favorite blog that I follow: Bake at 350. I had been looking for a nice gift idea that I could give to some of the women in my life for Christmas, but didn't know what! I wanted it to be something special, something unique and something they could enjoy. I had received an update on my Google Reader that Bake at 350 had a new post, "Sugar can make you pretty...Works For Me Wednesday." Apparently, her obsession with C&H Sugar helped her stumble upon the idea of making a body scrub and with all things: brown sugar!!!. I have to admit that I probably would've never would've thought of giving something like this had I not seen the cute little packaging she used to store it in.
Once again, that little light bulb went off in my head and I realized that this could be special, unique and enjoyable all at the same time! Special: because it's a homemade gift from the heart. Unique: because it's made from brown sugar. Enjoyable: because it feels oh, so good on your skin! I decided at that point, this would be a great Christmas gift and even a good birthday gift for friends throughout the year! I immediately started thinking about the cute packaging I could use to send these in and decided on mason jars with festive scrapbooking paper and fun ribbon that was already at my dispense! While Christmas is not here yet, I can tell you that I sent one to my Mom for her birthday and she absolutely LOVED it!
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
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1 cup Brown Sugar (light or dark)
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Almond Oil
2 Tsp. groundCinnamon
2 Tsp. ground Ginger
2 Tsp. groundNutmeg
2-16oz Glass Containers (with lids)
In a medium size bowl, mix together the sugars, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg (making sure you get out all of the lumps). Add in the almond oil and mix well. Spoon into containers and place lid on, ensuring it's tightly secured.
Decorate to your liking and include directions: Scoop 1-2 Tsp. onto body and gently massage into skin. Leave on skin for 3-4 minutes and then rinse off with water. Skin will become smooth and tight.
Source: Adapted from C&H Sugar