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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Homemade Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas!!

I love gifts that are hand made and unique.  I am going to start posting some holiday gifts that are fun and healthy! Today, I am going to show you a quick and easy idea!

Homemade Hand or Body Sugar Scrub

Homemade Hand or Body Scrub
Raw Pure Cane Sugar
Carrier Oil Of Your Choice ( Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Apricot seed oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Light Olive oil)
Essential Oil of Your Choice (Patchouli, orange, tangerine, lavender, eucalyptus, ect)
Mason Jars or glass containers

This is the recipe I used for mine..I named it "Peaceful" because the combination of the oils I used are supposed to give you a feeling of peace and relieve anxiety.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup or more of grapeseed oil
5 drops of orange or tangerine essential oil
2 drops of patchouli essential oil
3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a mason jar and made need to add more oil based on the consistency you would like. The sugar does absorb some of the oil.

Tips: Regular white sugar is not good, it is not course enough.  You can find most of the carrier oils at the grocery store where the oil is. I chose grapeseed oil because I already had it and it smells good with the combo of oils I am using.  Essential Oils are sold at most health food stores. I got these at Mac's Medicine Mart locally on East Center Street in Kingsport.  For some good combinations of oils together, look at the booklets they have where the oil is sold.  They have lots of great tips in them. 

More homemade healthy holiday gifts to come!!!

My ingredients

Pure cane sugar..I used organic

Adding grapeseed oil

Stir it to get the right consistency for you

Add essential oil of choice

Mix well

This will have a cute little bow before it is given away!!