Monday, July 18, 2011

{Christmas in July} #4 - Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Today I decided to tackle a Christmas gift idea I have had in my head ever since I tried my first sugar scrub a couple of months ago.  I absolutely LOVE how soft and smooth my skin has been ever since I started using it.  I had tried salt scrubs years ago but always hated how they sting if you have any nicks, scratches, etc.  I can use the sugar scrub immediately following shaving with no problems.

Today I decided to create a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub in keeping with the holidays.  Now, I will admit that I don't really care for gingerbread and have never really made it but I like the idea and color of it. 

Here is the recipe:
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup olive oil
    1 Tablespoon fresh ginger - finely chopped
    1 teaspoon all spice
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essential oil

Stir together and place in your jar.  You can multiply this recipe as needed for the jar(s) you are using.  As long as you keep the above ratio's you should be good.

Can't wait to make more of this for my friends and family!  Merry Christmas in July 'cuz I don't think I can wait 6 months to give this one away!!!

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  1. Oooooooooo - this looks awesome!!! And I have all of the stuff to make it in my kitchen!!! You rock, Lori :)

  2. Looks great - never too early to start working on Christmas gifts! Newest follower from Tip Junkie.

  3. I know what you mean about salt scrub so am thrilled by this recipe: it's one I'm definitely going to try!

  4. I LOVE anything Gingerbread! This scrub sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing it. Stopping by from {today's creative blog}.

  5. I just made three of these for friends and relatives. I tried some and it leaves an "oily" feeling afterward. Could it be the type of olive oil I used? Other than that, it smells and feels good as you're scrubbing.

  6. Silvas - it is a bit oily as you are using pure oil. I would suggest making your scrub a bit drier by using less oil or adding more sugar. I love the oil in our dry Arizona climate but I know it feels a bit heavy in more humid weather. It is great in the winter!

  7. Hi Lori - I loved this post for your Gingerbread Sugar Scrub and I will be featuring a link to your blog tomorrow on my Notepad Features. Thank you for sharing!

  8. I made this and used baby oil, turned out fabulous! Everyone that tried it loves it and leaves your skin so soft and smelling fabulous!


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