Christmas is coming up in just a few days!! I don’t know about you all but this year December has seemed to fly by for me and our family. The Christmas shopping is all done, but it’s sometimes hard to break away from shopping mode and settle into relax-and-enjoy-family-time and just focus on our Reason for Christmas! One thing I like to do the week of Christmas is choose a short (and very easy!) DIY project or two, just for myself or with the kids. It’s fun to make gifts, but sometimes this adds the stress factor of getting it all done. LOL. This DIY cinnamon and sugar scrub makes a beautiful gift, and… if it doesn’t end up getting done in time: just keep for yourself!! 🙂
This recipe calls mostly for ingredients you should have in your kitchen: sugar, cinnamon, powdered milk, coconut oil, and a small mason jar or airtight container. You may have to make a special purchase of Turbinado sugar and cinnamon oil. Turbinado sugar is the technical name for a higher moisture, pure cane brown sugar. The most common brand I have seen on the shelf is Sugar in the Raw. This is sold at most grocers including Crest and Walmart. It is not recommended to substitute Turbinado sugar in most recipes, because of the high moisture content it contains. It is also the reason to store in an air tight container…the mix will harden if exposed to air too long!
The Cinnamon oil is the other ingredient you may not have on hand. If you are familiar with Young Living oils or know someone who is, use Cinnamon Essential Oil for best results. If you haven’t tried Young Living EO’s, click here to learn more and purchase. The cinnamon lends a festive holiday scent.
This Cinnamon Sugar scrub would be a lovely addition to any gift, and if you do end up making it to gift to a friend, consider making more than one batch! You can easily double this recipe to make multiple gifts. If you prefer get creative with the jar and add a cute swatch of fabric over the top or a festive ribbon, as pictured below. The nice thing about this scrub as a gift is, it only takes a few minutes to mix together! So if you get the notion to do a DIY project this week or are looking for a last minute home-made gift idea, keep this in mind!
- 1 C sugar
- ½ C Turbinado
- 2 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 tsp powdered milk*
- 1 C coconut oil
- 5 drops of cinnamon oil
- Small mason jar w/ a lid
- Add sugar, raw sugar, cinnamon, and powdered milk in a small bowl.
- Blend all of the ingredients together; gradually add essential oil.
- Pour int the coconut oil stirring until all the mixture is covered.
- Place in air tight container and store near your bathtub.
- *The powdered milk will leave your skin soft and smooth.
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