Christmas is a time of love, and what better way to celebrate that than with a little self-love. Now get your mind out of the gutter and think candlelight, painting your nails and a face mask. What else do you need for that dry winter skin? Right, a scrub! Take all the dead skin particles off your skin so your moisturiser actually gets to your skin… You could of course buy a fancy (and probably expensive) scrub, but it’s actually really easy to make yourself. And as a little festive twist, we’re gonna make it smell of gingerbread, so it matches the cookies you’re probably munching on your self-care love. Also, you can never go wrong with a bit of extra christmas cheer!
This is such an easy thing to make, I can’t believe I’ve never made any beauty products myself. I’ll be sure to try out some other things as well in the future…
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
All you need is:
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
4-5 drops of gingerbread fragrance
Those measurements make about two of the glasses you see in the picture. Simply mix together all of the ingredients and stir until the oil is evenly distributed. The mixture might seem very lumpy at the beginning, but it will get smoother the more you mix it. If you have super sensitive skin, you might want to check if you get along with the fragrance. And if you don’t have the fragrance at home, you could definitely add some ground cinnamon and ginger to the scrub to get that christmassy smell. Ginger is also anti-inflammatory and the smell of cinnamon stimulates the brain, so they are actually really good for you. I imagine and orange scent would also be really nice as a scrub, if you’d prefer that…
Now all that is left to do is to put the scrub into a nice jar that can be sealed airtight. The scrub should then keep for about a month. (To be honest, it’ll probably keep longer, I just wanted to be on the safe side with what I say… :P)
Make a simple gift tag out of white cardboard or stick on some chalkboard foil if you have it at home. You can obviously just print a label as well, I’ve just been really into calligraphy (Eventhough I’, not brilliant at it…)
Package your glass in a homemade Origami Box and give it to someone who deserves a little pamper session or just keep it for yourself.
I’m probably giving this to a friend who is preparing for a huge exam at the moment and is pretty stressed out about it… I’m sure there’s also a person in your life that could use a pamper session!