I'm always in the kitchen throwing random concoctions together, and today I decided to make myself a scrub as I had ran out and forgot to purchase. I was thinking that it would be a great last minute gift idea paired with some flannels and a box of chocolates and wanted to share.
Lavender essential oil
I mixed up my coconut oil first, I used the 'Nutiva' organic extra virgin, added the juice of 1 lemon, added a spoonful of honey, and added sugar until it was the consistency I wanted. I then added a few drops of lavender essential oil to help preserve it and for a stronger scent.
You can use whatever oils you have at home, olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil will also work great too, you could use oranges instead of lemons and add cinnamon or other spices, the possibilities are basically endless.
I love home made skin care and am always slathering some kind of fruit on my face. This scrub can be used on the face, body, hands and feet. The lemon has lactic acid so perfect for renewing the surface, the sugar I used was fine granulated sugar so it's extremely gentle, it smells very citrusy and amazing and I'm sure it would be a treat to use for everyone. The coconut oil and honey adds extra moisture and feels great on the skin. I added stickers from 'Butlers' which are for jam but fit for this purpose, threw on some twine and a lollipop stick as a spatula. I always keep empty jars and this was a mini Douwe Egberts coffee jar.
Go on, get creating your own skincare, sometimes I wonder why I even buy any it's so much nicer homemade and natural.
Will you be making any DIY gifts this year?