Last Christmas I tried homemade gifts for the first time. Okay, that may not be true, I have tried many times before. Last Christmas I tried homemade gifts and succeeded in creating a presentable product for the first time.
I live in Colorado where the air is beyond dry and your skin cracks if you miss a single day of lotion application. You can find homemade salt or sugar scrubs all over the internet so I thought I would try one out. The one I found was one that Logan (my four-year-old) and I could make together.
Here is what you need:
2 Cups Raw Sugar
(You can use regular but I think the raw sugar is better for a scrub)
2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
1 Tablespoon Ground Nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Ground All Spice
2 Cups of Vegetable Oil
(I used sunflower oil but any oil really is okay)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Mix all of your dry ingredients and then add the oil and vanilla. Then mix, mix, mix with a wooden spoon. (Logan was able to do this pretty well!)
For each one I put the scrub into jars that seal airtight that I found at the Dollar Store. I also added little scoops that I found at Walmart. I tied each with a little ribbon and printed a little poem on card stock to attach.
This is what the poem said:
This is a scrub that I made just for you,
Made of sugar and spices and vanilla too.
I measured very careful – my mommy helped me to see
And we put it all together to put under your Christmas tree.
There’s a little bit of cinnamon, some nutmeg, and ginger
And just a bit of oil to soften your toes and fingers.
I hope that you really like it.
I made it especially for you
To wish you ‘Merry Christmas’
And to thank you for all you do!
And then I added much smaller:
(Make sure you use the special scoop, don’t ever use wet hands.
If you put water in or forget to seal it, it may get yucky and attract some ants!
So keep it sealed real tight, so that the air stays in or out,
Give it a quick stir to use it, and you’ll never have a cause to pout.)
Do you make homemade gifts? What is your favorite gift to make?