Friday, December 9, 2011

Peppermint Sugar Scrub


A Cool Gift!  Homemade sugar scrubs are simple, thoughtful and well received gifts! All the wonderful natural ingredients in homemade sugar scrubs make this a gift you can feel good about giving without the concern of additives, colors and fake ingredients that can irritate the skin or worse. The moment you smell the cool natural peppermint oil you are energized and happy as can be. True aroma therapy!






Peppermint Facts:

 It is one of the most stimulating of all the oils, it gives you a boost when you feel tired. It reduces stress due to its refreshing and rejuvenating qualities. Research shows that peppermint oil is an effective remedy for depression, anxiety, restlessness and mental exhaustion.
On the skin, peppermint oil is used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness and also helps reduce skin redness. The menthol content gives a cooling effect and it nourishes dull skin and improves oily skin. Source


Grape Seed Oil Facts:


Grape seed oil contains linoleic acid which promotes skin nourishment and repair. It helps to tighten the skin and reduces the effect of aging process. It acts as an excellent moisturiser and protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. It is therefore used in sun screen lotions, lip balms and creams. Common skin problems such as acne and pimples can be treated effectively with the use of this natural oilSource



                                             Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe


3 cups white granulated sugar
1 cup grape seed oil
Peppermint oil {added to your liking}


In a medium bowl, add sugar and oil. Mix to combine. Check for desired consistency adding more oil and/or sugar as needed. Add in your peppermint oil and mix well. Spoon into clean, dry jar(s). Since the oil will float to the top, this will need to stirred prior to using. This can be used all over the body, but is especially good for feet and hands. Should stay fresh for about two weeks.
{ The length of time the scrub stays fresh is an approximate. It could last longer. Since you are using "fresh" ingredients without added chemicals and stabilizers to give it longer shelf life, we think 2 weeks is good Should you plan to give as a gift you will need to decide to make it closer to the gift giving day and let the recipient know the freshness duration.}



Doesn't it look so pure and good for your skin! This is a special little treat to look forward after a long day.



The greenish color of the sugar is due to the grape seed oil color. It is natural and is not offensive at all.


 We found these cute little jars the craft store in two different sizes for $1.00 each.


                           We also used a recycled jam jar with a pretty gold lid.



We used craft sticks which we stamped with a Christmas a greeting.The stick is to be used to stir the sugar scrub and scoop  some out with.





We found these really pretty labels designed by Cathe Holden for World Label. If you are not familiar with the designs of Katherine Holden you can see more of her wonderful work on her blog, Just Something I Made.To get your labels, please click on the link provided below.


Food & Gift Labels Katherine Holden



These labels are so pretty and versatile. We love that you can fill them in and print them off making the presentation look so pulled together.We simply punched a hole in the label and tied it on with red ribbon.



 Who would not love this charming, thoughtful gift! What a great hostess gift or girlfriend gift this would make. We hope you are inspired!

                                                             Praise the Lord from the heavens,
                                                             praise Him to the heights above.
                                                             Psalm 148:1

Photos/Homespun With Love
Printables/Cathe Holden
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18 comments:

  1. Very cool gift idea!

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  2. This is so well packaged! Looks like an awesome gift!

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  3. where can you buy the grape seed oil?
    sssowers@hotmail.com

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  4. wow. this is a fabulous gift idea. handmade and useful!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  5. Cute idea... found you on the Uncommon link party. I pinned you. =)
    MaryAnn

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  6. This is really a great idea. I think I'll make these!

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  7. Love it! I can't wait to try this! Thank you so much! What a great gift idea!
    Melody
    chattychics.com
    PS I'm starting a linky party called Wild Wednesday. Please come over and link up some of your projects like this one! They are great!

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  8. Love homemade scrubs. And thanks for the info abt peppermint oil and grapeseed oil, something I didn't know. Its a must for me to make, my hands never fair well in the winter cold. They look like they belong to the prehistoric age. Thanks a million and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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  9. Found you at Chatty Chics Wild Wednesday Link Party. I am making this tomorrow as I already have all the ingredients. I love peppermint but had no idea of all its benefits, thanks for the info.

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  10. Thank you so much for posting at ChattyChics.com! So amazing! Please come back again on Wednesday and post another project! You're so talented!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com

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  11. I thought you mentioned it only lasts 2 weeks. Doesn't that make it difficult to give as a gift?

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    1. You want the scrub to be as fresh as possible, especially if giving as a gift, therefore, make it as close to the gift giving date as possible and explain to maintain freshness, to use it as it may only stay fresh for up to two weeks.

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  12. Can you substitute Olive Oil for the Grapeseed Oil?

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    1. Yes, you can substitute Grapeseed Oil for Olive Oil.

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  13. Where do u buy grape seed oil?
    Peppermint oil?

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    1. Thank you Brianna for stopping by. You can buy Grapeseed Oil and Peppermint Oil from health food stores and natural food stores and check on line as well.

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  14. Hi! Just wanted to let you know I've made this 2 years in a row and my coworkers love it - thanks for posting! - Kristen

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    1. Thank you so much! We have a new one for this year! We added Vanilla Bean Oil to the recipe~

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