Late last week, my sisters and I finalized our gift giving plans for Christmas. It’s in this spirit that I’m bringing easy gift ideas to the blog all week long. Our theme is “the gift that keeps on giving” and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. I’m so excited that the temperatures in Florida have started dropping. I don’t know how long it will last but I love it! On chilly nights, I like to take long hot baths and read holiday magazines. If you have someone in your family that loves to soak in the tub, this gift will be perfect for them. Bonus, you can make it right in your own kitchen! These are the ingredients you’ll need for this Lemon Balm and Rosemary Sugar Scrub:
2 cups of white sugar
large bunch of lemon balm and rosemary
½ cup of coconut oil
In a medium sized mixing bowl, measure out two cups of sugar. If you don’t have white sugar on hand you can also use Epsom salts, sea salt or brown sugar.
Next add ½ cup of coconut oil and mix well. If you don’t have coconut oil, you can also use olive oil. When you’re finished the sugar and oil mixture will look like this.
All of these herbs came from my herb garden! Is that exciting or what? Now take the herb leaves off of the stems and place them into a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor you can chop the leaves and then use a mortar and pestle to muddle the herbs.
When you’re finished the herbs will look like this.
Finally mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Take a clean canning jar and scoop the lemon balm and rosemary sugar scrub mix into the jar. Make sure the lid fits tightly.
If you’re giving this as a gift make sure to include a homemade gift tag and a personalized message.
Since oil tends to settle at the bottom of the jar you may have to shake it a bit to mix it up again. Use common sense and take necessary precautions, as scrub may become slippery after use. Over time the fragrance from the herbs will intensify. Store in cool, dry place. This scrub will keep approximately two months. But if you love this scrub as must as I do, I think you’ll probably run out before then.
For other gift giving ideas you can make right in your own kitchen check out these posts:
Quick Amish Friendship Bread (No Starter Required)
Many blessings for a gift filled day,