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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas - DIY: Festive Body Scrub

{Day Seven}

I can't believe we are more than half way through this little series, not many sleeps to go now!

As wonderful and magical as Christmas can be, it is also quite possibly the most expensive time of year for most of us. This is where home made gifts can be very helpful! If you haven't finished your shopping and you are on a tight budget or, if you are just looking for thoughtful little extras to hand out this DIY is perfect! I can't take all the credit as I borrowed the idea last year from a friend of mine who had made something similar but I changed it up a little to use what I had lying around. 

Everything for this scrub I found in my kitchen so if you don't have all of the ingredients why not just improvise? The original had no cocoa or cinnamon but I thought as I had them and as it is Christmas...why not!

1/2 a cup of caster sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 a cup of rock salt
2 tbsp of ground cinnamon
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
3 tbsp of olive oil

The instructions for making this scrub couldn't be simpler - place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until completely combined. Then all you have to do is put it in a container you like. I used a storage jar and tied a white ribbon around it, then finished with a little gift tag. 

Because I used olive oil, in the jar the scrub smells more of that than anything else however, when you use it and then rinse it off it leaves you smelling of chocolate and cinnamon. Perfect for Christmas! You could of course use any other oil you like if you don't enjoy the olive oil scent. 

Are you making gifts for anyone this year? 

6 Sleeps Till Christmas!



  1. love love love! i can imagine how amazing this will smell in the shower :) great gift idea!! and i love the jar you've stored it in

    rachel x

    1. Thanks Rachel :)
      It does smell really good, the olive oil smell completely goes and leave you smelling of Christmas hehe. I think it looks quite nice in the bathroom too! xx

  2. What a lovely scrub! I can only imagine the smell after using it! Yummy...hehe


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