Christmas is coming, you guys. You know what that means, don’t you?
Yes, cookies galore. But that’s not what I’m talking about.
Presents! Oh, crap. So many presents to buy.
Wait a second, I’m too broke to buy presents except for my daughter, niece and nephew. I try to do what I can for them. My mom and aunt also get a little something.
But as for the adults, they are just happy enough to have me get drunk on wine and sing carols for them.
This year though, I have found a way to actually make the females in my life real gifts with my own two little hands.
What woman doesn’t enjoy slathering goop on their face? I know I do.
So I had a super idea (it happens sometimes) to make some kind of facial scrub.
There are so many recipes out there for sugar scrubs it truly boggles the mind. I found one that is the most affordable to make from saltlicklessons.com.
Vanilla Sugar Scrub
What you’ll need:
Sugar (Obviously. You can also use brown sugar as well. Yum. )
Coconut oil or aloe vera gel (the cheapest of the two)
Real vanilla extract
A mason jar with lid
- Combine the coconut oil or aloe vera and one cup of the sugar in a bowl. Mix until creamy.
- Add the vanilla extract while continuing to stir. This is when you would add coloring too if you wanted to get fancy.
- Add the remaining sugar until the formula reaches the desired consistency.
- Put in a mason jar and decorate as desired.
I plan on using some ribbons and whatnot to decorate mine.
You might be tempted to eat it but I don’t think that aloe vera gel tastes good.
You can mix this up by using any sort of essential oil or extract that you’d like. I just happen to have some real vanilla extract in my kitchen.
Do you have any homemade budget friendly Christmas gift ideas? Let us know in the comments!