My new book "Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin" is finally here!

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My new book "Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin" is finally here!

Get Your Copy!

My new book "Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin" is finally here!

Get Your Copy!

Man oh man, the holidays have really crept up on me on faster than an avocado goes bad.

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Now if you’re feeling me on this, chances are you’re also ever-so-slightly freaking out about your holiday shopping list.

Luckily, the best holiday gifts are those made by hand… and some of the best homemade holiday gifts are a breeze to whip up in a jiffy.

Body scrubs, for example.

Everyone loves a great body scrub (even if they don’t know it yet) and they could not be easier to make. Plus, they make a particularly nice treat this time of year, when our skin is parched from the dry winter air and needs a little extra TLC.

This DIY all-natural sugar scrub trio smells yummy-enough-to-eat and will make the perfect handmade holiday gift.

Each is made with just a few simple ingredients and smells absolutely divine. In addition to sloughing away dry skin, these scrubs moisturize, and so really double as both body scrub and lotion.

NOTE: The ingredients listed below make a little less than 8 oz of scrub and I used these 8 oz. quilted mason jars.

DIY candy cane sugar scrub

diy candy cane sugar scrub

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup grape seed, almond, or sunflower seed oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil (this stuff is STRONG so no need to overdo it!)

Instructions: Mix, jar, and gift!

DIY cinnamon spice sugar scrub

diy natural cinnamon spice body scrub

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup grape seed, almond, or sunflower seed oil
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions: Mix, jar, and gift!

DIY Hot Cocoa sugar scrub

diy hot cocoa sugar scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup grape seed, almond, or sunflower seed oil
  • 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions: Mix, jar, and gift!