If you're anything like me, the last few weeks have been absolute craziness... in fact, this whole season has been insanely busy. I honestly feel like two weeks ago we were just starting to feel that fall chill in the air, and now, all of a sudden, it's two weeks until Christmas. Yikes.
With a couple of holiday parties, secret snowflake exchanges, and an awesome dinner with my best gals (#GIRLGANG), I was super stressed about what to get my fave girls. Introducing, my new favorite holiday gift EVER: DIY salt scrubs.
Every girl I know deals with dry, rough skin throughout the colder months; whether it's their elbows, heels, or hands, everyone seems to be slathering on as much moisturizer as possible, constantly. Hence why I'm super excited to be gifting this amazing DIY scrub. It was so simple to make and after giving it a little test run, I promise it will leave your skin smooth, soothed and smelling great!
I followed (more or less) this recipe from The Kitchn, but here are the ingredients I used:
- Course Sea Salt
- A bit of Pink Himilayan Sea Salt
- Lavendar Essential Oil
- Unrefined Coconut Oil
- Vitamin E Oil (about 1 tablepoon)
- Honey (about 3 tablespoons)
- A few dashes of dried mint
To be totally honest, I'm not always the best at following recipes exactly (I'm a big more of a "wing it" type of gal), but I recommend using this one as a guide, and then going by feel, smell, etc. until you get the kind fo scrub you want. I also recommend adding the vitamin E oil, as it's often used to naturally extend the shelf life of products like this. That way, your gift will last a bit longer; though honestly your friends will likely use this up pretty quickly! Tie a pretty ribbon or piece of twine on the jar and accent with a festive piece of greenery, and you're ready for gifting!
Would love to learn about any go-to DIY gifts you love to give friends and family- Let's hear it in the comments!