Weekly DIY- Yummy candy cane sugar scrub

The holidays are sneaking up on us, and I know that for me it is my favorite time to get those DIY christmas projects done! Of course there is the fact that I SAY I am going to tackle 5 or 6, and barely get one done! The busy-ness of the holidays sneaks up on us, but this is one project I really want to try!

This DIY comes courtesy of ” The Idea Room” The link to the tutorial can be found here :http://www.theidearoom.net/2012/11/peppermint-candy-cane-sugar-scrub.html

Sugar-Scrub-recipe

Sugar scrubs are great for polishing the skin, and making you smell ooey gooey good too! Also, I highly recommend making this simple gift and giving it to friends and family; handmade gifts are much more meaningful!

Here is the tutorial, or just head straight to the link above for more photos and many more great gift ideas!

Tutorial : 

took two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too).  Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily.  Then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil.

Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers.  You will need to add some color to one of the containers.  You can use a little bit of food coloring OR you can add some raspberry juice.

Make a large funnel out of a piece of paper (a small one will not allow enough room for the sugar scrub to pass through it) and add a small amount into the jar.  Press the sugar down lightly so that the sugar is even.

Then add a white layer so that they are about the same height and flatten it.  Continue back and forth with as many layers and as thick or thin a layer you would like. 

Head to the tutorial for a link to print a pretty label as well. Happy crafting!