Christmas will be here within a week, can you believe that? It seems the whole of December has whizzed by far too fast and now Christmas is nearly here! I'm so excited to spend relaxed time with our families and to just slow down a little. Oh, it'll be wonderful! What about Christmas excites you the most?
Boden will have a nice little Christmas break, and I'm over-the-moon-excited to have him home with us for a couple of weeks, oh the fun we'll have! With his last day of school drawing closer I figured it was high time to make a little something for his teacher, as a thank you for all her hard work. Enter the Citrus Sea Salt Hand Scrub. Yum, it smells like a delicious drink one might be served while sitting on a hot sandy beach. Plus, it leaves one's hands feeling fresh and oh-so-soft.
To make a hand scrub you'll need two basic ingredients, then you can switch it up very easily. To make one jar you'll need one cup of sea salt, and three generous tablespoons of olive oil.
Mix these two ingredients together in a measuring cup or bowl.
Now you can add that citrusy punch with the juice of any citrus fruit. I used two limes and one lemon, as well as the zest from the fruit as well. This would smell heavenly using other citrus fruits like grapefruit and oranges as well. Mix it all together.
Some variations could be adding a few drops of peppermint extract and a couple of crushed candy canes, or a few dashes of cinnamon and cloves, or a few drops of almond extract paired with vanilla would be lovely as well. Play around with it a little and I'm sure you'll find just the right combination for you.
Once it's all mixed up, just scoop the scrub into a cute little jar, add a gift tag or label and share it with a friend!
There was just enough left over for me to try it out and oh my, it felt so good, and it smelled even better! I hope you enjoy making a few last-minute hand scrubs to share with someone you love!
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