DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs | Thanksgiving.com

DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs

‘Tis the season for chilly temperatures, warm fires, and gathering with your loved ones. Unfortunately, it’s also the time for dry, flaky skin. Don’t let winter dryness dampen your holiday spirit! These four holiday themed sugar scrubs are a great way to indulge yourself in an at-home spa treatment and they also make adorable (not to mention affordable) personalized gifts!

These four sugar scrub recipes are inspired by holiday favorites. They are sure to please your senses and your skin! Package them in cute mini jars tied with ribbon to make pamper perfect stocking stuffers.

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Whipped Gingerbread Cookie Scrub

This holiday sugar scrub smells just like fresh baked gingerbread cookies. Warm notes of vanilla and spices blend together in this cozy sugar scrub. It might be a good idea to leave some out for Mrs. Claus.

Whipped Gingerbread Cookie Scrub
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash each of ground cloves, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Add room temperature coconut oil to a mixer or mixing bowl. Mix on low speed for 5-10 minutes until whipped consistency is achieved.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix for one more minute or until well combined.
  3. Add entire contents to an airtight container. Top with extra dash of ginger. Does not need to be refrigerated.
 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

Cozy up with this sugar scrub that is reminisce of your favorite Fall beverage. Packed with sweet pumpkin, warm spices, and freshly ground coffee to perk up your senses, it’s the perfect blend for the holidays.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub
 
Serves: About 8 ounces
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup pumpkin
  • 1 heaping cup white sugar
  • ⅛ heaping teaspoon coffee beans, freshly ground
  • Dash of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Coarsely grind coffee beans in a coffee grinder.
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, and dash of cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add coffee beans and stir once.
  4. Add entire contents to airtight jar. Store in the refrigerator.
 

Cranberry Orange Sugar Scrub

Cranberries are not only for turkey dinner. They are extremely high in Vitamin C and have antiseptic properties that are great for cleansing your skin. Notes of citrus and berries shine in this refreshing sugar scrub that is sure to leave you feeling merry and bright.

Cranberry Orange Sugar Scrub
 
Serves: About 8 ounces
Ingredients
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries, blended
  • 1-1/2 heaping cups white sugar
  • Splash of sweet almond or coconut oil
  • Orange zest from 1 orange
  • Optional: orange essential oil
Instructions
  1. Gently blend fresh cranberries in a blender.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients and add entire contents to an airtight jar. Store in the refrigerator.
 

Whipped Candy Cane Scrub

The calming aroma of peppermint is soothing and has a tingling sensation on your skin which is great for relieving sore muscles. This cooling sugar scrub will leave you feeling minty fresh and is perfect for a cozy, fireside foot massage.

Whipped Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
 
Ingredients
  • 1 heaping cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • 4-6 drops peppermint essential oil
Instructions
  1. Add room temperature coconut oil to a mixer or mixing bowl. Mix on low speed for 5-10 minutes until whipped consistency is achieved.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix for one more minute or until well combined.
  3. Add entire contents to an airtight container. Does not need to be refrigerated.