The following is a collaboration with Terminix. While I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.
About a month ago, my husband and I were in a restaurant for a friend’s birthday. The restaurant had a salt scrub in their restrooms you could use and my husband loved it. He came home and made his own bowl of a scrub, using a few ingredients we had around the house (including a fresh lime – I think he could have skipped the fresh lime and used my essential oils.) I thought he was a little strange trying this, but fast forward a month and the weather is changing, leaving my hands extremely dry. I tried the scrub – and he is onto something!
The scrub is simple, and I think it would make a fantastic teacher or co-worker gift this holiday season. Make a large batch, package it in half pint jars and decorate the jar. Keep them on hand (no pun intended) for quick gifts! These would also make great hostess gifts! We are fortunate to have several friends who know how to throw a holiday party, and this would make a great gift.
1/2 cup Coconut oil
3/4 cup Sea salt
Lemon or lime essential oil
In a small bowl, mix the sea salt and coconut oil together. Once mixed, transfer half into a half pint jar. Add a few drops of essential oil. Stir. Add remaining salt and oil mixture, and add a few more drops of essential oil. Mix again.
Keep the jar at a sink or near your bathtub to use often. We keep a baby spoon that we’re no longer using with the bowl to scoop a little amount each time. I have some wooden spoons I purchased a while ago that I am planning to give when I gift the jars.
And be sure to decorate the jar before you place the scrub in them! I simply tied a ribbon around one of the jar lids, but the second one I went a little further with washi tape. (I really, really love washi!) You can find so many great holiday decorations right now that the ideas for decorating the jars are endless.
Are you planning out holiday gifts yet?