DIY Christmas Gifts: Easy Peasy Lemon Sugar Scrub

November 24, 2012

Since I've done nothing by way of Christmas preparation yet I thought I'd share one of my favorite and most popular Christmas gift craft posts from last year -- my Easy Peasy DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub.

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub label Merry Christmas tag

Okay, so I've given you a hint or two about some homemade Christmas gifts I was working on (with the kids) to send to family and friends. I'm finally getting around to sharing the details of one of them. With Christmas rapidly approaching (and just coming off an awful 24-hour bug, on the heels of my son's 36-hour bug) I'll be somewhat sparse with the details, but feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe


2 1/2 c. sugar

1 c. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 oz. bottle scented essential oil (I used Lemon Verbena)

Half-pint Ball jars (or any jars of your choosing)

This recipe ended up filling 6 half-pint jars. You can use more sugar and olive oil for more jars, mixing as you need to. Also, feel free to add more olive oil if the mixture seems too, well, scrubby. 

Just mix the sugar and the olive oil, adding about 2/3 of the bottle of Lemon Verbena oil. You really want it to smell good! Lemon is one of my all-time favorite bath product fragrances.  

blue egg shaped bowl lemon sugar scrub

Here it is mid-mix. It'll look better in the jars, promise!

Ball half-pint jars

I used these darling jars I picked up at Wal-Mart.

plastic ice cream spoons

And you want to include some type of spoon or scoop. Here's what I used. Can you guess where they're from? Dollar Tree to the rescue once again.

blue green pink ice cream serving bowls

The spoons came with these cute ice cream serving bowls.  Three bowl/spoon sets for $1.00.  Mr. CBD drilled some holes in the spoon handles and I tied them around the outside of the package with jute.

Ball jar half pint jar Merry Christmas gift tag lemon sugar scrub label

And here they are wrapped for giving. I rubber stamped "Lemon Hand Scrub" on premade tags.

silver tray jars of DIY lemon sugar scrub plastic spoons

I got the Merry Christmas label download from eighteen25. (If they look familiar it's because I used the exact same ones for my homemade snow globe soaps last Christmas!) First I printed, then cut them out and glued them onto cardstock. And for a little glitz I brushed them with Mod Podge and a sprinkling of glitter.  

And today they went out in the mail. I just love getting packages at Christmas, don't you?

Well, that's it until next time, friends!
 I hope you enjoyed reading about my
  Easy Peasy Lemon Sugar Scrub
 and that I've inspired you in some way. 
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DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub label Merry Christmas tag

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Roxanne Reinhart said...

How cute! And I bet it smells divine!! Love your choice of packaging.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your family and friends will love receiving it also. Pretty packaging! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
My daughter made the scrub last year for gifts and used the same type of jar. :) I don't remember what kind of oil she used.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Oh love your gift ideas.I need to get crackin.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Kathy, A great idea! The packaging is so cute too! Are you always so early getting your presents in the mail? I'm still stuck in autumn and Thanksgiving here. I need a little rest before I tackle some Christmas ;-). Take care my friend. Love, Penny

chateau chic said...

Great idea, and your packaging is so cute!
Mary Alice

Heart Vintage Design said...

What a great gift! I pinned it to Pinterest and am going to share it with my sister : )

momto8 said...

that is a thoughtful gift!

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