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I’m getting so excited for Christmas; I can’t believe it’s only a few weeks away! In years past we haven’t been very big on giving friends and neighbors gifts for Christmas. A card and some cookies or chocolate or this Sparkling Gift Idea have been our go to for the last few years. But this year I wanted to change things up a bit. Tune in Friday for some awesome neighbor gift ideas but today we’re going to talk about gifts for the ladies in our life.
When I was thinking about things I could make or buy for gifts I wanted it to be something useful, and something the recipient could use more than once. That’s when I remembered a conversation I had with one of my friends about putting our best face forward in the New Year. Not focusing on the past but rather focusing on the now and making the best of who we are now. And what better way to put your best face forward than with beautiful, glowing skin.
Candy canes are my favorite Christmas time candies and I love the calming scent of peppermint. I combined the two in this soothing sugar scrub. It’s so easy to make and you can make a big batch to give to multiple friends.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
peppermint essential oil
red food coloring
containers (I used 1/2 pint mason jars)
Mix together sugar and coconut oil until desired consistency is reached.
Divide mix into two bowls.
Attach lid and fun tag (Click here to print tags).
My mom loves beauty products and I wanted to do something extra special for her, more than one jar of sugar scrub. So I headed to Walmart and picked up a candy cane loofa, her favorite lip gloss and some fun eye shadow. I also had to pick up a few household things and as I was getting toothpaste I saw the Phillips Sonicare Toothbrushes. I remembered when I was growing up we used to always get these in our stockings and we got really excited about them! It was way more fun to brush our teeth with these electric toothbrushes and we had less cavities when we did so it was a win-win. I decided to return the favor and picked up the Essence Toothbrush for her.
I can’t wait to see her face when she sees this gift basket under the tree (and after too when she’s had a chance to use everything in it). How do you put your best face forward in the New Year? Any beauty secrets you have would be much appreciated by this mama.
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