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DIY on a Dime: Lavender Hand Scrub

Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 11, 2012 @ 11:58 am In Christmas,DIY,Gift Ideas,Great Gifts | 10 Comments

Lavender Hand Scrub comes together in minutes and for cheap, but seems like such an elegant gift.

A few weeks ago I took one of the boys to the mall, something that happens maybe once a year. I was looking for little gifts for the Girls’ Dinner Party [4] I hosted. Besides, See’s Candy is at the mall, so I had to go.

On a whim we walked into the bath and body store. The smell was overwhelming — so much so that my son got a headache in the first five minutes. He waited outside while I got the gifts quickly and hightailed it out of there.

Don’t get me wrong. I love yummy-smelling things, but to have all those scents — and chemicals — in one place, made it clear that there must be a better way.

Seeing how easy it was to mix up a Lavender Milk Bath [5], I tried my hand, literally, at making a Homemade Lavender Hand and Foot Scrub that’s great for exfoliating dry skin. It’s both sweet and salty, thanks to the sugar and salt I used as exfoliants. The “carrier” oil is sunflower, both affordable and blessed with a long shelf-life. (Other oils can go rancid quickly.)

Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and a sprinkle of lavender flowers for looks, and you’ve got an all-natural beauty product that you’ve made for just pennies. Plus, it only takes minutes to mix it up.

(You can use a different essential oil if you’d rather.)

Be sure to put a label on your jar which includes an expiration date. If you use sunflower oil, you have at least six months until it might go rancid.

[6]DIY on a Dime

This is part of the DIY on a Dime: Great Gifts series. For more easy and frugal gift ideas, check out the list. [6]

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