Gift Idea - Olive Oil Body Scrub November 21 2014

Make a beautiful gift for someone you love!
As the weather gets colder and we turn on the heat our skin tends to get dry. This scrub is a natural body polisher that can exfoliate that dry skin and the olive oil leaves your skin smooth and glorious.
These are simple gifts but when you make them with beautiful ingredients they really show how much care about the person you are sharing them with. Takes a few seconds and the combinations are endless. I have made a Lavender and Lemon Poppy seed scrub or polisher. You can use white sugar (which shows off the beautiful colour of the oil) or a brown sugar or even salt. I prefer the finer berry sugar or brown sugar because it is more gentle on the skin.
I also use good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil here because I figure the skin is the largest organ in the body and I buy good quality skin care for my face why wouldn't I use good quality ingredients for the rest of my body.

For each jar you will need:
Lavender Olive Oil Sugar Scrub
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil - I used Mandranova Giraffa
  • 1 tbsp. lavender buds - I use food grade/culinary lavender
  • 3-6 drops of lavender essential oil (depending on how strong you like it to smell)
  • 1 small pretty jar

Lemon Poppy Seed Olive Oil Scrub

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil - I used Mandranova Giraffa
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 small pretty jar

 

 

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add to jar. Place a pretty ribbon and label on the jar and you are done!

The essential oils can be purchased from any good heath food store.

 

You can create the combinations you like.

 

 

 

Start the same way for the next jar. Mix everything together and fill a pretty jar. I buy these jars at a local Dollar store.

 

Lemon Poppy Seed

Lavender 

It smells and feels glorious.

You can take a handful just before getting into a tub or shower and gently scrub over wet skin for a few seconds to get rid of those dry legs and you can certainly spend a bit more time on rough heels. Rinse off and the beautiful olive oil soaks in an nourishes your skin with all those great anti-oxidants. Be careful in the tub or shower because the oil can make things slippery.

 When my hands are dry at any time I wet my hands, add about 1 tsp. of olive oil, rub in and dry with a paper towel. Perfect moisturizer. I actually cannot stand hand moisturizer, because I am a cook and don't want any scent or ingredients in my food but, I have no problem with using olive oil.

 

PS. If you ever spill a bit of oil never wipe it up I use for my hands!! I wouldn't think of wasting a drop!