Monday, December 28, 2015

giftmaking recipes

I've been asked how to make the sugar scrub and soak I made for Christmas gifts this year. Included are those recipes for those interested.

Peppermint Soak

Mix together 1 cup baking soda, ½ cup Epsom salt, 2 teaspoons peppermint extract, 2 drops red food coloring with a whisk. Pour onto a piece of freezer paper and let dry for ½ an hour. When ready to use, pour two tablespoons into a warm bath.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Put ½ cup of coconut oil into a bowl and soften in the microwave for 15 seconds. Mix in 1½ cups of granulated sugar, 2-3 teaspoons peppermint extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 drops of red food coloring (if desired). I mixed it with the wisk to be sure the food coloring is evenly distributed. Use as common sense would dictate. :)