Hey loves, sorry I've been a little MIA recently! I feel like the holidays always get in the way of a lot PLUS the holiday shopping stress can be overwhelming. But this holiday season, you can save some money and give your loved ones something handmade that they'll be able to use and remember you each time they use it. A few days ago, I went to this DIY body scrub class hosted by CraftJam and I can honestly say it was so relaxing and so fun. I actually found the class on this app called Verlocal which is a marketplace where you can book local classes, events and services. I want to give them a shoutout for letting me experience this amazing class and of course a huge thanks to CraftJam for hosting such fun and useful DIY classes. In today's age of being glued to our phones and electronic devices, taking classes where you can actually socialize with people and use your hands to create something is so awesome and extremely therapeutic in my opinion. For that full hour that I was making my own body scrub, I forgot all about my worries and I didn't even realize how quick the hour flew by. As a kid, I use to LOVE being creative and making things, but as soon as technology started taking over I stopped using my creativity and just like everybody else, I started getting attached to my cell phone. But anyway, I think its an awesome experience to take the class and meet like-minded people. If you're not much of a social butterfly, that's also totally fine because this stuff can always be done at home with the help of google. Oh, the beauty of the internet. BUT for this body scrub, I can give you the short and simple steps plus the ingredients that you most likely have sitting in your kitchen right now.
So as shown in the above photo, what you'll need is very simple:
2. Olive oil
3. Mason jars
4. Paper towels (to clean up after the huge mess you'll make)
5. Construction paper mats (to avoid making a mess although its inevitable)
7. Essential oils (such as lavender, peppermint, lemongrass, etc)
8. A fork + spoon
9. Food coloring (optional)
So it starts to get messy real quick...DON'T JUDGE. The first step is to pour a good amount of sugar in the bowl and mix in the olive oil afterwards. You can mix in as much olive oil as you'd like because that all depends on how you want the texture of the scrub to be. Once you're done mixing it completely, you can add 3-5 drops of any essential oil you'd like. I personally love the smell of lemongrass and peppermint but you can add any scent that you enjoy. If you want the smell to be strong, you can add more than 5 drops. After that, you can add the food coloring if you want to give your scrub a nice color. I used the color red because CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! I must say, mixing in the food coloring was such a pain because you don't want to end up with an uneven color, so make you sure you take your time mixing it in really well.
So this is the final result. A little messy but definitely worth it all. This makes for the perfect Christmas present because store bought gifts are overrated. Homemade gifts are so thoughtful and so personal, I love receiving goodies like this and making them are amazing as well.
If you guys have any other DIY gift ideas that you wanna share, or any questions about this one, comment below! xx