It was one of those gifts that I really enjoyed making, and the feedback from the ladies was so positive that I knew I wanted to experiment with more scrubs this year. Back in October I began the process by making some essential oil from the rosemary growing in my garden.
Every two weeks or so I switched out the old rosemary and added new to the oil until it had a rich, strong scent of the wonderful herb and was ready to use. After a lot of research on line looking at recipes, and finding out that basically anything goes, I made 4 scrubs using some very simple ingredients. The first was a Lemon Rosemary Salt Scrub using the essential oil I had made. After mixing the ingredients, I packed it into some really cute jars for giving. The orange/yellow bits you see are pieces of dried lemon peel.
|Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Lemon Juice, Dried Lemon Peel, Fresh Rosemary, Rosemary Essential Oil|
|Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Vanilla, Grapeseed Oil|
|Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Peppermint Extract, Vanilla Extract Rice Flour, Red Food Coloring|
|Oatmeal, Steel Cut Oats, Dried Orange Peel, Almond Extract, White Sugar, Grape Seed Oil|
So much fun to make. I really don't know why I don't make scrubs more often. If you have never tried one you should. Now back to more gift making. Just 2 more to go and I'll be ready to put my feet up and enjoy my Christmas Break. But if you are wondering what my coworker gift was this year, just think back to all that jam and jelly canning I did this past summer.
|Cherry Amaretto, Apple Raisin, Blueberry Apple, Carrot Cake, Vanilla Pear, Jalapeno Jelly|