This homemade Mandarin Sugar Scrub Recipe is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Halos. As always, all opinions are my own.
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, it’s often tempting to go the store bought route when purchasing Christmas gifts. But unless you know exactly what someone wants there’s no guarantee that they need or will even like what you give them. I know it’s the thought that counts, but everyone wants the recipient to really enjoy their gift.
Personally, nothing is more perfect or feels more personalized than a homemade gift. It’s also these homemade gifts that are also the most memorable. My daughter’s homemade ornaments and cards are some of my favorites, but homemade goodies like soup mixes, baked goods, and photo albums are also great items to give and receive.
For one of my girlfriends that has it all, I decided to make a homemade gift using items I already had in my kitchen. One of the fruits that I always have on hand during the holiday season are Halos mandarin oranges. They’re healthy, taste amazing, and are so easy to peel making for a perfect breakfast or snack on the go. So, with just 3 simple ingredients I quickly whipped up this wonderfully effective and divine smelling homemade Mandarin Sugar Scrub!
- 1½ cups white sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil, room temperature
- 2 Halos mandarin oranges
- Squeeze Halos mandarin oranges over sugar and stir with a spoon to combine.
- Add room temperature coconut oil to the mix. By room temperature, I mean that it needs to be in the liquid form.
- Mix all ingredients together and transfer to a 12 ounce canning jar.
- You can also add ribbon, scrapbook paper cut to size, or a label to finish off your scrub.
It took less than 5 minutes from start to finish to complete the mandarin sugar scrub. I added this homemade touch to a collection of other items and create a spa gift basket. While it’s not the traditional colors of Christmas, this would be a perfect gift for that special woman in your life!
Have you tried making your own beauty products before? What’s your favorite gift to give or receive?