Christmas is over, but there may still be a few people on your list that you haven’t seen yet. Maybe you are like me and you like to have a few back up gifts on hand just in case someone shows up unexpectedly. If you are an avid Go Graham Go reader you already know that I like to find great deals or make my own things (I love crafts)! When C&H Sugar contacted me about their great gift idea website and asked me to try it out I was thrilled! They have some cute ideas and who doesn’t love sugar? Besides, with the winter weather around here, we all have our fair share of dry skin.
I thought the Sugar Scrub was a great idea for a cheap, yet cute gift. Most of the materials you will probably already have on hand for this project which is a huge bonus! I adjusted this recipe a little in order to make it a bit more cost effective.
- 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal (use a blender)
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup of olive oil (calls for 1/4 cup of almond oil, but olive oil is more readily available and cheaper. It is also great for your skin)
- 1 tsp of Vanilla extract
- Small containers with lids and ribbons for decoration
Combine all ingredients using a spatula in a large bowl until well blended. Mix should have a paste like texture. If it is too dry add more oil a few drops at a time. Conversely, if it is too oily add more dry ingredients until you reach the desired consistency. Keep stored in tightly sealed jars. May need to mix before use if ingredients settle.