Handmade gifts are often the best. And they don't always require a lot of time and effort. Sugar hand scrubs are the perfect example of that. Cute and practical, yet easy and inexpensive--- make these for some last-minute gifts and spread some cheer.
I made these as a variation of the Lemon Sugar Hand Scrubs I posted about way back when. With just a couple extra ingredients, they become a great Christmas treat!
All you need is granulated sugar, some white or clear dish liquid or hand soap, peppermint fragrance (I found mine at Hobby Lobby near soap making supplies), and some red sugar crystals.
You'll also need a few bottles or containers. I found these cute glass bottles at World Market, but they also carry some at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores...
Just like the original recipe, you mix 3 parts granulated sugar to one part hand soap. Then, add the fragrance a little at a time to be sure it's not too strong. Lastly, stir in a little red sugar for some color.
Then, just pour it in your bottles, add a little label, and it's done!
If you've never tried this before, make some for a gift or for yourself! They make a perfect hostess gift or party favor, too. They're fun to give and fun to receive.