Sugar scrubs are great year round, but they’re even more necessary in the winter as our skin tends to be drier in response to the drier air. Giving a sugar scrub with a little festive kick, makes them even more enjoyable! This Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe uses red jojoba wax beads for a visual candy cane swirl effect and calls for a deliciously skin loving shealoe butter combination.
Looking for other sugar scrub recipe ideas? Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen lists all of the natural homemade sugar scrub recipes I’ve provided recipes for.
For something a little easier with less mess, you may also want to consider making and giving Candy Cane Bath Salts.
Handmade soaps are a joy to make and to use. Plus, they fit perfectly into a Christmas stocking every time! If you’ve never made handmade cold process soaps before, then keep in mind that they are not something you can make last minute. It takes several hours to make a batch of soap, but then they do require 3-4 weeks to cure before wrapping and labeling. The color combinationsand scent possibilities are endless, however. Bulk oils and other soapmaking ingredients can also be found at Mountain Rose Herbs. You can find a great tutorial and recipes for making your own handmade cold process soaps at Soap Deli News. If you’re crunched for time, try opting for melt and pour soap or handmilled soaps instead.
If you like the idea of making soaps but are leaning toward something a little less traditional or perhaps something really special for the kids, I just love this tutorial for making Snow Globe Soaps from Alphamom. These super cute soaps can be crafted in an afternoon and are sure to attract a lot of positive attention – especially in the bathroom where you want them to be used! These handmade soaps are made using the melt and pour soapmaking method so anyone – even beginner’s! – can follow Alphamom’s diy photo tutorial for making these soaps and produce a successful end product. You can find melt and pour soap base at From Nature with Love. Another fun melt and pour soap project you may want to try is for making Christmas Ivy Soap.
Another fun idea for bath and beauty stocking stuffers are bath bombs or bath fizzies! They are small and compact and can be fit into Christmas themed molds to represent the season. Soapy Hollow provides an excellent tutorial for making bath bombs with photos of the process. You can then wrap these in cellophane and festive ribbon. I also like the recipe for making DIY Cappuccino Bath Bombs over at The Christmas Fairy. Plus here are a few other bath bomb recipes you may want to get your hands onto – DIY Handmade Cupcake Bath Bomb Recipe and Tutorial and Handmade Bath Bomb Recipes.
For that special girl in your life, I can’t get enough of this idea for crafting your own solid perfume pocket watch locket! I think it’s so romantic, plus it serves a dual purpose of being able to be born as jewelry and as being able to scent one throughout the day at leisure. The full tutorial for this diy project can be found at Design*Sponge. For more ideas on how to make perfumes, check out this blog post – Perfume Making DIY Tutorial.
You can also look for more bath and body recipes and product ideas on my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest.
Do you craft spa goodies for Christmas gifts? If so, what are your favorite and bath and body products to create?