Thursday, October 17, 2013


12 Days of Christmas Crafting Revisited-Day One
by Christi R. Pugh
for Nature’s Gift

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way…Christmas is under three months away and the sights and sounds are becoming familiar once again.  At Nature’s Gift it is our favorite time of year and we are all feeling invigorated as we forge toward year’s end.
For the next 12 days, join us as we blog about some of our favorite projects, and offer unique savings on the products you’ll need to make your goodies.  Every day we’ll feature a special savings code for use in our online shoppe. 

After all, it wouldn’t be an aromatic Christmas season without sharing gift hints, recipes, and ideas for your friends and family.  We try to offer simple ideas that are friendly for everyone from beginners to experts in aromatherapy.

Today, we’ll share how to make a yummy Candy Cane Peppermint Scrub using salts, essential oil, and a carrier oil or liquid castile soap.

Candy Cane Peppermint Scrub


Mixing bowl, large spoon, bail jar, salts, essential oil, carrier oil or liquid castile soap

Add salts, 2 cups or 16 oz to mixing bowl

Add our Midwestern Peppermint essential oil, about 15-30 drops total 

Blend and mix well

A carrier oil or liquid castile soap should be added to the mixture for a more salt scrub type effect.  Just dribble in your carrier oil or liquid soap, stir, and add a bit more. The goal is a 'wet sand' texture. 

If using a carrier oil in addition to essential oils, blend the essential oil into the carrier oil before adding to mixing bowl filled with salts.

Close in a container with a very tight lid and store for a day.

If the blend seems too weak, you may add more essential oil at that time. 

Remember to add a personal label with any safety warnings or precautions, such as “Caution, tub may be slippery after use.”
Wrap a pretty red ribbon around the bail jar or make your own personalized labels (Made with love by…..) for a handmade gift sure to be a hit with your friends and family. 

If you prefer, use a different essential oil (our Russian Rose would be lovely and affordable!) bearing in mind any safety warnings for appropriate use on skin. The scrub will remove dry skin and leave you feeling invigorating.  I like using the Peppermint, especially, on feet and elbows. 

Salts and Bail Jars are available at special pricing for the next 12 days for our blog readers.  Good luck making your own special creations!
Nature's Gift Bath Salt Kit

Use the promotional code  craft1  (the number 1) at checkout, press apply, and save 20% on our PET bail jars, and all of our salts, including our make it yourself bath salt kit.  The Salts and bail jars will continue on sale through October 29.

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