Whipped Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

I was on Pinterest and saw this great idea for a whipped gingerbread sugar scrub. I have been making a lot of my own sugar scrubs lately and enjoy doing so. I like that I can use all natural products to make these scrubs.

When I saw this one I instantly thought what a great teacher gift for the holiday season. Since most of these ingredients are already in your pantry this is super easy to mix up.

I bet these scrubs smell amazing as well.

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EGGNOG SUGAR COOKIE BARS

I just love eggnog and as I mentioned with a few other blog posts I can’t get enough during this time of year. I am Team Love Eggnog for sure. 🙂 Some of you may not be. I hope not too many.

With Eggnog in the dough and frosting these are an awesome holiday treat for the eggnog lover in your life.

Hope that you guys enjoy these as much as we do.

Eggnog Sugar Cookies Bars

  • Servings: 24 cookie bars
  • Time: 40mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: Inside Bru Crew Life 

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
For the Eggnog Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg, eggnog, and rum extract and beat again.
  2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Slowly add it to the butter mixture until everything is mixed in. Press it into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Beat the butter until creamy. Add the rum extract, eggnog, and salt and beat again. Slowly add the powdered sugar until everything is creamy. Spread over the cooled bars. Top with sprinkles. Cut into 24 bars.

 

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

I really love making homemade body scrubs. Store bought scrubs are so nice but can get a little pricey. It is so easy to make your own at home. One of the things that I truly like about making them at home is that I can customize exactly what scents I want to make. Amazon is a great place to find many different kinds of essential oils to make homemade body scrubs. Simply search essential oils.

This great grapefruit scrub smells so good and so clean. Another big big win is that it is only 3 main ingredients. Making this one really easy. Emma over at craftinge shared this scrub. She is a 16 year old blogger who is amazing 🙂

I also love to make homemade scrubs to give away as gifts in some cute jars especially with the holiday season fast approaching. Do you like to make scrubs? Drop a comment and let us know what kind of scrubs you like to make.

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/6 cup coconut oil
  • grapefruit fragrance or essential oil
  • food coloring

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Store in airtight container

 

Note: Aren’t those tags for the top so cute. Emma also shared with us the link to print them out. You can do that here.

Snow Cone Sugar Scrub Recipe

These little Snow Cone Sugar Scrubs are just so so cute. These Snow Cone Sugar Scrubs are made with coconut oil and sugar. This is from The Gunny Sack and I always find so many great body scrubs over there.

For each color, mix together 3 tablespoons coconut oil and 2 teaspoons almond oil. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar to each.

Add a couple of drops of flavored oil for scent and a drop or two of food coloring to tint the sugar scrub. I put watermelon oil in the pink sugar scrub, lime oil in the green sugar scrub and raspberry in the blue sugar scrub.

Tilt a small jar (I used Kerr 8 oz jars Kerr Half-Pint Wide Mouth) to the side and spoon in the colored sugar scrub, one layer at a time. The coconut oil might return to a solid form, but the sugar scrub will soften in your hands or you can add a little warm water to the scrub one it is in your hands. It makes your legs and feet feel amazingly smooth! Just be careful though, because products containing oil can make the shower/tub slippery!