As much as I love shopping, I am a big fan of homemade gifts - I think it's really nice to put a little bit of effort in AND it also tends to be cheaper, which is always good!
Here's a really easy DIY - how to make a lovely coconut & vanilla sugar scrub. Mmm! (Mum & sisters, please look away now - ha!).
I used American cups to measure everything out as it seemed easier - if you don't have a set there's loads of conversion calculators online!
For one jar, you'll need the following:
- 2 cups of sugar (I mixed granulated and caster sugar)
- 4 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil (melted)
- 1/2 cup of grapeseed oil
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Food colouring
- A jar! I got mine from Ikea.
Measure out your sugar and put in a large bowl. Melt the coconut oil (I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds), then mix in the grapeseed oil and vanilla extract. Stir it all together, and add in a couple of drops of food colouring. Stir again, check that the scent is as strong as you'd like & spoon into a jar!
It's SO easy!
As I was making these as gifts, I cut out some washi tape into triangles & stuck it round the jars to look like bunting. I made some gift tags & tied them on with tiny bits of tinsel. Lovely stuff!
Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with NOW Pensions (thanks guys!). They're keen to put money saving at the forefront of people's minds this Christmas, and to think about saving money more generally - particularly when it comes to saving money for the future.