How to Make a Cranberry Spice Sugar Scrub---Brighten Up Your Skin This Winter!
I’m in the last minute gift making frenzy right now! Are you? I have to admit…it’s a bit stressful. But I love making fun things for people, like this recipe for Cranberry Spice Sugar Scrub! Oh, your friends will just LOVE this scrub! It’s similar to my Pumpkin Spice Scrub, which is just wonderful!
If you are wondering what to give your friends at the last minute….wonder no more. This lovely pink cranberry spice scrub can be packaged beautifully for an attractive and useful handmade gift.
**And if you are reading this at a time other than holiday gift time, it’s still perfect for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, Easter, or any other time gift!
OR, how about having some girlfriends over and have a beauty party? This scrub would be a hit!
NOTE: If you are planning to gift this sugar scrub, be sure to include a little note for your recipient to use it within a week from it being made, as it does not contain preservatives. It’s ALL natural!
Quick Tip: Buy fresh cranberries in season and freeze some for later in the year! You can also use them to make Fermented Cranberries for a delicious summer time treat later on!
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Cranberry Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe
This scrub is perfect to use on your face, as it contains organic sugar. If you want a more detoxifying scrub that is fantastic for your entire body, you could also use sea salt.
You can read about the differences between salt and sugar scrubs here if you’d like to know which is best to use. They both have benefits, but there are pitfalls to each type of scrub that are good to know.
Benefits of Raw Cranberry for Your Skin
Cranberries contain a high level of anti-oxidants that fight those free radicals that damage your skin. They are also high in acids that help with acne and oily skin, as well as being astringent. High levels of vitamin C help brighten and tone your skin too! Here are the main benefits of using cranberry on your skin:
** Great for Oily Skin
** Combats free radicals (anti-aging)
OK—Here are the directions for how to make this lovely healthy skin sugar scrub!
You guys—-sugar and salt scrubs are SO easy to make!
Ingredients for Cranberry Spice Sugar Scrub:
*** 1/2 cup crushed cranberries
*** 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
*** 1/4 cup almond oil
*** Essential oils: I used 4 drops Ginger, 2 drops Cinnamon, and 1 drop Nutmeg
NOTE: Cinnamon is a hot essential oil, and may not be good for people with sensitive skin. Use caution if you use cinnamon on the skin. I have no problems with it, but I have heard some people may. You can also leave out the essential oils all together or substitute them with other skin loving essential oils.
Step 1) Crush up the cranberries.
You should have a yield of about 1/2 cup or a little less after crushing. I used about 3/4 cup of cranberries. I pulverized them with a mortar and pestle, but you could also use a Nutri-bullet or other blender type item.
Step 2) Combine all the ingredients.
Mix everything together well.
Step 3) Package and Enjoy!
This recipe will make about two four-ounce jars, or a tad more. You can be creative with your packaging! I love these little hermetic glass hexagon jars for cosmetic use.
The lovely color of this scrub is worth putting on display!
To Use Your Scrub:
Just scoop a generous amount into your hands and apply in a circular motion onto your skin. Rinse well. The oil will soak right in, as almond oil is very emollient. You can apply a little moisturizer over the top if you think you still need it.
Your skin will just LOVE you and THANK you!
Enjoy your bright and beautiful skin!
TIP: This scrub is fabulous for softening rough skin on your hands (or your man’s hands) too! Mr V LOVES this stuff and was very impressed when I scrubbed his hands with it. He also likes the spicy scent.
Final Thoughts on Cranberry Sugar Scrub
This is a wonderful scrub to make and gift to your good friends and family. I bet your child’s teacher will love it too! Or maybe a thoughtful neighbor? Or any other person who could really use some helpful and pretty self care.
Be sure you let your recipient know to use it right away! That’s pretty important as there are no preservatives in it. It should last about a week, especially if refrigerated.
Have you made a great sugar scrub before? I’d love to know your recipe! If you have thoughts on this, questions, or any comments at all, I’d love to answer them in the comments section!
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And if you want some GREAT books for making your own homemade skincare products, I just love these:
Jan Berry’s 101 Handmade Products for Your Skin, Hair, Home
Stephanie Tourles’ Organic Body Care Recipes
and Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair by Dina Falconi.
Hugs, Health, and Self-Reliance,
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