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Pin It! Tried and True Tuesday # 37: Like Christmas in a Jar

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 Pin It! Tried and True Tuesday # 37

DIY Gingerbread Scrub

What a quick and deliciously smelling gingerbread scrub from Aimee at Wallflower Girl!   Place it in a pretty jar, add a tag, and you’re done with something thoughtful and homemade.  Why not have your kids help make their teacher a gift in appreciation this Christmas? It would make a simple hostess gift too.  I made some for myself {because I had to try it out 😉 } and gifted some.  I use it after food prep and cooking….especially with fish, onions, and garlic when the smells seem to linger on my hands.  It makes a nice foot scrub too.  Any choice of oil listed in the recipe will moisturize your skin and who doesn’t need that in the winter months? Plus it smells good enough to eat!

Here is what I did:

  • Followed the recipe with additions of spices
  • Doubled the called for spices and added 1 TBSP Cinnamon, 1 tsp. Ground Cloves, and 1 tsp. All Spice. This is personal preference, but I wanted mine to have a very strong scent.
  • I chose olive oil in the recipe.

Helpful Hints:

  • You’ll have to use this over the sink or tub as it’s messy and dissolves pretty quickly.
  • Stir when needed as the oil will settle to the bottom.
  • To use as a hand scrub, I take about 1 TBSP, lightly wet my hands under warm running water, then scrub and exfoliated into skin and rinse.
  • Mine made about 1.5 pints {a mason jar and a half}
  • I made some about three months ago and am still enjoying it.
  • From start to finish this takes 10-15 minutes to create.

 Thanks Aimee for the inspiration. Love the ribbon you chose.

It’s like Christmas in a jar!

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