5 Decadent Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes Perfect For Gifting

Homemade Christmas scented sugar scrubs like peppermint, vanilla, and cranberry-mint are inexpensive DIY gifts you can make for Christmas this year that everyone on your list will love! If you have never tried to make your own natural sugar body scrub before, you will probably be surprised to see just how fun and addicting it can be.

decadent homemade body scrub recipes

The basic sugar scrub recipe is 75% sugar and 25% oil. Many DIY body scrub recipes use coconut oil, but often you can substitute with whatever oils you have on hand. Then jazz up a simple sugar scrub with natural ingredients that are probably in your kitchen already.

Not only are handmade sugar scrubs healthier and safer than ones you buy at the store, but they are cheaper too! A beautiful festive peppermint scented sugar scrub in a jar makes a fabulous frugal Christmas present for just about anyone on your list this year.

Here are 5 luscious decadent DIY sugar scrub recipes made with all natural ingredients and are perfect for exfoliating and moisturizing dry skin, leaving you with super soft glowing skin. These easy recipes so good, you need to make enough of each so that you can keep some to pamper yourself with, and some to give away as fun gifts for neighbors, teachers, friends, and family this Christmas.

Homemade Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This peppermint sugar scrub recipe has the most amazing scent and makes a perfect handmade Christmas gift.  But why settle for a simple peppermint body scrub when there are whipped peppermint sugar scrub recipes out there??  This recipe for whipped sugar body scrub looks amazing. Make two batches and keep one for yourself and give the other sugar scrub as a gift to your BFF!

Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Scrub Recipe

It is impossible for me to resist chocolate anything, just ask my family. So a sugar scrub recipe with chocolate as an ingredient is perfect! This chocolate peppermint sugar scrub makes a fun (and frugal) holiday gift for family and friends, but remember to make extra for you to pamper yourself with when the holidays are over.

Cranberry-Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe For Christmas

If you have extra bags of cranberries in the freezer, use them to make this luscious  Cranberry Vanilla Sugar Scrub recipe. Lather this body scrub on, and say goodbye to dry skin!

 The shelf life for this sugar scrub is about 2 weeks. It will last longer in the refrigerator, just know that the scrub will harden. Placing some in your hands and rubbing it should soften the mixture.

DIY Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub 

This recipe for vanilla cinnamon sugar scrub is easy-peasy and perfect for the holiday season. If you have some brown sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in the pantry, you can make this holiday scented body scrub in no time.

How To Make Eggless Eggnog That is So Creamy You Won't Even Miss the Eggs

There is just something about putting raw eggs into homemade eggnog that just, um, bugs me. Well, honestly, makes me super nervous. Why?? Because of a little thing called Salmonella. ( I am a nervous Nelly. Ask my kids.

And even though there is always the option to buy eggnog at the store that has been pasteurized and all, making eggnog from scratch at home is just more fun and Christmasy to me.

But I always use an eggless eggnog recipe because of the aforementioned fear I have of Salmonella. Plus, they are so much easier and healthier to make than traditional recipes with eggs, and every bit as creamy and delicious. So it is a win-win all the way.

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Whip up this delicious easy no-egg eggnog recipe from Butter With a Side of Bread in just 5 minutes.

Yep, that is a bottle of Hennesy in the picture, but this recipe for homemade eggless eggnog is just as delicious when made without alcohol so kids and pregnant moms-to-be can enjoy it as well.  Get the recipe at In Search of Yummy-ness.

If traditional eggnog is a bit too rich for kids in your family (or you,) whip up this lighter eggless eggnog recipe that uses vanilla pudding as a secret ingredient. I can see this version becoming a favorite holiday drink for kids (without the bourbon, of course!)

Seriously, a 2-minute delicious homemade eggnog that is Paleo-friendly and tastes just like the real thing?! I'm in.  This easy creamy eggnog recipe is made without eggs and is dairy-free because it is made with almond milk or coconut milk. Sound too good to be true you say? Living Well Mom promises this is one yummy holiday beverage that is sure to become a favorite drink any time of the year.

 ( who says eggnog is just for the holiday season anyway??)

10 Easy to Make Christmas Crafts For Kids, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Keep your little ones busy and happy as they wait for Santa this year with some fun winter crafting ideas that toddlers, pre-schoolers and even older kids will enjoy making.

These easy crafts are sure to become sweet treasured mementos, and some could make awesome homemade gifts for grandparents from kids as well.

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5 Amazingly Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

1. Paper Plate Snowman Craft 

This simple snowman Christmas craft is perfect for 2-year-olds and 3-year-old toddlers to make, and it is so stinking cute!

Learn How to Make Paper Plate Snowmen at Crafty Morning.

2. Handprint Reindeer Craft

Kids will love making their own handprint reindeer, and it is a very easy Christmas decoration for preschoolers and toddlers to make. Plus, this cute masterpiece would be awesome framed and given as a special handmade grandparents gift. Just make sure to have your kids make more than one cute handprint reindeer so you can save one of these special Christmas mementos for yourself!

Learn how toddlers can make this cute handprint reindeer craft at Mommysavers.

3. DIY Snowman Christmas Countdown Calendar

This Snowman Christmas Countdown calendar is one of the cutest countdowns to Christmas I have ever seen! Imagine how much fun the kiddos will have counting down the days until Christmas using this adorable snowman. 

Get the easy-peasy step by step directions for this simple Christmas craft for kids at From ABCs to ACTs.

4. Rudolph Jingle Bells Sticks

These adorable jingle bell Christmas sticks make such a fun easy winter craft for toddlers and kindergarteners. Besides all that Rudolph red nose cuteness, (seriously, who can resist Rudolph inspired anything??) this has to be one of my favorite winter crafts for toddlers because little ones can have fun shaking their jingle bell sticks to holiday tunes all season long!!

Find out how to make Christmas Jingle Bells Sticks with your toddlers at Crafts on Sea.

5. Christmas Tree Peppermint Candy Paper Ornament

These easy peppermint candy ornaments made out of paper and popsicles sticks will make any Christmas tree look festive and beautiful, and is a holiday project the whole family will love working on together.

Learn how to make DIY Peppermint Candy DIY Paper Ornaments at Parents.com.

6. Homemade Santa Hat Ornament 

If you are looking for easy homemade Christmas ornaments for toddlers to make, then you have to check out this adorable Santa hat decoration. All you need are some popsicle sticks, cotton balls, and glue. Oh, and a little red paint, of course. I think red crayons would actually work just fine as well.

Can you imagine how many smiles this simple DIY Christmas ornament is going to bring you every year you hang it up on the tree?

Head on over to Buggy and Buddy to get the step by step instructions.

7. Santa Handprint Salt Dough Christmas Ornament

Want more awesome ideas for salt dough ornaments kids can make this Christmas? These Santa Christmas Ornaments are adorable, and toddlers, babies, and kindergarteners can make this Christmas craft using a super easy salt dough recipe (you will only need three ingredients that you probably already have at home) and of course, your kids' handprints. 

Learn the How to make Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments at Messy Little Monster.

8. Holly Christmas Tree Ornaments 

Omg, I can only imagine how sparkly these homemade red and green Christmas tree ornaments will be when the tree lights shine on them! These DIY decorations are so pretty, you might almost think they are too complicated for kids to make. But nope, this is a fantastic kids craft for the holiday season, that undoubtedly will become a favorite holiday keepsake to pull out of your Christmas tree decoration box every year.

Learn how to make DIY Christmas Holly Ornaments at A Little Pinch of Perfect

9. Salt Dough Ornaments 

Kids will love making their own salt dough ornaments for Christmas. Because, really, who wouldn't love squishing colorful homemade dough around and creating a fabulous piece of art?

Learn how to make salt dough ornaments at I Heart Arts and Crafts.

10. Handprint Christmas Wreath


If ever there was a simple, inexpensive and heartfelt Christmas gift that kids can make for grandparents, this sweet handprint Christmas Wreath is it. All those little handprints will bring smiles for years to come, and become one of your favorite Christmas keepsakes for sure.

Head on over to My Name is Snickerdoodle to learn how your kids can make their own Handprint Wreaths.