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Monday, December 26, 2011

Beauty Buzz - Candy Cane Body Polish

Congrats! You've successfully survived the holidays! Now... what to do with all of those left over candy canes?! Every year I like to take mine, smash them with a hammer and make Candy Cane Body Polish!

Do you still have some last-minute gift giving to do? Or maybe more family functions to attend? This is a great project to involve the kids in. Grab some empty mason jars and some candy stripped ribbon and you can turn this scrub into one lush holiday spa gift for someone special!

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup almond oil; soybean or hazelnut may be substituted
  • 2 teaspoons ginger; powdered
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon; powdered
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg; powdered
  • 40 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 30 drops cardamom essential oil

  • In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients except for the essential oils.
  • Whisk ingredients together making sure to break up all clumps that may have formed.
  • Once everything is mixed thoroughly, add essential oils and stir to blend.

  • Gently massage (don't scrub!) a small handful of polish onto wet/damp skin using circular motions.
  • Rinse off with cool water.
  • Perfect for all skin types just be extra gentle with more sensitive skin.
  • Use twice a week to keep your skin looking fresh.
  • Store in air tight container at room temperature.
  • Good for up to 6 months.
  • Makes a great lip scrub!

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