If you’re one of those people (like me) who waits all year for the holidays (like me) and doesn’t mind listening to your Christmas playlist (I love mine) a little bit on the early side (late October), I support you 100%. In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with prepping for the holidays a bit on the early side, even if 12 AM November 1st is the exact moment you break out the scented candles, tree ornaments, etc. I don’t judge you. I will judge you, however, if you complain about others singing their favorite Christmas songs on the early side. Yes, I agree that mid-August isn’t time for red nail polish and Santa decor yet. No, I don’t think it’s so wrong to deck the halls mid-November.
Anyways, even people who deny Christmas year-round until December 24th know that it is, in fact, time to celebrate the holiday. Personally I have several obstacles in my way when it comes to going full-out Christmas on everyone. For example, I will reiterate: I am Jewish. This does not stop me. Also, I live in Los Angeles. We don’t get “Christmas weather” here. The jolliest part of LA during the holidays is Santa and his reindeer propped up, souring over Beverly Hills. This does not stop me. I love Christmas, and if you do too, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle this holiday season!
Like I promised, here are more DIY Rainy Day Printables, perfect for easy gifting. In addition, there are three recipes for delicious-smelling Holiday sugar scrubs. Make them all, choose your favorite, and let me know which you love the most!
For 1 Sugar Scrub Base:
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 heaping tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- Mix all ingredients until just combined (don’t pack/over-mix).
For the Orange Clove Scrub:
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. orange extract
- Zest of 1 orange
For the Gingerbread Scrub:
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cloves
For the Peppermint Vanilla Scrub:
- 2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- A pinch of red food dye (don’t put too much, you’ll dye your skin), optional
(Mix together half of the Scrub base with peppermint and dye, mix the other half with vanilla. Package in a jar with one on top of the other)
Print the labels here:
Sugar Scrub Printables.doc
- The scrub only fills up about 3/4 of pint mason jars. You can either use 1/2 pint jars, or increase the base recipe to 1 c of sugar, 3 tbsp. coconut oil, and 4 tsp. olive oil)
- Print the printables then glue them onto construction paper before cutting them out. Either hot glue the labels to the top of the jars or hold punch the labels and tie around the jars with baker’s twine.