Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vanilla Lavender Body Scrub + a Giveaway

Disclaimer: The product reviewed in this post was provided free from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. The honest review and opinions are my own.

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The folks at Nielsen-Massey Vanillas believe that, when it comes to holiday gifting, it truly is the thought that counts, and what could be more thoughtful than a handmade gift?

DIY holiday gifts are as fun to make as they are to give. Plus, there are lots of ways to customize them!

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Here are some unique packaging tips Neilsen-Massey Vanillas shared with me to give handmade gifts an extra-special touch:

• Package homemade biscotti, cookies, or even body products in vintage tins or jars. A beautiful container is an additional gift that the recipient can keep long after the handmade gift is gone.

• Instead of using traditional wrapping paper or gift bags, wrap boxes in craft paper and decorate with pens and markers. Wrap jars and bottles in fabric, burlap, or a pretty kitchen towel and secure it with colorful striped baker’s twine. 

• Attach a Christmas ornament to the outside of the package in lieu of a traditional gift tag. Ornaments can be treasured for years to come.

• Include a hand-written note or card with the recipe for your gift – it is the gift that keeps on giving!
Homemade skincare products are a hit when it comes to gift-giving. I don't know anyone who doesn't like sugar scrubs.

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This recipe for Vanilla Body Scrub from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the perfect gift for friends, sisters, daughters, or anyone who deserves a bit of pampering this holiday season. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar gently exfoliates while olive oil moisturizes, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

Body Scrub

Vanilla Body Scrub
  • 1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar 
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 or 2 drops of an essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus, ect.)
  • Decorative, waterproof container

Directions:
Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container. Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.


Body Scrub

Making this body scrub was extremely easy and fun! I used a few drops of lavender essential oil and even added lavender buds to the mix. It smells delicious. I tested it out on my hands and they were really soft afterward. It is very exfoliating so I had to be gentle or else I would have scrubbed my skin off.

Note: The Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla sugar is Kosher, Gluten-Free Certified, All-Natural, Allergen-Free and GMO-Free.


Want to create your own scrub for the holidays?
Enter to win a 8.5 oz bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar! (ARV $17.95)

Open to US only. Giveaway ends 12/10.



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