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In our series of handmade gifts that take price, time and effort into consideration – whilst not skimping on thoughtfulness – comes something so sublimely sweet you’ll want to rub it all over your body. And by all means, please do! This brown sugar body scrub and polish creates a sumptuous take-the-spa-home experience… and can make the perfect gift for couples with instructions on how to lovingly give your partner a sexy scrub down… not that they’ll need them.

Something like this perhaps (handwritten on a recycled kraft tag and fastened with raffia…):              

Dear Tina and John, this body scrub/polish has been lovingly created from organic and natural ingredients to keep you both soft and smooth through the winter months, a perfect accouterment to cold, rainy days. Simply rub into each other’s skin… and then rinse one another off in the shower, keeping in mind this stuff is edible and quite delicious in tiny licks. The rest is up to you… Made With Peace & Love from your friend Andrea

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Jojoba, Coconut or Your Favorite High Quality Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice 

Instructions:

Begin by lightly stirring your sugar and oil together, just until combined. Next, add the honey and lightly stir again. Lastly, pour your lemon juice in and mix it all up until you’re happy with the consistency. And that’s it! Now you have a treat you don’t have to feel guilty about using or giving to your loved ones. You can add the mixture to an airtight container – such as a mason jar – and make a personalized label for a beautiful homemade present. 

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