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Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

The winter is the worst time for dry skin. I feel like I go through tubs of moisturizer in February alone. In Nashville February is the worst month for cold weather. The ice moves in and the town shuts down for a few days. Yes Ice, People tend to make fun of the south because a snow flake falls and immediately the stores are out of milk, eggs, bread, and beer.  We don’t have wine in grocery stores here. (yet… that’s another post) The thing is it’s not the snow that makes us freak out. It is the ICE! The ice that causes roads to be slick and people to slide into one another like bumper cars at the fair. The Ice that, last year, caused us to have no power for a week at a time, and the pipes to freeze three times.

I would love to have snow, the light fluffy stuff you can make a snowman with. I haven’t made a real snowman since I was 12. Snow Balls are ice-covered missiles that can give you a concussion. I don’t want the awful snow that the North (hehe – yes The North, I did not say Yankees.) had last year. I don’t know what I would do if I saw that much snow.

Why talk about snow and ice now? Because last week it was 70 degrees outside and this week it is freezing. In a matter of 3 days we went from wearing shorts and t-shirts to full winter garb and it is beginning to sleet. Everyone is sick. It will warm up again after Christmas a little and then freeze.

Now is the time to start intensive moisturizing. This recipe is super simple and you can personalize it however you like.

Ingredients:

Peppermint Rose Sugar scrub

1 cup Sugar

1/3 cup coconut oil

Food coloring (not necessary)

1/4 cup olive oil (for extra moisture)

Scented oil or extract. I used rose oil and peppermint extract.

Jar or container (air tight)

For a dryer scrub

The Printable labels

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Pour the sugar, coconut oil, coloring, and scent into a bowl.

I recommend a color safe bowl. The food coloring can stain. Add a few drops of color and scent to start and add more as needed. The color will intensify and brighten as it absorbs into the oils and sugar.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Mix well with a fork. Your body heat melts the coconut oil when you apply it to your skin. The mix looks dry when mixing.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

For a more liquid mix add the olive oil

The scent will change if you add olive oil because the olive oil has its own earthy smell. You will have to adjust the intensity of the scent with trial and error. Always start with less and add more as needed.

Mix well and pour it into the jar.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Add a Label

I am a huge Harry Potter Fan (geek) so I thought I would add a little fun with my labels and I made a Floo Powder label for the dry scrub and a PolyJuice Potion label for the liquid scrub.I then proceeded to add the wrong labels to the jars. My friends will understand. And love me anyway.

I used a ball jar and cut a circle of glitter tape to cover the top of the lid for added detail. (It looks magical.) And used packing tape to secure the label.  The Harry Potter theme is also the inspiration for the green coloring.

What are your favorite moisturizer  scents and colors?

Feel free to download these labels for gifting your Sugar scrub.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

 

Wishing you Luck, Love, and a Happy Holiday Season, H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub
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This Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub is a delightful way to give a homemade gift this year. The recipe is so quick you can make it last minute as well.
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub
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This Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub is a delightful way to give a homemade gift this year. The recipe is so quick you can make it last minute as well.
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  1. Mix the ingredients Dry mix do not add olive oil Creamy mix add olive oil.
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Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers from H&P Artistry

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers

My favorite thing about Christmas is the special time I get to spend with The Kiddo. We make Hot Cocoa and curl up and watch “Polar Express” together. When she was little, she would sit in my lap and we would pretend that we were on the Polar Express too. I miss those days. (insert wistful mommy sigh) I know that I only have a few more Holidays like this before she is grown up and I plan to hold on for as long as I can.
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Angel Ornament DIY from H&P Artistry

Angel Ornament DIY

Angel Ornament DIY

As many of you know the Kiddo, my family and I have lost some very special people this year and I searched for a way to honor them through the holidays and for years to come. After searching the inter-webs … Pinterest … I found a great option. There are many different versions of the memory ornament from a photograph of the loved one inside the ornament to a tiny scroll letter to heaven. I liked the idea of feathers.

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Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair bows from HandPArtistry.com

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair Bows

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair Bows

My nieces love hair bows and pony tail holders. They also lose them faster than we can find them. If you have kids in you life like that, this tutorial is for you. It is a perfect stocking stuffer and they will think it is super fun. I can not wait to see my youngest niece open her gift and see this super awesome Lollipop.

 

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair bows from HandPArtistry.comMaterials:
Thin cardboard 2 3″ circles
Popsicle stick or chop stick
Pony Tail holders minimum 25
Ribbon or barrette
Scissors
Stapler
Tape
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Peppermint Wishes Bark recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Wishes Bark

Peppermint Wishes Bark

Peppermint Wishes Bark recipe from H&P Artistry

One of my Favorite flavors of the Holiday Season is Peppermint. Peppermint in Coffee, Cookies, Candy canes, it’s everywhere.

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My favorite Peppermint treat is Peppermint Bark. You can make it so many ways with so many different combinations of ingredients. This is my recipe using Almond bark instead of chocolate chips. I like almond bark because of the smooth consistency and ease of melting. You can use your favorite chocolate if you want. If the Almond bark or Chocolate are not smooth when melting add 1 tsp of vegetable oil to smooth it out.

Peppermint Wishes Bark recipe from H&P Artistry

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Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY from HandPArtistry.com

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY

This ia a gift ideas that is right up my alley. The Holidays are a great time for DIY gifting. No need for the Mall the craft store will do. In the case of these adorable and glitzy candle holders I got the supplies from the Dollar Store.

 

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY from HandPArtistry.comMaterials:
Votive candle holder (Clean with alcohol to remove any oils or dirt from the glass.)
sticky jewels
craft/artists/duct tape
scissors
ruler or tape measure
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Chocolate Dipped Spoons & More from H&P Artistry

Chocolate Dipped Spoons and Peppermint Sticks

Chocolate Dipped Spoons and Peppermint Sticks

This is one of my favorite Holiday Goodies. There is not much better than a warm cup of cocoa or coffee on a cold winter evening. Unless you have one of these yummy chocolate dipped Peppermint sticks to stir your drink. The spoons are a fantastic start to a cocoa bar for a party or as an addition to a teachers gift.

Chocolate Dipped Spoons & More from H&P Artistry

The fun of this DIY is that you can use any Chocolate you want. You can use any topping or no topping at all. I tried to cover a few options for you in this recipe. You can dip spoons, peppermint sticks, candy canes or use small cups and Popsicle sticks.
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