I thought I’d post a couple of DIY gift ideas in time for Christmas this year. First up, a very quick, easy and thrifty (less than $10 for everything) lip or even body scrub (triple the qty's of ingredients to get 1 jar worth). For this season I thought a warming, spicy chai scent would be nice and I promise you this smells amazing. Even if you think you don’t like the smell of cardamom, please don’t leave them out as they are essential to an authentic chai scent. That said, you can play around with the chai mix as much as you like, maybe add some warming ginger, and if you’re feeling really lazy just swap the spices for a few ground up chai teabags! You can also swap the oils for olive oil, but I find these two leave my skin the softest and have the nicest scent too. These make for the perfect little gifts as either a lio scrub or (increase ingredients to get 1 jar) and makes for a great body srub . Enjoy!

You will need for 1 lip scrub (increase the qty's by 3 to get 1 jar worth for a body scrub): 

1 cardamom pod

1 cloves 

1 tbsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp nutmeg 

1 tsp vanilla extract or the seeds of a vanilla pod 

2 tbps brown sugar 

2 tbsp coconut oil (cold-pressed)

2 tbsp sweet almond oil 

1 Small round container (0.5L approx)