Calgon Take Me Away … A Holiday Gift Idea

Escape! After my day, I need an escape!

It starts early with a little voice calling “Mama” from the other room, which when not answered immediately escalates into full-blown cries. Then it is followed by an hour-long process of getting the bigger kid out of bed so we can start school. Oh, and breakfast is the most important part of the day, so we have to have that. On to teaching my sweet, oh-so compliant (NOT) son on subjects such as math, science, history, language, reading, spelling – you get the point, all the while following after a very inquisitive toddler. And, I forgot to mention, during all of this I am cooking for clients and my family. How do I do it? Easy, I love it all! But, still at the end of the day I need a break!

My break is running to the bathroom and pampering myself with some Brown Sugar Body Scrub. The scrub is great to be hoarded for myself or to give away to others who need it. It is my favorite gift to give at the holidays.

Amazing Brown Sugar Body Scrub

As with cooking, grab all of your supplies before you begin in order to make things move along smoothly.

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil (may be substituted with vegetable oil)
1 tsp vitamin E
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp honey (optional – good for dry skin)

Mix the ingredients together.

And, voila you have Amazing Brown Sugar Body Scrub! Put it in a cute little jar and tie a ribbon on it and you have a great gift. My son’s voice teacher absolutely loved hers.

This scrub has many uses, so when thinking of whom to give it to, keep these in mind. One use is obvious and that is as a body scrub, another use is to keep it by your kitchen sink and use after a day of cooking or gardening, you could also use on your feet to soften them up, and my son says if you are desperate for something sweet to eat this could pass. He said it isn’t too bad, however, I don’t think I would recommend that use, you could surely find something tastier to eat.

Enjoy giving a gift your friends will surely love!


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3 Responses to Calgon Take Me Away … A Holiday Gift Idea

  1. Sarah Razo says:

    This is totally amazing and I’m making this for my friends!!

  2. I had a wonderful question posed to me this morning, and I wanted to leave an answer here, because I thought others might have it as well. “Where do you find the jars?” – well the one specifically in the pictures came from World Market, but in the past I have used wide-mouthed pint size Mason jars that I found at Walmart.

    Also, while it is on my mind I wanted to let you all know I found vitamin E in liquid form at Target. However, if you can’t find it you can break open the liquid gel vitamin E and extract it.

  3. Patrick says:

    Good Ideas. Moment will come back more, 😉 Thanks for Information.

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