If there’s anyone who deserves some holiday cheer & appreciation, it’s the many teachers, coaches, helpers, etc. who work with children throughout the year!
Hats off to these amazing individuals who pour their hearts out and somehow wrangle an often large group into learning; whether it be math, language, dance, music or another pursuit.
While we base our educational studies from home, our children are involved in various activities or classes during the week. We decided this year to make a brown sugar hand scrub as gifts, seeing that most of these teachers are women! A quick & easy (and delicious smelling) project.
The cast of characters:
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup fine sea salt
- 1/2 to 1 ounce oil (sunflower, almond are good choices)
- 1/2 TBsp kaolin or white china clay (we ordered ours from Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 1/2 TBsp honey
- 2 drops of essential oil (we used lavender)
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and spoon into a jar. Oil will settle on top, just stir before use. To use, gently massage scrub in circular motions over hands and then rinse with warm water. Do not use on the face. Makes 4 oz.
A simple label with a Christmas sticker and instructions from the recipe above completed our gifts. We then used tissue paper, some sprinkles of shredded paper and a bit of gold cord to wrap up these treats!