DIY Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub

This holiday season, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas invites you to bring a personal touch back into the season by creating DIY holiday gifts for friends and loved ones. Nielsen-Massey believes that, when it comes to holiday gifting, it truly is the thought that counts, and what could be more thoughtful than a handmade gift?

Whether looking to let a teacher know how much she is appreciated, brighten the mail-carrier’s day, or surprise a coworker, DIY gifts are the perfect way to show how much you care.

This recipe for a Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub using Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the perfect gift for friends, sisters, daughters, or anyone who deserves a bit of pampering this holiday season. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar gently exfoliates while the coffee olive oil moisturizes and the scent immediately perks you up in the morning plus it leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub

DIY Vanilla Latte Sugar Scrub

1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar
1/4 cup Nudo Italia Al Caffè Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Decorative, waterproof container

If you can not find these ingredients, they can be substituted with regular versions and then extracts/essential oils can be added for the scented components.

Mix ingredients together in a bowl.  Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container.

Instructions for use:  Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.

Here are some unique packaging tips to give handmade gifts an extra-special touch:

• Package homemade biscotti, cookies, or even body products in vintage tins or jars. A beautiful container is an additional gift that the recipient can keep long after the handmade gift is gone.
• Instead of using traditional wrapping paper or gift bags, wrap boxes in craft paper and decorate with pens and markers. Wrap jars and bottles in fabric, burlap, or a pretty kitchen towel and secure it with colorful striped baker’s twine.
• Attach a Christmas ornament to the outside of the package in lieu of a traditional gift tag. Ornaments can be treasured for years to come.
• Include a hand-written note or card with the recipe for your gift – it is the gift that keeps on giving!

Visit the Nielsen-Massey website for more product information and additional recipes, including more DIY gift ideas such as:

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
Decadent Holiday Fudge
Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds
Gourmet Blueberry Vanilla Granola
Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
Chocolate Coffee Biscotti

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