Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's Spring ...

And Easter is just around the corner.


Are you covered for your Easter presents? I wanted to show you what I'm cooking up for gifts. After the harsh winds of Winter, who doesn't need to revamp their skin? That's why I'm making sugar scrub to give my family this year.

One of my favorite Starbucks drinks is Chai tea. I love the smell and so I decided to make a Chai Sugar Scrub.
The recipe is really easy. Mix together the following ingredients and spoon into your chosen container.

1 cup brown sugar
the contents of 4 spiced chai tea bags
(I used Celestial Seasonings, but that's just what I had on hand)
2/3 cup olive oil or sunflower oil
2 T. honey
1 T. cinnamon
1 t. ground cloves

This is all the ingredients, except the oil, ready to be combined. The original recipe calls for olive oil but I find that the smell of olive oil can overwhelm the spices. I use either sunflower oil or even just corn oil.

I use a pastry blending tool to mix them together. My brown sugar was a bit lumpy. Make certain that you get all those lumps out prior to adding the oil.

One recipe makes about 10 ounces of scrub. I got these containers from Hobby Lobby. Using my 40% coupon, I picked them up for about $6.

This year I'll be giving this scrub, a cute card and maybe even a Starbucks card so they can get their own favorite drink too.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start making your Easter presents!

Don't forget that Angelica's Bunny is on sale at the Inky Impression store.


  1. Thanks for the scrub recipe. I love natural scrubs and I love this card. Fab image and beautiful coloring. You did a wonderful job on it. I am in a hotel in Sacramento. The baby got us up very early, like 5:00 AM

  2. What a terrific idea, Joanna! I love your card too. That's a sweet Inky Impressions image, but most of them are :) perfect colors and great sketch for an easter card.

  3. Oh my.... this is wonderful.. I may have to have a go at this as I LOVE scrubs lol.. super fab xx

  4. wow, what a great gift idea .. and the card is adorable!!