My daycare kids love making gifts for their parents, but we try to keep it easy and low-key so they don’t lose patience and leave me finishing up a bunch of half kid-made presents. This easy homemade gingerbread sugar scrub works on those practical life skills of measuring, scooping, and pouring while resulting in a completely delicious smelling kid-made gift!
This gingerbread sugar scrub is the perfect holiday gift- just make sure to make a quick batch for yourself for an indulgent bath time.
Sugar scrubs are a natural, biodegradable skin exfoliant, helping you slough away old skin cells for smoother skin.
My daughter loves using sugar scrubs herself, but they also make wonderful homemade gifts for teachers or grandparents for Christmas, especially if you’re gifting them along with a fresh batch of kid-made gingerbread cookies!
This sugar scrub recipe was developed by my friend Melissa who owns an amazing upscale artisan shop, LoveLeigh Boutique.
Materials to Make Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
- Small Jars
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 teaspoon water or coconut oil, optional
How to Make a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
Grab a medium size bowl and wooden spoon. Your child may have their favorite bowl to use while cooking. My daughter will only use our red bowl while making Christmas gifts.
Mix sugar, brown sugar, ground cloves, and ground nutmeg. Add in almond and cinnamon extracts. Mix carefully until combined.
Add a teaspoon of water or coconut oil if your mixture seems to loose. The gingerbread sugar scrub should be crumbly consistency.
A little adult supervision to help your child scoop the mixture into your small jars.
(Optionally, you can make handmade labels and tie them on with twine. This may be tricky for little hands.)
Print your own copy of our gingerbread sugar scrub recipe here:
This delicious smelling gingerbread sugar scrub would be a lovely homemade gift for anyone on your Christmas list – and it’s a great gift for the kids to help make.