Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
A lovely homemade gift means so much coming from a loved one. This is one of those easy to make gifts to give away. Its also perfect for a little gift for yourself!?
Its winter and its a nice treat to give our skin a little extra care and this will not only help scrub away any dry winter skin but it will as leave your skin feeling so soft.
I have a all natural way to add some very pretty red flecks and pink hue to your Sugar Scrub without using any red dyes or red type food colorings. I could have decided to use the coffee grinder to make a fine powder which would have blended in more evenly. However I choose to finish the grind by hand to give me a bit rougher texture so that I can also have the cleaning power of the tiny bits of High Bush Cranberries seeds.
Ground Dried High Bush Cranberries the color on these are outstanding, I grow them here on the farm, make sure they go though there frost to sweeten them, then I use my steam juicer for getting that amazing healthy juice out of them. I save the skins/seeds and dry them and store them for making tea with them.
When I wanted to make Pink for Valentine’s Day Scrubs, it just made total sense to reach for them to color the sugar.
Pretty in Pink High Bush Cranberry Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup of light oil (Almond oil or grapeseed oil but any lighter oil will work) *
- 1 tsp of Dried Ground High Bush Cranberry Powder or finely ground crumbles
Mix it up and into a wide mouthed jar or any other tub or pretty box of your choice as long as you can easily get it to come out in scoops for use.
This can easily be placed into a wide mouth small canning jar and you can add a ribbon or use a paper muffin liner under the ring as a added cuteness!
I made up this post, I tried the scrub and just love that the color does not bleed, and my poor hands that have been dealing with cold and wind feel so soft and lovely after their scrub and then I got to thinking that most folks are not going to have dried powdered High Bush Cranberries in their pantry like I do.
This would also work to color a salt Scrub the same way!
Looking for more great idea’s for homemade Valentine Days gifts, Check out this great post on how to make a heart shaped hard lotion Bar
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These High Bush Cranberries have been grown on my own land (which has not been sprayed for the 15 years we have owned it) harvested by hand, dried for my own use.
I use them in my own homemade tea’s, they add a lovely flavour and color.
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What a lovely pink colour ^_^
It’s quite beautiful! I think I’d stop to admire it every time I opened the jar. I hadn’t ever thought of using cranberry in any sort of beauty product. Seems kind of silly since I do think of cranberries when it comes to health and taking care of ourselves is part of being healthy.
Hi Robin, I did the same. its so very pretty, I love to juice my high bush cranberries and make juice/syrup/jelly but I hate the idea of wasting the skins/seeds. Of course the chickens would happily snack on them but I like to find house uses.. tea, baking and now coloring.. Do consider putting some in your dehydrator and then grinding them down after they are dry 🙂
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