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Homemade Holiday Beauty Gift Basket

There's something special with presenting a handmade gift. I love Bath & Body Works, but it'll be more meaningful to take the time and create something for a special friend that's been there for me all those years. If you love Bath & Body work's Winter Candy Crush, then you'll love this peppermint smell. The scent is slightly lighter with an emphasis on peppermint oil fragrant. Supplies: Peppermint candies. Candy canes also work. Peppermint essential oil Clear glycerin soap base Almond oil Sugar Red ribbon Optional: Red lipstick and nail polish VANILLA PEPPERMINT FOOT SCRUB Put about 6 peppermints or 1 candy cane in a Ziploc bag and grind it up. Break them up with a hammer and then crush them finely with a rolling pin. Then add 1/2 cup of sugar and 5 drops of essential oil. Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract if you want. Massage the bag until the ingredients are mixed together and coated with the essential oil. Transfer to a covered container. PEPPERMINT VANILLA BODY OIL Open a small bottle of almond oil and add 6-8 drops of essential oil and 1 tablespoon of dried lavender. Close the bottle and shake to combine. Don’t forget to remove the label! Then use baker’s twine to attach other basket goodies like lipstick or nail polish. PEPPERMINT SOAP In a microwave safe bowl, melt the glycerin in 30 second intervals. Stir in between to help the melting process. When it’s liquified, pour a small layer into a plastic or cardboard container. (Check your recycle bin for these!) When it starts to set, add a layer of peppermints. Play around with other fun stuff to add. I used coffee beans (heavenly!) and some leftover cranberries (red!). Then pour more glycerin on top to cover the add ins. Let it sit for a couple of hours to harden, and then pop it out of the container.
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I love it! But in fact, it's not that easy to get peppermint candies in South Korea... It is not even cheap in here..Shame..
So thoughtful! This is way better than spending time on a Christmas shopping list.
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