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I’ve been kind of in denial about how quickly the end of the school year is coming, but now that the last full week of school for the girl is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about an end-of-the-year teacher gift.
This brown sugar foot scrub was something I’d been wanting to make myself because my feet need some work before summer really gets here, and I decided while I was making it that it would be a perfect end of the year teacher gift because I know teachers spend a lot of time on their feet.
It’s really quick and easy to make, the kids could even help, and you might already have all the ingredients you need. Just put them in a cute jar, add my little printable gift tag and you’ve got a great homemade gift for the end of the year with enough left over for you to use yourself (or make a double batch).
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup epsom salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- essential oils of your choice
- a sprig of rosemary (optional)
This amount makes enough for three half-pint jars, with a little left over for you. (Which is perfect for me, because the girl has three main teachers.)
Mix the brown sugar and salt together in a large bowl. Use your hands to do this so you can break up any clumps of brown sugar.
In a small bowl, heat the coconut oil in the microwave for about 15 seconds or until mostly melted. Stir to melt remainder. Add almond oil and stir. Add about 10 drops each of a few essential oils. I used eucalyptus, rosemary and tea tree oil, all of which are said to have antiseptic or antimicrobial properties, which are great for things used on the feet. Stir to combine.
Add the oil mixture to the sugar salt and stir. I like the consistency I got, which is a little crumbly but holds together a bit. If desired you can add a little more almond oil. Chop a spring of rosemary (kitchen scissors are the easiest way to do this) and add to the mix, stirring well.
If you’re gifting this to someone with tree nut allergies, use olive oil instead of the coconut and almond oils.
I sampled this and it’s really lovely, exfoliating and moisturizing at the same time. I would want this as an end of the year teacher gift if I were a teacher. Throw in some inexpensive flip flops and toenail polish for an even cuter gift set.
About the Tags
If you need multiple tags, I have a PDF version with four tags that fits on one standard sheet of paper.
Do you make gifts for your kids’ teachers? I’d love to hear what you’ve made or what you’re planning!