My friends at the Cranberry Marketing Committee generously sent me a cranberry package, full of wonderful cranberry related items. I love finding new and creative ways to use things in my home. I decided to use the fresh cranberries to make a DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub, and I used the cranberry sauce to make a Cranberry Squares Dessert Dish!
Living in Northern New England, we can have long, harsh winters that are rough on the skin. Some of my family members have eczema, others just really dry skin. I also have dry skin, and I’ve found that Sugar Scrubs help me. I like to experiment, and create my own DIY scrubs, so I was very excited to get these fresh cranberries, and try them in a scrub! Sugar and coconut oil are staples in my pantry, so I pulled them out and tried a few combinations until I got one that was just the right consistency 🙂 Because this has fresh fruit in it, I store mine in the refrigerator. I wash my hands frequently throughout the day, usually in the kitchen sink, so I just grab the jar and use it after the hand soap on my clean hands, and it keeps my hands looking great 🙂
1/2 Cup Cranberry Puree
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
4oz Mason Jar
Puree cranberries in food processor
Heat coconut oil in microwave for 30 seconds, to make it easier to mix.
Combine remaining ingredients with coconut oil in a small bowl and mix well.
Scoop into a mason jar and seal.
Makes 1 1/2 – 2 Cups of Scrub, should last 3-4 weeks. I store mine in the refrigerator between uses since I used fresh fruit.
Cranberries are easy to use in sweet or savory dishes, and are a bold and bright addition to tablescapes, making them the perfect festive fall fruit for any Friendsgiving celebration. There are a variety of inspirational party resources at CranberryFriendsgiving.com that will help spark your creativity, including:
- The Ultimate Guide to Friendsgiving – a complete guide to throwing a bodacious bash
- Recipe Ideas – festive and flavorful recipes for appetizers, sides, desserts, cocktails and more
- Guide to Entertaining with Fresh Cranberries – a fresh look at how to incorporate America’s Original Superfruit® – cranberries – into trendy recipes and décor during the holidays and beyond