Beauty and parenting expert/author Erika Katzs’ Holiday Body Scrub recipe is a great holiday gift that you can make in your own kitchen. 

Erika Katz is a mother of two and the author of Bonding over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Beauty Guide to Foster Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust.

Erika wrote this guide for mothers and teenagers because she realized that as young girls head toward the teen years, mothers suddenly seem out of touch. She offers practical advice for building self-esteem, confidence, and trust by teaching moms how to open up a dialogue during the often awkward preteen and early teen years.

Her approach: give moms all the information they need to guide their daughters through the trials of womanhood while providing fun bonding activities they can do with their daughters. The tween years present a golden opportunity for moms to gain their daughters’ confidence

Erika created this fun DIY Holiday project for moms & daughters to make together.

The Holiday Body Scrub can be made right in your own kitchen!

You decide if you want to give it away or enjoy it yourself.

holiday body scrubHoliday Body Scrub

1 Cup Brown Sugar

2 teaspoons nutmeg

2 teaspoons ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

¼ cup almond oil or olive oil

1 Table spoon vitamin E oil

10-ounce glass jar with lid

Ribbon for decorating 

How to Make It:

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.  2. Add the oils and stir well to combine.  3. Fill glass jar with the scrub. 4. Secure the lid and tie ribbon around the top. 5. Add an instructions card (“rub all over, then rinse” should do the trick).

Check out more of Erika’s tips and projects like the Holiday Body Scrub in her book BondingOverBeauty


Pat WymanPat Wyman is a best selling author and founder of . Her books include Instant Learning for Amazing Grades.  She is also a university instructor at California State University, East Bay and creator of the FREE Personal Learning Styles Quiz and Eye-Q Reading Inventory.

Pat is always happy to share new ideas, tips and projects like the Holiday Body Scrub recipe with the community.