Spread Sweet Holiday Cheer with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas


It’s holiday time again and I love DIY holiday gifts! Whether looking to let a teacher know how much she is appreciated, brighten the mail-carrier’s day, or surprise a coworker, DIY gifts are the perfect way to show how much you care.

This recipe for Vanilla Body Scrub from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, included below, is the perfect gift for friends, sisters, daughters, or anyone who deserves a bit of pampering this holiday season. Fragrant Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar gently exfoliates while olive oil moisturizes, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.

Vanilla Body Scrub

1 cup Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 or 2 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, eucalyptus, etc.
Decorative, waterproof container

Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

Spoon into a decorative, waterproof container.

Wrap in decorative paper.

Instructions for use: Apply a small amount to damp skin while in shower or bath. Gently scrub skin with a soft washcloth. Rinse thoroughly.

I received a sample of the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar and tired this recipe. Loved it! It will make a wonderful holiday gift! We also tried our sample in baking and used it with cookies and pancakes. This was a big hot with my family! 

Please visit the Nielsen-Massey website for more product information and additional recipes, including more DIY gift ideas such as:

  • Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
  • Decadent Holiday Fudge
  • Cinnamon Vanilla Candied Almonds
  • Gourmet Blueberry Vanilla Granola
  • Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
  • Chocolate Coffee Biscotti

We have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bournon Pure Vanilla Sugar. To enter, leave a comment below telling us which recipe above you would be most interested in trying! Deadline to enter is November 17, 2014 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this review/giveaway. Photo Credit: Nielsen-Massey Vanillas.


  1. Amber Mejia says

    The candied almonds would be delicious!

  2. Ohhhh! Vanilla bean marshmallows.

  3. Has to be the holiday fudge!

  4. Denise Taylor-Dennis says

    Gourmet Blueberry Vanilla Granola sounds delicious to me.

  5. I would love to try the Ribs with Vanilla BBQ sauce…very interesting

  6. The fudge sounds yummy!

  7. The Decadent Holiday Fudge sounds delicious!

  8. Congrats Amber!!

  9. Amber Mejia says

    I can’t wait to use it for candied nuts! Thank you, this will be great for the holidays.

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