I think everyone needs a good Scrub.
Sugar Scrub that is.
Whether you are a Dude or a Dudette,
we all get dry skin in the Winter ,
for some of us, Summer too! (Umm, yeah that would be me.)
I have an easy home recipe here that takes less than 5 minutes to whip up.
Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry.
The only ingredient that most do no have is the essential oil.
Other than that, it is just Sugar, Olive Oil (I have Extra Virgin), Chamomile Tea, and your favorite Essential Oil.
The Essential Oil will give you your scent. I used Lavender which gives a Soothing quality so if you are going to bed afterwards, it really helps to calm you.
Lemon is a great scent too!
I almost did Peppermint, so when I run out of this one, I’ll probably do that next time.
You can find Essential Oils at your local craft store, but I bought mine at my local Health Store, called Bay Naturals.
Here is a link to their store: www.bay-naturals.com
The best thing about this is the fact that it makes your skin feel SOOO smoothe when you are finished.
You will have a glow to your skin and who doesn’t love that, right?
Recipe: Lavender Sugar Scrub
– 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
– 3/4 Cup Olive Oil
– 1 Chamomile Tea Bag
– 1/2 Teaspoon Essential Oil such as Lavender
– Cut open tea bag and pour into medium sized mixing bowl.
– Add Sugar and mix well.
– Using 1/4 Cup at a time, add Olive Oil to Sugar mixture until it is the texture of “wet sand”.
– Add essential oil. *If you would like to use more than recipe suggests, that is fine. Add to your liking, but be careful! A little goes a long way and may end up being too strong if you are not careful.
– Store in air tight container.
– Wet skin and using scrub, gently massage onto body.
– Allow to sit on skin for 2 to 3 minutes before thoroughly rinsing.
*Be careful, shower floor may be slightly slippery afterwards, so use caution and REMEMBER: A little goes a long way!
Have fun with it! Try your favorite essential oil!
( * This was not a paid advertisement for Bay Naturals. I simply bought my ingredients there. )
When I went to my friends house the other day, I noticed her adorable wreath on her front door.
It was made from Burlap and had the cutest “B” hanging on it for their last name. The first thing I said to her when I came in was, ” I MUST HAVE A WREATH LIKE THAT!”
I asked her where she got it and to my Horror, she said she made it! I say Horror because while I like to think of myself as creative, I have never tried to make a wreath before. However, the Horror changed to Delight when she told me she would make me one. Well two, since I have a double front door now on my house.
Which (sidebar) reminds me! Double front doors are beautiful! In fact, they are fantastic! You can open both when bringing in furniture so you no longer scrape door ways. They have a grand appearance as well.
You always have to buy two of every stinkin kind of decoration so that it looks proportioned. Which translates into lots and lots of $.
I’m lucky my good friend loves me and agreed to make them for me for cost. Even if she didn’t, in my opinion they are VERY reasonable. Especially considering their size. She starts with a 22in. grapevine wreath for the base. Adding the burlap makes it even larger!
She makes and sells one of these for $50 each. Here is a link to her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/KDiddlespropshop?fref=ts
She is awesome and doesn’t just make wreaths, so check it out.
(Apparently, you also have to get 2 welcome door mats or it doesn’t look proportioned!!!)
This is the cute little “Z” she put for mine. I’m thinking about attaching Halloween ornaments for a seasonal look. Regardless, this is a “year round” look, but especially great for the Fall and Winter.
This is the first wreath’s little sister, so she doesn’t get lonely.
And (second side bar) , this was my breakfast this past Saturday morning.
Don’t judge me!
–Happy Monday Everyone! : )