Let’s think outside of the box now that the holidays are approaching. Recipes don’t have to be just about food…although this luscious face scrub is definitely edible. Make up a full batch for yourself ( it works great as an all-over body scrub in the shower, too). And be sure to make some extra to package in pretty canning jars to give as gifts. This smells heavenly and is very luxurious, so you’ll want to share the joy!
As with any cooking endeavor, make sure that the tools are super-clean before starting. A pinch of Vitamin C or a few drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract will help preserve the concoction for a few weeks. Of course, anything kept in a warm, moist bathroom is prone to spoilage after a while. But this recipe is so easy, it’s all the more reason to indulge in a facial often, and mix up some more of this gentle, hydrating scrub whenever supplies get low.
Brown Sugar Scrub
Mix 1 cup brown sugar with 8 tablespoons of good-quality oil (such as jojoba, avocado, or even olive) until evenly coated.
Optional: for soothing sensitive skin, grind 3 Tablespoons of oatmeal to a fine powder and add to the mixture. If more fragrance is desired, you can add up to 20 drops of essential oil. (Cinnamon, orange, and bergamot are especially nice with the scent of brown sugar, but have fun experimenting with your own combinations.)
Store in a clean, air-tight container. Apply in gentle circles to wet skin. For extra moisturizing, let the scrub sit for 5 minutes before rinsing.
Yup, that’s all there is to it!
I get my carrier oils and essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs (click on the icon to the left on the home page, just above the calendar, to let them know you heard about them here.) I get my jars from Cape True Value, or Graul’s.
No more spending $20 for a small jar of manufactured “natural” product filled with unpronounceable ingredients from questionable sources. You’ll get fabulous results, and soft clean skin for just pennies per use. And you’ll know exactly what’s gone into making this artisan scrub. Cooking up cosmetics in your very own kitchen…you can’t get much more “homemade” than that!
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