Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Sugar Srub

Well what have we here?
We are on the cusp of Valentine's Day people. I can't believe it. 
I know I say this about every month, but it just seems the older I get the faster time 
flies. 
Gosh, it was just Thanksgiving!
Anywho, I have been on a roller coaster with my health.
Thankfully I am now going vegan again AND am really 
getting into these essential oils.
I buy mine from Amazon.com
I'll put links up to the ones I used below in case
you don't have a local health food store.
I love, love the smell of peppermint.
It is said to bring about clarity to the mind.
And Lord knows I need some clarity.
So, here I present to you my very, easy, sugar scrub.
Tie a pretty tag around it with some ribbon and presto!
Valentine's Day gift.


You will need:
A bottle of Grapeseed oil 
A bottle of sweet almond oil (it's a more expensive so I use less)
sugar
essential oil such as peppermint or lavender
wide mouth jars

First pour 2 1/2 cups of the sugar into a mixing bowl. Make sure this is either a glass bowl or stainless bowl if you plan on using it again :)
Put in about 3/4 cup or the grapeseed oil and 1/4 cup of the almond oil into the sugar.
Stir. Now add about 15 drops of the peppermint oil and stir and mix well.
You should be able to smell it easily but not too strong. Gauge yourself by smell. If you need more, add a little more. It should be the consistency of moon sand. Not too runny and not too dry.




Now scoop it into the wide mouth jars, pack it in tightly, and add just a little bit of oil to the top and close it. 
It is very simple and now you know exactly what is in your
scrub. No artificial anything.





I keep one jar by my kitchen sink and one by my bathroom sink.
I use it everytime after I wash my hands. 
It keeps them soft and moist. 
I suffer from severe eczema on my fingers and this is the only
thing that keeps it at bay.

Tie a pretty ribbon around it and present it to the lucky gal :)
Maybe you :D


xoxo 
Patty

links:
peppermint oil
 lavender oil
I bought the oils at Sprouts market
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1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying my first visit to your blog!! You have a lot of great how to projects!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and as you said- I will be back!!! Thanks!!

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