Monday, March 7, 2011

recipe adapted from march's whole living

blend ingredients together and you've got yourself a homemade gift or a gift for yourself!

some of my oldest and dearest friends in the world threw me a bbq on sunday so i wanted to thank them and i thought dewy soft skin would be a nice way to do so! i was inspired to make this sugar scrub after receiving a costa rica-inspired one as a gift from my friend christy. i thought it made such a thoughtful gift and i fell in love with how great my skin felt afterwards. sugar scrubs smell heavenly too! i added the olive oil to help keep the coconut oil from hardening. i used lime and orange zest left over from the whole fruit margaritas (sans sugar) we had this weekend. win win.

other possible scent concoctions: rosemary mint, lavender, rose

i've been trying to healthify all areas of my life. slowly but surely i'm going green across the board.

daily challenge: 100 jumping jacks. feeltheburn.

14 comments:

Paige said...

This may be a silly question, but is there no sugar in a sugar scrub? This is such an incredible idea for at home and for gifts! I can't wait to try it!

homemade grits said...

re: paige
ha! exactly why i should not write blog posts when i'm dog tired! yes, it calls for 1.5 cups.:)

jewel at eatdrinkshoplove said...

I can't wait to try this!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Can't wait to use it, but I left it at Jessie's! booo
:(

Down and Out Chic said...

i saw this recipe in whole living and wanted to try it but now that i know it's awesome i'm definitely going to try it. thank you!

Paige said...

haha Thanks for the update!

Simply Yogini said...

Love this! Can't wait to do this :)

Anonymous said...

Does it go bad? Do you refrigerate it?

EileenJosephine said...

Can't eat sugar, might as well smear it all over your yourself haha :)

Rachel Willis said...

Too funny! I just made a whole batch of home made sugar scrub & gave it out as gifts! It got me so soft & cheery that i ended up making several soaps, bath salts, and I am hooked! Bye Bye toxic chemicals - hello super soft, yummy smelling, and good for the planet body care! I smell an etsy shop brewing....

homemade grits said...

re: anonymous
no need to refridgerate, will keep for several months

re: lindsey
HA! exactly! had to put that sugar to use girl!

Lori said...

Can't wait to try this! Great teachers gifts too!

*plum*tree*studio* said...

oh i so want to make this now! i have a party in chicago next month and this would be perfect for part of my hostess gift. making a "grocery" list right now. oh and i'm totally going to do the challenge! i love a good burn!

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