A beauty routine is a personal thing, isn't it?
Some of us buff, some of us scrub, some of us brush, some of us tweeze, some of us curl.
I am a wash-er, exfoliate-er, cream smear-er, waxin' fool.
A homemade sugar & salt scrub to be more exact.
If you're looking for a good place to start making homemade items, well then my friends, this is the perfect place to start. =Mixing up this scrub takes approximately forty five seconds.
It's faster than scrambling an egg.
It's faster than changing a diaper.
It's faster than sweeping dog hair off your floors.
And it's definitely faster than doing dishes.
So procrastinate on all those tasks and make this instead. After forty-five seconds, you'll feel so proud of yourself, you'll just breeze through your remaining ‘to-do' list with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
And I'm not even being dramatic.
Sugar & Salt Body Scrub
You will need:
– 1/4 cup sugar (this is one of my only recipes I use white sugar for!)
– 1/4 cup sea salt
– 1/4 cup coconut oil
– 20 drops lavender oil and 20 drops peppermint oil (or essential oil of your choice!)
Step One: Combine the sugar, salt, and coconut oil in a bowl.
Step Two: Use a fork to smoosh it all together.
Step Three: Add in your essential oils… and smoosh a little bit more.
BAM. Told ya it was fast.
I store mine in a recycled baby food jar that I stole from my sister – it's perfect for keeping in the shower.
To use, I simply use my fingers to scoop out a nickel-sized dollop of the cream and use my fingertips to massage it onto my face and neck. After I wash off my makeup with castile soap, of course.
It's heavenly and the coconut oil leaves my skin super soft and moisturized.
And on a side note, I did have quite the skin-scare today. While I was brushing my teeth, I looked at myself in the mirror – and to my horror, I saw a giant black hair sticking out of my chin! How can this be?! 25 years old aren't supposed to have chin hairs?! [Update: Read what happens to me a few years later…]
I threw myself on the floor, kicking my legs and banging my fists on the ground!
I cried some more!
Then, I looked closer, and realized it was a dog hair that was stuck to my face.
Phew! That was close!
A girl can never be too careful about these things…I think I'll get waxed.
Just in case.
Sugar & Salt Scrub.
- 1/4 cup sugar this is one of my only recipes I use white sugar for!
- 1/4 cup sea salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 20 drops lavender oil and 20 drops peppermint oil or essential oil of your choice!
- Combine the sugar, salt, and coconut oil in a bowl.
- Use a fork to smoosh it all together.
- Add in your essential oils… and smoosh a little bit more.