Homemade Beauty/04: Mother’s Day Edition
Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing an easy, last minute gift for mom. Body scrubs are some of my favorite homemade beauty products to make. They’re fast and inexpensive but super effective, and they can take on all sorts of scents and looks. I prefer sugar scrubs over salt scrubs because I find the sugar to be a lot more gentle on my skin. Salt is way harsh on cuts and freshly shaved legs (I know that one from experience. OUCH!), so sweet sugar is always my go to. I usually forego the essential oils in my personal sugar scrubs (out of laziness mostly), but because this is for mom, I suggest adding a little lemon essential oil for extra fragrance. Put your scrub in a cute jar and attach a small wood spoon with twine and a note to make this gift extra special. I have two friends celebrating mother’s day for the first time this year so a very special Happy Mother’s Day to Melinda and Ashley! Love you guys (and your littles) to pieces.
Have a nice weekend everyone! -xo
MEYER LEMON BODY SCRUB
Yield: Makes about 1 pint
INGREDIENTS (use organic wherever possible)
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups raw cane sugar
2 tablespoon Meyer lemon zest (any lemon will do)
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (you can also use 2-3 Vitamin E capsules as well. Carefully split them open to drain oil)
Lemon essential oil for more fragrance (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Store in an air tight jar.
3. Tie a bow around it and give it to momma.
Note: Because of the fresh lemon zest, I recommend refrigerating between uses.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Spread liberally all over body and scrub gently to exfoliate. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Skin should feel soft, supple, and fresh. Not recommend for faces, the amount of sugar in this scrub would be much too abrasive.
NOTE: This scrub may leave your shower or tub slightly greasy from the oil. Rinse your space well to avoid slipping.
- Helps to dissolve impurities
- Fights free radicals and pollutants to maintain younger looking skin.
- Enhances the clarity, glow and softness of the skin.
- Natural humectant, it helps hydrate the skin.
- Contains alpha hydroxy that keeps skin glowing and looking younger.
- Exfoliates to remove dead skin cells
- Strong antioxidant
- Prevents premature aging
- Promotes healthy skin
Disclaimer: I am by no means a medical expert or esthetician. These home remedies are based on my own research, opinions, likes, and experiences. I’m sharing them because they have worked for me. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients that I am suggesting, please DO NOT attempt the recipe. If you have any other concerns, please consult your doctor. Thanks, I love you, please don’t sue me!