I woke up this morning expecting to not be able to see out of my window because of the insane snow we’re supposed to get in Connecticut. Instead, I woke up around the time I’d normally leave for my classes, saw only a dusting of snow, and almost had a heart attack. Luckily, classes were canceled anyway! When I asked my co-worker Kim how she was going to spend the day, she said, “I’m going to eat my way through it!” Swell plan!
So, Stan and I made BLT’s, cupcake brownies, and we’re catching up on Glee, which makes me wish I could sing and dance. After the fun of munching on delicious wintry comfort food, I decided to make some sugar scrub. I’ve been making this for a few weeks now, and my friends and co-workers won’t stop raving about it (or pressuring me to post the recipe here!). Here it is!
Gimme Some Suga, Scrub! (10 oz)
(Sami’s organic, unscented sugar scrub)
- 1 cup raw cane sugar
- 1/4 cup carrier oil ( jojoba oil, safflower oil, castor oil are good ones to use)
- 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil (optional)
- jar (for storing)
- mortar & pestle (for grinding the sugar)
Grind the sugar in the mortar and pestle for a few minutes to soften up the course sugar. This will produce a small amount of fine, powdery sugar and the rest of your sugar will be smaller, less harsh, crystals. Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and stir until well mixed. Dump it into a jar, seal it tightly, and store it in a dry place. To use, stand in your shower/tub and massage a handful all over your body. This will gently exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling super moisturized and silky smooth! Just ask Kim, Pam, or Mish!
Note: If you’re allergic to nuts, don’t use the vitamin e oil, as it tends to contain almond oil.
What are you doing for the snow day? Do you make your own cosmetics? Tell me about it! :)