Tuesday, July 14, 2009

lemon sugar scrub

My good friend Carrie from Kansas is visiting me right now. Hooray! Love the Carrie visits. Sadly, we're driving her to the airport this morning--I will miss her. Yesterday we decided to have a little "spa time" and make this lemon sugar scrub. It's delightful! This was one of those projects that I printed out maybe a year ago and never got around to--I was making much too big a deal of it in my head. The truth is that in 5 minutes you can mix up the scrub and in 15 minutes you will have had a delightful self-nurturing experience and your feet and hands will feel fantastic. Shouldn't we all take time for ourselves like that more often??
Here's what we did (recipe adapted from makeyourcosmetics.com):
::pick two lemons (we were making a double batch)
::mix 1/2 cup sugar with the juice of 1 lemon and a tablespoon of olive oil. Add a drop of lemon essential oil if you want.
::apply to feet and hands, massage area, rinse with warm water, pat dry. The olive oil leaves you feeling silky smooth.

I love the smell of this stuff! It smells exactly of lemon and sugar, not surprisingly. Yummy! I practically want to eat it. I'm excited to try more "make your own" type treatments as time allows.

9 comments:

Charisse said...

Incredible!!! I love at home spa remedies..and some days...we just need that LITTLE something

Erna said...

oh that looks yummy and sounds great! i'm going to try it too !!! I'm in for more of this....

Alycia in Va. said...

It does look yummy. I don't know if I could stop licking my lips during application :)

Caroline said...

That sounds great!! I'll have to try it. Home made cosmetics are the best. A friend of mine is an herbalist and makes the best-ever cream. This is something I always wanted to learn more about.

The Surette-Nelson Collective said...

INCREDIBLE! I am absolutely going to try this! I could almost smell those lemons through my computer screen--yummy! You'll have to let us know if you try any others...

Andrea said...

Mmmm....looks good enough to eat and I LOVE those bowls!

jeriden said...

I'm going to show this to my fellow blogger and 14 yr. old daughter who loves things like this. Actually, I think I heard her say the other day that she is a follower of yours, too, so she's probably already seen it. If anyone out there has kids who are in the 14 yr. old range, my daughter would love for them to visit her blog, www.sunglassesandricecrispies.blogspot.com. Thanks for all the cool domestic stuff. To me, that's what makes the world go 'round cuz without a lovely, nurturing home, it's so much harder when one is an adult, to get out there and make the world a better place!

jet said...

The make your own cosmetics site seems to have expired. I wonder where it went?

Mary Beth said...

Jet, that is so weird! It was just working a few days ago when I posted this!