are you feeling down in the dumps? do you want to feel like a productive human being? is your skin disgustingly dry?
well, fortunately, i have a quick solution for you.
homemade body scrub!
just kidding, but really, i made a body/face scrub this weekend and it's amazing. i've been super into this whole DIY movement for some time, but never took the leap of making my own scrubs and soaps. to me, making your own bath stuff sounds kind of annoying and weird and hard. like, i'd-rather-buy-$36-israeli-body-scrub-than-make-my-own annoying. i know that sounds dumb, but i just didn't really bother.*
i was pretty excited to find out that a lot of bath products, like scrubs, are literally the easiest things ever to make. in fact, it takes very little time (like, minutes) and you can make it with stuff you already have in your kitchen. weird, right? it's also very good for your body in a lot of ways. the chemicals in store-bought soaps can be very harsh on your skin, stripping it of its oils, so your skin then requires lotion to balance out the moisture. nobody wants that--it's expensive and counterproductive.
the best part about making a scrub is you can pretty much mix together any of the following ingredients and get something great:
-herbs and/or spices
you get the picture. it's really easy. basically pick an abrasive substance, mix it with something oily and moisturizing, and make it smell good.
i made a lavender sugar scrub, and used the following measurements:
- 1/3 cup of organic cane sugar (trader joe's, yo! they also have a coconut sugar now whaaaaa)
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil, or enough to soak all of the sugar with a little bit pooling on top
- 1 teaspoon of organic lavender buds