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Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe {HOW TO}

{recipe} Apple & Brown Sugar- Sugar Scrub recipe

The kids are headed back to public school very soon, our fall curriculum home school is under way, the garden is in full production, the canners and dehydrators are working overtime and the pantry is filling up. WOW no wonder I’m tired.

I needed a bit of a reminder that soon all will settle down and the season will change once again…Fresh from our Summer Kitchen is our Fall Edition of yummy smelling and oh’ so good for your skin sugar facial scrub. Thank you to all our Facebook and blog family for your feedback on your favorite fall scents. The winners were apple, pumpkin pie, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Homemade sugar scrubs not only make great gifts for all occasions, but a sugar scrub is one of the best ways to achieve healthy glowing skin, they soften your skin, exfoliating (sugar), moisturize it (oils) and add beneficial herbs for health.

I just love natural homemade sugar scrubs in the fall and winter when my skin starts looking dull, dry and tired. If you are a sugar scrub lover like me you will enjoy our Fall inspired Apple & Brown Sugar homemade sugar scrub recipe. If your new to sugar scrubs, trust me— you are going to love them!

A quick note for all our herbal recipes: Start with clean freshly washed hands, bowls, work surface, measuring cups and spoons. Because these are homemade and natural bath and beauty recipes they don’t contain any preservatives- or very little, you want your recipes to start without bacteria. Kept in the refrigerator they will last for up to 2 weeks. Keep extra water out of them as water encourages bacterial growth.

Apple & Brown Sugar Facial Scrub

Because this is for your face it doesn’t include salt. For me salt is to harsh for my face, but I love it for a body and foot scrub. If you want to use it for your body, consider swapping out some of the brown sugar for fine salts or raw sugar and enjoy.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cups organic light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sunflower oil
  • ½ cup fractionated coconut oil (this is the liquid form)
  • 2 Tbl. raw Shea butter
  • ½ tsp. finely ground organic cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. finely ground organic nutmeg
  • 2 capsules (1 tsp.) vitamin E oil

 

In a medium microwave safe bowl warm the Shea, coconut and sunflower oils. Use 10 second intervals stirring in between until the Shea butter is just melted. You don’t want to get it to hot or it will become crystalized. Carefully remove from microwave and stir in the vitamin E, set aside for a bit you will need it very soon.

In a second larger bowl combine the organic sugar & spices. (Using my hands works for me.) Stir the melted oils well one more time and slowly drizzle over your salt & sugar mixture to incorporate it well.

Pour into a sealed container.  Will keep 6 weeks

So there you are to enjoy. Stop back soon because I also have a yummy Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub in the making.

 

 

 

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There has been a lot going on over on our Facebook page. I have been keeping track of our number of likes and every minestone I am sending out a surprise give. I never know what the gift is going to be, usually I send what ever I am working on at the moment.

This weeks minestone was like #350 and I sent out a shaker bottle of our dusting powder in our new midsummer scent, Yuzu. There is also a giveaway going on that I mentioned a few days ago. I’m getting ready to order our Fall scents and would like to know what ones to keep. Stop over and let me know what your current favorite Fall scent is.

Hope you will Like our page and I see you over there soon.

So what is your favorite Fall scent?

This week’s Samples

soap samples, our new packaging.

New fun soap sample packaging.

 

For a couple of weeks now I have been thinking about how to make the samples I send out with every order a bit more interesting and fun.

Etsy seems to be about the only site I have ever received a sample from some shops when I placed an order. I must say most of the ones I got were either useless trinkets I would rather not have because now I have to recycle them (like scrabble tiles or plastic key chains?). They were not very nicely packaged and I bet I might have been more excited it they were fun to look at when I opened the box. I don’t know..

I love samples that are useful and since the beginning I have included a sample with every order, doesn’t matter if you order from our website or from our site at Etsy. Every order gets a sample.

I know soap doesn’t need much of an explination or any ideas on how to use it. But our herbs do.  I am going to include a free recipe with each herb sample I send out. (sorry not this week) Some will be cooking recipes others are bath and beauty or tea recipes.

a new batch of soap samples to go into this weeks orders

 

A new batch of natural soap samples, this one is called Summer Sheets, it will remind many of the popular scent new cotton, fresh cotton and the like.

Of course your bar when you order one will be a full sized bar tucked inside our new cotton bags.

a usefull gift long after the soap is gone

If you have an order being shipped out this week I’m sorry I spoiled the surprise for you, but at least it is something to look forward to. Would love to hear how you like the soap and the packaging.

Meet Julie our 1,000th Customer and Friend from The Polished Peasant

The Polished Peasant

A lovely French Country Etsy shop with beautiful handcrafted gifts.

The Polished Peasant

I would like you to meet Julie, a talented Etsy artist who’s French Country inspired shop The Polished Peasant has a nice selection of handmade gifts. Her Grandmother sounds just like mine with her talent and love of sewing.

I thought I would show you a few of my favorites…

First up is her 100% cotton Flour sack dish towel. I love cotton flour sack towels and use them everyday, this one has a handsome rooster that will fit nicely into our kitchen. You will be hearing more about these soon, I need to talk with Julie about my idea first…

A pretty little stretch bracelet that sparkles and shines with a cute bronze tag.

I saved the best for last her Lavender paper sachets, pretty folded paper full of yummy lavender to tuck into any place that needs to smell nice. They are decorated with vintage ribbon and oh so pretty ads. They come in sets of 3, I can see myself tucking one under each seat of our car because I know the scent will release nicely in the summer heat.

Thank you Julie…there is something special in your package.

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