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.
- 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.
I love it when I pull in the yard, unload the kids and fill my arms full of goodies to bring in the house. Walk all the way up the path then notice I can’t get in because another delivery has been made while I was gone. 🙂 The mail lady and UPS have been here every day for the past 2 weeks. I made myself a note to treat them extra special with this holiday season’s goodie baskets.
An easy fix and a few more trips into the house and shop and my frustration melts away with excitement of knowing what’s in the boxes…These are full of new supplies, oils, fragrances, waxes and such to start working on our new Fall product line.
- Body Butter Scrubs-
Loaded with raw, fair trade Shea butter, YUMMY~ skin loving oils including apricot, avocado, arnica, hazelnut, olive, sunflower to name a few. A nice shower treat I promise!
- Herbal Infused Massage Oils-
More skin loving oils and organic herbs to pamper that over dry skin. Evening Primrose, lavender, arnica, apricot, calendula.. oats too…
And because it’s harvest time…
- An herbal Gardener’s Hand Scrub-
Loaded with more oils, raw organic sugars, and loads of herbs. Scrub that garden dirt away in style! My hands have been loving this new goodie.
More on these soon, I promise.
You might notice small changes on this blog and our Simple Living Blog. I hope it’s easier to use and find what you are looking for.
Also the cleaning involves clearing out some of our inventory in the shop and to celebrate a few days longer our Christmas in July Sale on our Etsy shop. (Hint… use this in combination with our July coupon code for even more savings…)
Next up a bit of cleaning in the garden. Those green beans are out of control! I planted lots of them this year and they were supposed to be bush style beans and most of them are climbers! YIKES! The seeds came from a well trusted company here in the North East and I’m sure it was a simple mix up of some sort so I am not going to mention their name. I have ALWAYS had great luck and LOVE their company and products. …So to figure out what to do with all those wild vines… 🙂
Have a great weekend, what are your plans?
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?