It’s time for me to think about spring- our spring offerings in the shop and our Etsy shop. Our new scents and colors have arrived and given me a bit of inspiration.
Scents like maple sugar, ginger, grapefruit, lemon verbena and coconut; new colors named valentine red, baby boy blue, mango, pink punch have me dreaming of far away vacation destinations.
But for now a quick simple sugar scrub recipe to tide me over, thought I would share it with you.
Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup raw sugar
up to 1/4 cup Sweet Almond oil
3-4 drops Grapefruit essential oil
1 drop of food coloring or drop of raspberry juice, beet juice or other natural colorant
2-3 drops of vitamin E (optional)
Directions: Mix the sugars together and slowly add the almond oil until you reach the consistency you like. I like my scrubs less oily so I use a little less than a 1/4 cup. Add Grapefruit essential oil, food coloring and vitamin E. Mix well and store in an airtight container. Good for up to 3 months if kept clean to avoid bacteria. One easy way is to scoop out your sugar scrub with a clean spoon vs your fingers.
To use: Rub a little bit of the scrub on your body or between your hands with a little bit of water. Rinse with warm water to remove excess oils. It will give your skin a nice exfoliation and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth and smelling fresh and clean. Great for use in the shower or bath before bed time.
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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.