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DIY Lavender Sea Salt Scrub. My sister’s birthday is coming up this month so I wanted to make her something nice that I know she’d appreciate. I also like a hot bath at the end of the day especially since I’m exercising and eating raw foods and my body is rebelling (“Where’s the cheese? You’ve always fed me cheese! Where’s the d*#$ cheese lady?”) And as a result I’m a hint cranky. Plus there’s the whole kids home from school this week and climbing the walls and they’ve already played with their toys 3½ times and watched those two movies I bought, and they’re all “Get out of my room, stop touching me, Mom we’re boooored”. So bottom line: momma needs a little aromatherapy.

I go to Whole Foods maybe five times a year, and I stay away mostly because their prices are kinda obscene. I took some pretty pictures (with the lens I mentioned here) of the process and officially apologize for the next sentence which sounds like a commercial. To make your own, first equip yourself with some decent containers. Over and out. Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub {for Mom} Homemade Sugar Scrub. For our last MOPS project, we made some homemade sugar scrub. It's so simple and cheap, plus it makes a cute gift. I've been using it on my hands and they really are so soft afterwards!

I found a recipe here and adapted it. We didn't use specific measurements, but this is how we did it: Homemade Sugar Scrub Equal parts brown sugar and white sugar (ends up being about 1/4 cup each for a 6 oz. jar) Fill to the top with olive oil (cover the sugars and then maybe an extra 1/2 inch) Add about 1-2 Tbs of vanilla extract for some yummy flavor.

You could also add essential oils, but that is a little pricier. Go whip some up today! Interested in some other homemade recipes? Homemade Powdered Laundry Detergent All Purpose Green Cleaner Cloth Wipes and Solution Homemade Grout Cleaner. Rise and Shine: Salt and Honey Scrub with Grapefruit and Rosemary. My girlfriends gathered at Katie's to make homemade cleaning products (awesome) and I threw in this recipe for a salt and honey scrub that moisturizes with olive oil. It makes my skin feel super despite Duluth's very dry mid-winter air. The recipe's simple and the only equipment it requires is a bowl and jars! I made this batch with kosher salt, olive oil, honey, grapefruit and rosemary oils and a bit of sugar. I know a lot of people make theirs with table salt because the kosher's grains are so large.

I love how close the color is to real grapefruit pulp! This sort of treat is my favorite kind of gift to my friends (and self). Salt and Honey Scrub with Grapefruit and RosemaryFills about 6 half-pint jars. Continue to mix until the oil is mostly absorbed into the grains. Add 2 drops red food coloring and mix well. Scoop the scrub into little jars with holes large enough to dig the product out by hand.

Easy as that! Simply Sweet Skin Softening. You can hide under sweaters, scarves and socks throughout the winter, but summer’s sandals, shorts and sleeveless tops put skin on display. Give yourself a healthy glow by shedding any layers of scaly, dead skin along with the layers of woolen clothes through a homemade beauty treatment. Things you need: Coconut Oil SugarMason jar Essential Oils (optional) Things to do: 1. Melt coconut oil. Or, if you can’t find coconut oil, use olive oil which is just as beneficial for your skin although it does have a stronger scent.

The amount of oil to use depends on how big a batch you want to make. 2. Your body scrub can also be part of a beautiful home foot treatment that will leave you feeling pampered and your feet feeling (and looking) more lovely. Photo Credit: My Sweet Garden This Project Uses These Product(s) Lemon-Salt Body Scrub. It’s time to slough off dry-winter skin with an invigorating homemade body scrub!

This is an easy, all-natural and really, really inexpensive way to pamper yourself. Not to mention this is a great gift for the hostess at all the upcoming summer parties you are going to attend. And of course, it was another way to recycle my cute Republic of Jam jars….I love them. Lemon-Salt Body ScrubAdapted from Martha Stewart 2 cups Epsom salt 1 cup body oil (Burt’s Bee’s Lemon & Vitamin E Oil) Lemon zest, as much as you want for color and fragrance Combine Epsom salt, body oil and lemon zest in a large bowl until fully incorporated.

Ginger and Coconut Oil Sugar Body Scrub. How to take a few things from around the kitchen and turn them into a ginger-infused coconut oil sugar scrub for body and face. 72K+ Today’s post is not about food that you eat. It is, however, about things you normally find in your kitchen like oils and ginger and sugar and kosher salt. While you could technically eat what we are going to make today, I’m suggesting that you feed it to your skin instead.My mom is a lotion fanatic. She has a giant bottle that she is constantly using at home on her hands, her arms, legs, face, wherever. I’m sure part of this stems from being a nurse, where washing your hands so many times a day leads to dryness, which leads to an increase need for lotion. That or she just really likes soft skin.You would think that as her oldest offspring, I may have picked up those same lotion usage habits.

Instead, I have avoided lotion and anything with moisturizing qualities my entire life like the plague. Making Your Own Sugar Scrub: Copyright © Food for My Family. Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe. Don't miss a thing! Sign up to receive The Idea Room posts in your email inbox! Subscribers will also receive special free printables once a month!... It's FREE! Inspiring Mothers, Women and Families Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. Get my posts delivered to your inbox!