DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
•  ½ cup ground coffee
• ½ cup white sugar
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ½ Tb spoon nutmeg
• ½ Tb spoon cinnamon
Directions:
• Combine dry ingredients.
• Add olive oil and use fork to mix in.
• Spoon into mason jars or other airtight containers and seal.

 

DIY Rosewater Toner

The delicate appearance and exquisite scent of the rose have associated this flower with love, beauty and well-being for centuries. Many claim that the essential oil made from roses has the ability to balance and soothe both emotionally and topically. Rose oil perfume is calming to the spirit, and beauty products made from roses are especially beneficial for inflamed, dry or sensitive skin.

Commercially prepared rosewater is a byproduct of the steam distillation process used to produce the very expensive and highly valued oil, and it makes an excellent toner. It’s simple and enjoyable to make your own rosewater toner with little effort and expense.

Ingredients:
• petals from 2 roses equivalent to 1 cup of packed petals
• 2 cups boiling water

Directions:
•Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the petals in a pan, covering them with a lid.
• Allow the water and petals to sit until the mixture cools to room temperature.
• After placing a strainer over a 2-cup capacity sterilized glass bottle, pour the water into the container.
• It is recommended to keep some of the rosewater in a smaller bottle for everyday use and store the remainder in the refrigerator for about one week.

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Winter is finally over and if the cold, dry air has turned your hands into sandpaper like it has mine, you`ll appreciate this hand scrub that leaves your hands soft, smooth and smelling delicious! Turn your old jars into thoughtful, homemade gifts (& keep one for yourself!)

I used to buy  L’Occitane Shea Butter One Minute Hand Scrub. The scrub is amazing but $24 is a little too much for a jar of sugar.

Ingredients:
• 2 1/2 Cups of Sugar
• 1 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 4 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
• Few drops of vanilla

Directions:
• Mix sugar, extra virgin olive oil.
• Add lemon juice.
• Adding a few drops of vanilla extract is optional but it makes the smell even yummier.
• Mix really well until a gritty paste forms and spoon into a glass container.

After sitting for awhile you may need to mix prior to using as the sugar may settle. A tiny bit is all you need and it leaves your skin extra soft and smooth.

DIY Honey Body Scrub

Ok, I know I have a cabinet full of body scrubs in the bathroom but it is so much fun making one or two  yourself. This one is my favorite. it is easy to make, easy to keep and it is not messy. ( The last one I’ve tried to make was the coffee one and two months later I still find coffee left overs here and there).

Ingredients:
• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1/2 cup pure honey
• 1/4 cup raw sugar

Directions:
• Mix together all the ingredients.
• Place scrub into a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.

When you use the scrub, use firm, slow and gentle circular movements on the areas where you need extra healing, moisture and exfoliation.