Here's a fun one for you today. A little do -it-yourself project that gives you a great pick me up and takes no time at all to do!
Homemade body scrubs are a super easy way to treat yourself that you can whip up at home using natural ingredients from the pantry.
All you need is 1 part oil (coconut, olive oil, almond) to 2 parts sugar (white or brown or salt). Then add whatever essential oils you love.
Here is a one of my favourite recipes for you that is a bit more involved but leaves your skin amazingly soft and irisistable to touch.
Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub
1/4 cup olive oil (we grow and press our own, but try for organic wherever possible)
1/4 cup brown sugar (has anti bacterial properties)
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tbs coffee grounds (helps redistribute fat cells and decrease cellulite)
1 tbs honey (has anti bacterial properties)
1 tsp vanilla (cinnamon or ginger is also divine)
Mix, mix, mix, if the mixture is too wet add more sugar, too dry then add more oil.
Put your lovely scrub into a container that can be sealed, rock on over to your bath and get scrubbing!
Note: Please do not use on your face, brown sugar scrub is for body use only. Stir before use, the oil will settle to the bottom. Be careful of slippery shower floors. This scrub will last up to 2 months.
Upon my travels I stumbled across these super gorgeous labels that would work wonderfully on a glass jar as a gift for a friend. Head over to So it was a Weekend (you can dowload them from her blog).
Have fun and enjoy,