Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

Recently, I was tempted to buy an expensive scrub at the store and had to remind myself that I could make one very easily at home.  I love the smell of this scrub because it is natural.  You can smell the grassy tones of the olive oil and fresh, citrus smell of the lemon zest.  I used this scrub as my reward after my painful workout.  Even if I miss a week of workout, it is so hard to get back into it but I cringe in my sweat, force myself to get through it and chant positive messages to myself while Gracie just stares at me and tries to lick my sweat off of me.  It is sweet but gross too.  Also, here is the recipe for the another DIY scrub that I make.  It is the lemon lavender salt scrub

Recipe
Makes 1 scrub

Ingredients
3 tbs cane sugar
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbs lemon juice (optional)

Directions
Mix the cane sugar and olive oil in a container.  Use a zester to zest the grind of 1 lemon.  Add the lemon zest in and if you want, add in lemon juice.

I put the lemon juice as optional because if your skin is sensitive, you will feel the acid from the lemon juice.  I just add in a little nowadays.   


I used an empty container of one of my favorite bath products.  I love the ginger souffle at Origins.  It smells so good but this scrub also smells therapeutic.  It totally helps me to unwind at the end of a day.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVING THE NEW Look and Feel!!!
-Ryann

Monica said...

thanks hun! you are back! =) can't wait to hear about your trip!!

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