Tuesday, February 26, 2013
DIY orange sugar body scrub
Hello there bloggie friends! I've been really trying to jump on the all natural products band wagon, so I thought I'd try my hand at some DIY beauty. I'm still trying to find uses for all that citrus I've been getting in my CSA bin, considering it's the end of February, and nothing is growing in Seattle right now that we haven't been eating for months. It is neat that citrus is so bright and refreshing in contrast to the long and gray winter. Oranges are definitely a fave.
I've got suuuuuuuper dry skin. Icky dry skin. Why is it so hard to find products out there for dry skin that don't have unnatural fragrance or alcohol???? It slays me. There are few products I can use on my sensitive exterior, and they are so freakin expensive. GAH!
Enter orange and olive oil to the rescue! This stuff is awesome. I mean, my skin was soft and hydrated. WHA??!!! And all I had to do was mix up some goodies around my kitchen.
To make about a cup:
1 cup raw sugar (or some kind of coarse sugar for exfoliating)
1/2 cup olive oil
the juice of 1/2 an orange
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
Mix well and keep in an airtight container. I'm not quite sure how long this will keep because of the orange juice. I've had mine for about a week and it seems just fine. Some warnings though: this makes your tub super slick!!! Be really really careful about using a glass container with a slick shower bottom. I would definitely test this on your skin before using, and remember that citrus will make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
It smells divine. And the smell sticks with you too. This will definitely be a weekly routine for me from now on. I'd like to try some different combos though, like an herby lemony one maybe. I'll be sure to post when I try them out!
Have a great day friends,