Carrie Leigh (carrie_leigh) wrote,
Carrie Leigh

Brown Sugar Scrub

I blame Pinterest.

"For what?" You may be asking.

"Just in general," I answer with an annoyed air. "I blame Pinterest." (Just kidding. I love Pinterest to itty bitty pieces. If I didn't love my husband so much, I'd marry Pinterest and have cute little Pinterest babies.)

It's winter in the Texas Panhandle. Normally a dry place, lately it's been beyond arid, despite last night's sudden rainstorm. My skin is so dry, it is one big flake, and super itchy. My cuticles look like something out of a horror movie. I quit going to my nail girl because she tutted and scolded and shook her head in disapproval every time I'd go in. And then say something to her friend in Vietnamese and laugh, leaving me to decide that they were just talking about something else, and not me.


Anyhow, I found a brown sugar scrub on the Almighty Pinterest, and lo and behold, I had all the ingredients! So I tweaked it, added and subtracted, and that's what I did this morning after the kids left for school.

1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup raw sugar
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I'm going to try sweet almond oil next time)
1 teaspoon Vitamin E (or you could cut open Vitamin E liquid gel caps)
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 tablespoon honey

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then divide into pretty jars. These formerly held Bonne Maman Apricot Jam, and I use them all the time for homemade salad dressings, leftovers, etc. The gingham top makes me happy. And it's perfect to hold this brown sugar scrub for a Valentine's Day gift.

And P.S... I've used this stuff. It's good. It beat my cuticles into submission, and I'm presently not itchy at all, praise God. It does leave the bathtub kinda oily, so be careful when you're getting out after using it. I don't want to be blamed for you naked, wet and mad with a broken leg, having to call the paramedics to rescue you from your bathroom floor.

But don't let that mental picture keep you from making and using it. I have a jar by the kitchen sink and one in my bathroom. I endorse it heartily.
Tags: crafts, picture, recipe

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