Trying to keep our hands and the rest of our body moisturized during the winter is quite an undertaking. We all have alligator skin at my house. I wonder how it is that I have dry skin and teenage acne at the same time?
Himself had taken the children to the Lego Store at the mall and had to go through a big department store to get there. Some beauty counter lady, probably with a thick accent and heavy on the mascara, approached him trying to sell him a sugar scrub. I think she really wanted to get his number-that big handsome Scot that he is. He declined but told me that she said it is better than salt scrubs as they can be drying to the skin. That made some sense, I had lived at the beach and can remember what the salt air did to my skin and hair. I was glad he did not buy the $69 “miracle” scrub as I told him I could make him some right here in the BRK for a few pennies. I’ll bill him later.
I took some olive oil, which has been used for centuries as a skin moisturizer, sugar, and a few drops of orange essential oil for a nice bouquet from Whole Foods, mixed it all together and placed it in a giant tea cup to place by my sink. I think a few drops of peppermint oil would be zippy and tingly which would be nice for our tired, rough feet.
Aran over at Cannelle et Vanille made her sugar scrub using coconut oil, lemon verbena from her garden, and demerara sugar.
See what sugar, oil, and aroma combinations you can come up with. Your hands, feet, and elbows will love you.
PS- I use the saucer as a lid when I am finished using the scrub. Try to use what you have around your home instead of purchasing something.
PPS- The other night Himself got pine sap on his hands when building a fire and was looking for something to remove it. I directed him to the sugar scrub and we were pleased that it removed the pitch so quickly.