Here’s a recipe to brighten your day- and get you in the mood to book that tropical vacation!
Anyone else got a case of the winter blues? I sure do! I’m done with the cold and I’m ready to ditch my winter coat- and it’s only February. Ugh.
Even though I can’t make Mother Nature change her mind about the local forecast, I can change my mood. This sugar scrub smells like fresh sliced pineapple and leaves the skin smooth and silky. It’s sure to perk up even the grumpiest case of the winter blues!
For this tropical scrub you’ll need:
2 cups White Sugar
1/3 cup Sweet Almond Oil
1/3 cup Grapeseed Oil
1/3 cup Avocado Oil
I’m not kidding guys- this fragrance oil smells AH-MAZING. I’ll probably be using it for at least 100 more things…
Start by mixing the oils with the sugar. I love this blend of oils for the winter because they’re SUPER moisturizing. Avocado oil is wonderful for dry, itchy skin and is deeply absorbed. Perfect for dry, flaky winter skin.
Mix the oils and sugar well, being sure to scoop from the bottom of the bowl to get all dry sugar particles. This mixture should be evenly wet with the oils.
Next, add in the fragrance oil. I could have added double the amount I used because I love this fragrance so much, but 1 TBS gives it the perfect fruity scent without being overpowering.
Now for color. This step is optional (it’s absolutely perfect without the color) but I really love the result with a little bit of yellow pigment. Remember- a little goes a LONG way so start with a tiny bit and work your way up! If you use too much you’ll see a trace of color on the skin when you use it (which will rinse right off).
Pineapple snow cone anyone? It kind of looks like it, right?! The pigment gives it the perfect yellow color to match the pineapple fragrance.
Scoop the mixture into a lidded container and finish it with a printed label.
To use: gently massage over damp skin and rinse with water. Blot to dry and massage the remaining oil into the skin to absorb all of the nourishing benefits!
Your skin will thank you!
Ingredients/products/Recipe courtesy of http://www.bulkapothecary.com