Back in the day, I concocted a lot of homemade beauty treatments. I didn’t have the money for fancy prods, and was somewhat of a tree-hugger (Birkenstocks and the dawn of recycling will do that to a girly-girl). Egg whites were my go-to ingredient for face masks, and I regularly squeezed lemon in my hair to give it natural highlights. Sound familiar? On a recent trip to NC, my sister-in-law suggested a DIY spa day. I was not exactly thrilled. Until we arrived at the natural foods store, and it was like the mother ship calling me home. Now I’m on a mission to find recipes that work, and don’t make a total mess of my kitchen/bathroom. First up, a super-simple body scrub that’s packed with energizing ingredients, and feels and smells ALMOST as good as the Brown Sugar Body Polish from Fresh.
SUGAR-SUGAR BODY SCRUB
2 T olive oil
1/2 cup turbinado (raw) sugar
10 drops blood orange essential oil (or any flavah you like)
1/4 cup coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot
Mix everything together in a large bowl, like so, while noting my eyelash extensions:
It takes all of two minutes to make. I took the mixing bowl directly to the shower because I’m lazy like that, then popped the leftover scrub into the fridge for the next day—I like it best when fresh!
Do you DIY? Care to share a recipe with Beauty Bets readers? This could become a regular column, if y’all are into it? Let me know!