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Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I’m looking forward to seeing what this approaching New Year has to bring in year 2013. For now I will enjoy whats left of 2012 and this homemade peppermint sugar scrub I made which makes a nice exfoliant. It also makes a nice gift for girlfriends and you could change the colors to fit your occasion (Baby showers, Birthdays, etc.) or any holiday (Valentines, Christmas, etc.).
Ingredients
2 Cups of Sugar
Red Food Color
Mason Jar
1/3 Cup of Light Olive Oil
1/8 Cup of Coconut Oil
1/4 tsp of Peppermint Essential Oil
Pour sugar in a bowl, add the olive oil, coconut oil, and peppermint oil. Mix well. In separate bowl I added more sugar and oil and red food color (until I reached my desired color). There is not an exact science or measurement when making your scrub. You can add as much oil of the sugar or oils as you like until you reach the desired texture and smell you like. Then pack into a mason jar tightly. I tied a ribbon around mine with a candy cane! 🙂
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Silky Legs

Miracles do exist! 🙂 Seriously, though I discovered a little trick to silky, smooth, shiny legs! It’s not an ancient chinese secret buy yet another bloggers homemade remedy. A few simple ingredients and it WORKS!
Scrub
2 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of oil (coconut or fragranced oil)
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of cocoa butter moisturizing gel oil (optional)
5 tablespoons of lime juice
Draw a hot bath and soak first for a few minutes. Shave one leg and take a handful of scrub and rub over the shaved leg. Scrub the leg well and rinse off. Then, shave the same leg again and scrub same leg again with the scrub. The first shave removes the hair and the scrub helps remove the dead skin while the second shave reassures total removal of hair and dead skin. Repeat same procedure on other leg. You will constantly need to rinse razor. I prefer using the guys Xtreme Schick 3 razor I feel I get a better shave (personal preference). Once done towel dry off and I like to put the moisturizing gel oil on my legs they have a glow to them but you can use a lotion if you feel they are too shiny. Any leftover sugar scrub you can put in a container for the next time you want a smooth shave. FYI..I don’t recommend doing this if you have a spray tan because the mineral oil in the moisturizing gel oil will eat your tan away but it’s great to do when your tan fades as an exfoliant!


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