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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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Shea Butter Body Scrub

As women we spend so much time multitasking putting work, family, etc before our own needs that we tend to neglect pampering ourselves. So, I think you should always mark some time off on your calendar and call it “ME TIME”! For some it may seem or feel a bit indulgent but YOU deserve it. After all, we only live once and the spa is relaxing and reduces stress. Let’s not forget its healthy to have ME time (everyone needs time to themselves)! That’s exactly what I did yesterday with my girlfriend Jen at the Spa at Four Seasons. We took an afternoon venture downtown for a hot stone massage and a scrub. I decided to do a scrub because I felt I was becoming a statistic always ordering a typical massage and facial. My skin has been extremely dry, therefore I went with the moisturizing shea butter and salt scrub which is infused with shea butter, sunflower oil, and safflower oil. It was perfect for my over exposed dry skin. My spa therapist applied the scrub all over me, then I rinsed off the scrub in the shower attached to the room, and she then applied shea butter all over my skin. WOWZERS! Incredibly smooth baby soft skin!
After, I decided to purchase the ISUN shea butter body scrub. It’s a nourishing & moisturizing body exfoliant with organic shea butter and mineral salts. Infused with lavender, peppermint, and rosemary essential oils. I figured I would give myself a weekly scrub at home and try to maintain healthy skin with a glow. 😉
Alternative: You can make scrubs at home by using sugar, salt, olive oil, or purchase an oil (saffron, sunflower, etc), and you can add scented oil for a pleasant smell (lavender, mandarin, etc). Budgeted scrubs that will get the job done!

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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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