As we all know, being a mom to a toddler doesn't leave much time for me to pamper myself anymore. Pre-baby, I enjoyed long shower with body scrubs, hair mask, followed by total body lotion/oil. Post-baby, having long shower is consider a luxury.
Speaking of body scrub, I've recently discovered a super easy homemade sugar scrub recipe that works far better than any store bought version. Except for maybe, Origins' Ginger Body Scrub. I still dig that stuff but at US$35 a pop, I feel like I can't use it too liberally. So a homemade version is not only more affordable (read: dirt cheap), it is also all natural and very moisturising for my dry skin. My skin doesn't feel tight after using the scrub, and I can skip body lotion!
You could also put it in a jar, stick a cute label on, and it make a nice thoughtful gift for friends and family.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
Fill a jar of your choice with sugar. I used a clean used moisturiser jar. You can use any type of sugar but I used the raw sugar I have left sitting in the pantry since I've cut out sugars from my diet. Brown sugar would work well too.
Next, fill the jar with olive oil. Almond oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, or a blend of 2 oils would work too.
Add 15-20 drops of essential oil for the great scent. My favourites are lavender, ylang ylang, lemongrass and grapefruit.
Enjoy in the shower.
PS: Here are more natural homemade remedy for beauty.