I wanted to post the recipe for the Holiday BLOB that I mentioned in my last post. I love salt scrubs and was spending a ridiculous amount of money on them when I realized that I could make them at home for a fraction of the cost.
In a bowl, mix:
1 cup olive oil
1 cup sea salt – course ground (I get it by the bucket at Hobby Lobby)
1 cup sea salt – fine grind (from the grocery store)
Mix well and then add whatever essential oils that you like, happen to have on hand. I particularly like Orange, so I add in:
1 packet orange peel (also from Hobby lobby, but you can make your own zest and dry and grind it up)
5-10 drops of sweet orange oil (depending on how strong you like the scent)
For Christmas gifts this year, I pretty some in pretty glass containers and wrapped them up, but you can put them into any container that has a wide mouth – a clean plastic cottage cheese tub with a lid works really well.
Then when you finished with your usual bath or shower, take a scoop and scrub all over your arms, legs, torso. I use it on my face, too, but be careful if you try your face and don’t get it in your eyes.
Then rinse off with warm water and massage the olive oil into your skin. Leaves a nice, silky feeling and a pretty scent.
Oh and here’s the label I attached to my gifts this year:
I remember Christmas morning breakfasts that smelled of baking sweet rolls with orange glaze on top. The scent of that inspired Brier’s Luscious Orange Bath – sea salt, olive oil, orange peel and sweet orange oil.
Directions: Apply to moist skin in the bath or shower and scrub all over. Rinse with warm water and massage oil into your skin for instant mood lift and silky skin.