HEEEEEYYYYYYY guys! It’s been such a very long time! Pretty sure if you go back to my first post, you’ll realize I can disappear like Houdini. Not sure if that’s a depression/anxiety thing or an anti-social thing. I’m keeping my promise though and getting right back into the swing of things. A lot has been going on since I last posted as well. A major career change, promotion, extra work…and of course regular life. But, you didn’t come here to listen to me babble on about MY life, you want to read what I gotta say…..so without any further hang-ups:
Today I wanted to talk about something I’ve been enjoying immensely the past few months. SCRUBS! Body scrubs, and lip scrubs to be particular. I’m just now getting into the realm of awesomeness (Like where the hell have I been living?!) known as beauty products. I’ve had some body and lip scrubs laying around from Lush that I finally decided to crack open and use. Why I never bothered with this stuff before is beyond me. I was smitten with my Cup ‘O’ Joe body scrub and my popcorn lipscrub. I blew through those things within two weeks. No big deal I thought to myself as I log into Lush to choose some new scrub goodies…..yeah I was wrong on that one. I must’ve had an impulsive moment when I bought those things cuz golly they were expensive.
Remember I’m CHEAP, single mom.
Ok, so then my next step would be to venture into making my own. When buying ingredients for DIY stuff like this, you tend to shell out the same amount of money, but get more bang for your buck. I spent about $30 on all my DIY scrub products (about the same as Lush) but am getting four months of constant use out of mine.
Ingredients to use:
Sugar(finer grit for lips)
My favorite body scrub is my jasmine scrub with lemon. It’s simply epsom salt, jasmine essential oil, lemon oil (or zest) and coconut oil. The jasmine is a sexy scent that is also relaxing for the nerves, and the lemon gives you the rejuvenating effects while the coconut oil moisturizes your skin. I love using my body scrubs after a long day, but also on the days where I feel grimy. The days where you literally want to shed your skin because for some reason you just feel gross (Either you sweated like a pig, got caught in the city rain, fell in a mud hole..etc)They are just so uplifting to my mood! Try it out! Bath bombs are soon to be on my DIY To-Do List.