By Request.......Brown Sugar Scrub
Nov. 29, 2011 12:56 pm
Updated: Dec. 9, 2011 7:28 am
As the economy continues to slump, we must rise to the challenge. This may include making homeade Christmas gifts. Last year I made this brown sugar scrub, packaged it up in recycled glass jars (even jelly jars will do) that have lids and tied them up
with ribbon or raffia. If you can afford mason jars all the better. I used the product myself and found it especially nice on my elbows and the tops of my feet. Here's the simple recipe, using all fresh edible ingredients, no dyes etc.
Combine two cups brown sugar (coarser grained the better), one cup honey, three tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed please), and two teaspoons of ginger prefereably fresh and microplaned/minced , or powdered ginger in a pinch. It keeps in the refrig.
for more than a few days in a closed plastic or glass container. It smells good. It does not dry out our skin like a salt scrub can. It looks a bit odd, due to the brown color but I got no complaints and everyone asked for more. Hope you like it too.
Nothing ventured nothing gained.
I have this nagging thought in the back of my mind that I added walnut, almond or sesame oil to some of my portion because I have really dry skin, but I don't remember the result. Play around and let me know.