Hey all!! Sorry I missed you on Friday (lol, you may not have noticed I didn't post a Friday Five). The boys were in rare form, and I had a serious case of writers block?!? Anyway, I can't wait to show you what I did this weekend.
So in my last Friday Five, I explained how I'd like to take care of me a little better. Give myself a bit of pampering here and there. Well a side from giving myself a full Mary Kay Miracle Set treatment here and there, I also decided to get back to giving myself spa treatments. You know foot soaks, and all. Well I happened to be searching for race car party ideas (the Munchkin is turning 3, more on that later...), anyway I found this on one of my bloggy friend Latoya's Page.
|Pinterest via The Scott's Crib|
I am easily distracted so while it had nothing to do with race car parties, I decided to take a closer look.
Your very own salt scrub?!!?! I have got to try that... and I did!!
Years ago I used to get this scrub from Bath & Body Works. It was a lavender scented sugar scrub, and it used to make my skin feel so smooth and smell delish!! Problem... it was $20 a jar. Also these days hubby and I share a car, so trips to the mall during the week don't happen, and honestly... taking an almost 3 year old and a 16 month old are hardly my idea at a fun trip to the mall.
Anyway... here's what I did. During my trip to the super market I bought the following: Raw sugar (I was trying to imitate my fav from BBW), Grape seed oil (okay in the original pin it says olive oil, but I forgot and figured I just pic any kind). The Sugar was $2.99, and the oil was 4.99. You see where I'm going with this???
When I got home and re-read the pin I saw that you could use almond oil or olive oil, as luck would have it, I actually had a bottle of a body oil mix (almond, olive, peanut... and Vitamin E). I grabbed this bottle, my bottle of lavender essential oil, my new purchases, and a random glass jar that I had just sitting around waiting to be used.
|Sorry the pic qualities aren't so great... I did this at night.|
I bought the Almond mixture from a natural health food store, I think it was around $7, I typically add this to bath water (I get really dry skin in the winter). The essential oil came from the same store for $9.99 (I know because the price sticker is still there), yes sounds like a lot for such a small bottle (it's the little dark brown one).. but you really only use a few drops at a time. I've been using drops like crazy: in the bath tub if I take a soak, in shampoos and conditioners, lotions.. you get the idea.. I love the smell of lavender and the bottle is still filled to near the top.
I added equal parts of the almond oil, and grape seed oil. Notice the jar isn't even half full? If I was to do it again I'd start with less oil. Possibly 1/4 cups of each oil (or you could just do 1/2 cup olive oil).
Then I added about 5 drops of essential oil.
Then I started pouring my sugar in. Not sure how much... maybe a cup and a half (maybe 2?). I just kept pouring until it was at the top.
And that's it. Voila' !!! I tried it right away on my hands, and could not stop rubbing them together and smelling them (sounds crazy right?). Later on in the shower I gave myself the spa like scrub my dry skin has been needing. OMG!! I am so excited to have found this. I will never go back to store bought scrubs. This was so simple and inexpensive to do.
If you count what I spent at the grocery store it cost me $7.98, compared to $20 for a smaller jar!!! If you add in the other oils I used the total is $24.99... but I have so much leftover I could make this at least three more times... and still have PLENTY of essential oil left!!! I may start getting creative and add some aloe, or maybe combine some other kind of essential oils for different scents.