FUN FRIDAY

We’re in all caps today because this Fun Friday is a particularly girly and lovely one. Now hold on men, where are you going!? This post may hold the secret gift to woo your wife, your girlfriend, or your future girlfriend. So don’t go anywhere because nothing is more romantic than a hand-made gift (come back, come back, it’s easy). Particularly one for pampering her. Today, I present to you several different recipes for body scrubs! Men: A body scrub is a gritty and yummy-smelling substance that is used to exfoliate the skin (think soft, smooth skin). These make the perfect little gift or stocking stuffer, so with the holidays around the corner, you won’t want to miss this one. 

Citrus Salt Scrub

What you will need
1 cup sea salt 

1/4 cup almond oil 
(can substitute olive oil or vegetable oil)  
1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest)  
1/2 tsp orange zest

Mix: First mix the oil and sea salt together. Add a bit of oil at a time, you may not need all that is called for! Add orange zest. Drizzle the lemon juice over the salt and oil mix. You do not want too much lemon juice, or else your mixture will become a watery consistency. Enjoy!

Rosemary Mint Scrub

What you will need
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Kosher or Epsom Salt
1 cup Carrier Oil, such as Fractionated Coconut Oil
5-10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
5-10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix: In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, salt, and fractionated coconut oil. Stir until well mixed. Add 2 drops each of rosemary and peppermint pure essential oil. Stir until the scent is evenly distributed throughout the sugar and salt mixture. Add the scrub to a jar and tighten the lid to seal.

Soothing Lavender Scrub

What you will need:
1 cup organic cane sugar
1/3 cup celtic sea salt
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
2-3 tablespoons almond oil
1 tablespoon Vitamin E
Lavender Essential Oil

Mix: Start with a recycled jar, and then add a little bit of the salt, sugar, coconut oil {one at a time so you can control the consistency} and then add the rest of the ingredients. You can also make a nice sugar scrub with 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil and essential oil.  For a brown sugar scrub, try 2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Scrub

What you will need:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ground oatmeal (not the instant kind)
1/4 cup pure honey
3/4 – 1 cup oil (extra virgin olive, jojoba, grapeseed, or sweet almond)
1/4 tsp essential or fragrance oil (optional)

Mix: Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl or clean container. In the shower, use gentle circular motions to buff the scrub onto your body and thoroughly wash it off with warm water.

Honey and Oil Scrub

What you will need:
3 tbs olive oil
2 tbs organic honey
1/2 cup sugar

Mix: Pour olive oil and honey into the jar. It helps if you pour the oil in first because the honey doesn’t stick to your tablespoon. Add sugar and stir with a chopstick or clean utensil.

Coffee Scrub

What you will need:
1 cup ground coffee (any kind will do)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tbs fresh ground cinnamon (use a coffee grinder to pulverize 2 cinnamon sticks or try ground cinnamon from a jar)

Mix: Blend all of these ingredients together in an airtight container (like a mason jar with a screw top lid — very pretty and will look nice).

Happy Friday and you’re welcome.

Sandy Hayden

Content and Image Credit: Citrus Salt Scrub, Rosemary Mint Scrub, Soothing Lavender Scrub, Brown Sugar Oatmeal Scrub, Honey and Oil Scrub, and Coffee Scrub.

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