|Okay, I admit. This is an older picture, but it looked a lot like this today.|
An afternoon nap, some grilling in the sun, and children's blanket forts swarmed the deck. Tonight after a family supper, some speed Scrabble at the table, and a chilly twilight bike ride through shadowy wooded trails, the house is quiet. Two kids sleep, one teen emails, and my husband and I relax in the lamp-lit living room.
Inspired by a portion of Ann's post that linked to a DIY bath scrub, I researched several recipes and decided to mix up a large batch for mother's day gifts.
With only three ingredients, my final recipe was easy, healthy for your skin, and fragrant. Here is my recipe:
Mother's Day Brown Sugar and Olive Oil Body Scrub
-cold pressed olive oil, extra virgin, about four ounces.
-raw cane sugar, 24 ounces
-essential oils (I used tangerine scent for a light, fresh fragrance, and shook in about 25 drops.)
Found at any co-op or fresh foods store, mix in large glass bowl about four ounces of olive oil, 24 ounces of raw cane sugar, and about 25-30 drops of essential oils. Store in air-tight containers and decorate as gifts.
Directions for use: Wet hands, feet, body. Massage sugar scrub into skin to exfoliate, smooth, and moisturize skin. Rinse with water and pat dry. Skin will feel silky smooth. Enjoy!
I am so thankful for the moms in my life. What is one thing you are thankful for from a mom-figure in your life?