A Mother’s Day Body Scrub
|Okay, I admit. This is an older picture, but it looked a lot like this today.
Strolling down suburban side streets my daughter and I explored and dreamed. Clambering to the top of a patriotically red and blue jungle gym we leaned against the breeze and sucked in the warm summer air. Passing boxy little World War II bungalows, she grabbed my hand, and we swung our hands as we walked. “Ahh, I can’t wait until Monday to see if they accept our offer on the house,” she said.
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?