Yes, even I, Matt’s wife, Sandra, can sometimes be creative in the kitchen. However, it usually only involves recipes that have three or four ingredients and about as many lines of directions! Otherwise, I just wait for my honey to make me something delicious! This is not my very own recipe and I’m sure many of you have your own little concoctions as well. But again, since I have so few things that I do in the kitchen and this one has the added benefit of being great for my skin, I thought I’d share it with Wendy’s followers. Maybe someday I’ll share my scrambled eggs recipe 🙂 First, ingredients… All you need is 1 cup of olive oil and 1 cup of brown sugar. I use ½ cup of light brown sugar and ½ cup of dark sugar. Oh, and a little sea salt if you want but you don’t need it. You can mix and match different types of oils (add a bit of rose hip oil or use almond oil instead of olive, etc.). You can use only dark or only light brown sugar. I like to mix. Also, the olive oil I use is ‘light’; however, you can use any olive oil or EVO or almond, like I mentioned. Use a container that will hold at least the cup of oil but gives you enough room to use a spoon to mix together. I had an empty body scrub container that I used (and paid $15 for!) and now continue to reuse.
Dump the sugar into the container. Pour the olive oil over it and mix. SIMPLE! I then take a few tablespoons of sea salt (shhhhh…..don’t tell Matt I’m using his favorite sea salt!) and mix that in as well. It gives the scrub a little more ‘oomph’ and texture.
Put the lid on and now I have body scrub for the next month or so! Basically for free (or almost free) and just by using what was already in the pantry!
I keep my scrub in the shower (where else?!) and use it once or twice a week on my legs and arms. Fair warning: Make sure you clean out the shower stall after using it! We don’t want any slippage accidents!
So, that’s it. My very own body scrub shared with you, Wendy’s readers 🙂
I’m sure Matt’s next blog will be way more interesting and I guarantee it will have more than three ingredients! But sometimes the simple things are just as nice
Have a great day! Sandra