Food for your skin

24 Dec

I’ve learned that there are two kinds of people in this world.

There’s the kind of people who buy and make all of their Christmas gifts ahead of time and avoid the Christmas rush completely.  All they have to do today is finish up wrapping.  Maybe bake some cookies.  Listen to music.  Take a bubble bath.  Lounge around in pj’s all day.

And then there are the people who wait until Christmas Eve to start shopping.  The ones who brave the crowds at the stores.  The crazies who think for some reason it would be a good idea to go to the mall today.  And think they’ll still be able to find their car in that mess of a parking lot after three hours of shopping.

If you’re the first kind of person, this stuff is for you.

Have a little me time today before all your nutsy relatives arrive at your house tomorrow.

If you’re the second person, this stuff is your savior.  Put down that Christmas list.  Step away from the credit card.  If you play it right, all you should need today is some coconut oil and a few mason jars.  20 bucks, max.  I promise.

Pair this with a log of cookie dough or a pair of socks or nothing at all and you have the perfect gift for that cousin, aunt, mom, grandma, girlfriend, sister, or skin-conscious brother…

COCONUT SUGAR SCRUB

  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 c. – 3/4 c. coconut oil, just enough to bring the sugar together
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix together the sugar and vanilla.  Add in the coconut oil and stir just until combined.  You don’t want the mixture to be wet, but the sugar should stick to itself.  Put it into clean glass mason jars with gift tags and instructions.

How to use:  with a scrub brush or just your fingers, rub the mixture onto your skin, then wash away with water.  It’s best to do this right before you take a shower, that way you don’t have a huge mess on your hands when you go to rinse it off.

You can mess with this recipe all you want.  You can use whatever oils you have on hand, add in different extracts and essential oils for different scents, or throw some oatmeal in there for extra exfoliation.

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2 Responses to “Food for your skin”

  1. Kelly December 24, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Could you be any more amazing??? So creative, so wonderful, I can’t wait to make it!

    • bakerbarth December 24, 2011 at 9:16 am #

      well, I could try, but… 🙂 love you kelly.

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