"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, January 10, 2011

vanilla and orange body scrub

In the winter time I love take baths a few times a week. I like to read a good magazine (or a celebrity gossip mag), maybe drink some wine or tea, and of course use my homemade body scrub. I mix it up just before my soak. It makes my skin silky smooth. Most the time I have all the ingredients on hand and not to mention its cheap!!

1 cup white sugar or sea salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon orange zest
the juice of the same orange you zested
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar or salt with oil. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix to combine. This will be enough scrub for at least two uses. 

You can get really creative and use essential oils, herbs and other fruits. Lavender essential oil is also divine, just omit the orange and you have a vanilla lavender scrub. You can also replace the orange for lemon and add some rosemary for a lemon and rosemary scrub. Have fun with it!! 

Oh and p.s don't use it on your face unless you want to look like you are going through puberty all over agin!! 
The Shabby Nest

1 comment:

Debra said...

Looks so good Nicole,love the pictures :)