Today I want to introduce you to the salt scrub. I've created a number of sugar scrubs throughout the last year but have yet to dabble in the salt scrub. To be honest, I was a little skeptical of it. Sugar scrubs smell (and taste) wonderfully plus do such a great job at exfoliating the skin, so it was easy to stick with creating sugar scrubs. But now I'm proud to admit I'm a firm believer in the salt scrub. This particular scrub is great for those tired mornings. While the salt removes old skin cells and makes the skin extra smooth, the lemon revives and freshens your skin, giving you a fresh, lightened glow. Lemon is also used to fight acne and helps prevent future breakouts.
1/2 cup sea salt
2 tbsp coconut oil (jojoba and grapeseed oil works as well)
Begin by melting the oil on the stove top. Once melted, pour into a glass bowl. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze all of the juice into the bowl. Lastly, mix in the salt and store in a sealable container. You may need more or less salt than the recipe requires, depending on the amount of juice you squeeze from the lemon. You want the texture to be smooth with no clumps, but where no extra oil is sitting in the bottom of the bowl.
tip* try adding in a tsp of honey to the mix for extra smooth skin.
I'm not sure of the shelf life, but if you store it in a cool, dry area it should have a relatively long shelf life.
One of my favorite diy's on the ole' blog to date. This easy project takes less than two hours and is great to wear as the season changes over from winter to spring. Enjoy!
Supplies: sweatshirt, fabric squares, scissors, sewing pins, sewing machine.
1-2. Begin by cutting down the middle of the back of the sweatshirt. Cut 2-3 inches off each flap so that there is a gap between. Hem the edges with a zig zag stitch. I also cut off the sleeves and rolled them, making it a three-quarters sleeve.
3. Next, cut out fabric pieces, 6x8 inches. I chose to have six different bows.
4. Fold in half width wise, and stitch together. Flip right side out.
5. Next, stitch together the same amount of smaller tubes, 2.5x3.5 inches. Flip them right side out. Stitch the ends together making a ring. Pull this ring over the large tubes, making a bow. I mixed and matched the fabrics.
6. Lastly, pin the bows in place throughout the sweatshirt, giving an even gap between each bow. Sew them in place with a zig zag stitch.