So if I tell Hubs about a potential project and he asks how many hours it’s going to take and I give him my (always low-balling) estimate and he raises his eyebrows, I might reconsider.
Is it worth the time and effort? Or would my resources be better spent elsewhere?
When it comes to beauty products, for me, the answers are usually 1.) no and 2.) yes.
In these cases, I’m a buyer, not a maker. Figuring out the right balance of apple cider vinegar and baking soda to successfully do the no-poo method and making my own lotion has always felt more overwhelming than exciting.
But when my favorite body scrub accidentally got filled with bathwater, I got motivated to make my own.
And you know what? It was super easy. I love it and use it several times a week.
Crazy Easy DIY Face/Body Scrub
:: Ingredients* ::
*2T fine-ground Celtic sea salt**
*A few drops of lemon essential oil
*A small glass jar (old jelly jar, etc.)
:: How to Make It ::
Pour the jojoba oil into the jar. Add the salt and the lemon oil.
(The scent of the lemon oil is one reason why I love this stuff, but you could also use lavender or another favorite oil).
Stir to combine. You’re done!
:: How to Use It ::
Apply a small amount to damp skin and gently massage. Then rise with warm water and pat dry.
If I’m applying it to my face, I’ll generally use a warm, wet washcloth (these are my favorite) to help remove the excess oil. But jojoba oil is so similar to our skin’s natural oils that even if I don’t remove it all, it leaves more of a healthy glow than a greasy mess. (P.S., this is why I don’t use olive or coconut oil in the recipe).
*You could make it in larger batches if needed, but as I mostly use it on my face (and use a small amount at a time), these amounts work best for me.
**Finely ground is what you want for use on your face. If you’ve only got course on hand, I’d only use it on your body.
Do you find it worth your time to make any beauty products? Have any easy favorites? If so, please share! 🙂
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