Hi, everyone! My computer was down for some reason, it wouldn’t let me got to some sites, I’m not sure why, so I couldn’t get onto Craftalicious to write. It’s because of dam Rawstream. Everyone HATES Rawstream, you can’t even remove it without it coming back and trying to get your information and to let you in. You can’t escape it because it locks you out of everything because you’re not letting it in. It’s even worse than Grammarly! You can read my review of Grammarly at my blog Schoolerama.Introducing Schoolerama – YouTube or here at Schoolerama
I was trying to remove Rawstream, but instead, it removed me. I hate you freaking Rawstream! I hope all the people who made Rawstream are reading this! I swear I’ll review Rawstream with 1/1,000,000 of a star. No, not even! 1/1,000,000,000,000,000 of a star!
Well, anyways, let’s get to it! Today we’re going to be making an excellent exfoliator scrub. This is the first blog post in the Beautify with DIYs series.
Answer each of these questions honestly:
Do you have acne?
Do you have dry skin?
Do you have oily skin?
Do you forget to take care of your skin every day?
Do you wear makeup?
Do you want to improve your skin, but you are sluggish?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, a scrub is right for you.
I’ve tried tons of recipes, but only one has worked perfectly for me. This scrub will exfoliate your skin leaving it baby soft! In fact, the kind of, “I’m so smooth I don’t need to shave” soft.
So without further ado; let’s go!
To make this you’ll need:
- 1 cup Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla (optional)
- Two teaspoons Cinnamon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Ginger (optional)
- Two tablespoons Coconut oil or any oil of your choice
- ¼ cup to ⅓ cup Baking soda (for people with acne)
- A few drops of an essential oil of your choice, like peppermint or tea tree oil (optional for an extra benefit, and for smell)
- 1 tablespoon Lemon (not for people with dry or sensitive skin, or before exposure to sunlight)
Yeah, I know, most of these are optional. But I like to use them all to give my recipe a little twist! You can whip up one of these for yourself, or double the recipe to make one for a friend as well. These make great heartfelt gifts I’m sure anyone would love! Before we start, if you aren’t using an ingredient, skip it and move on.
To make: measure and pour your sugar into a large bowl. Then, mix in your baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Mix well, until the spices and baking soda are blended in. Next, add your oils, lemon, and essential oils. Blend these in. Your sugar scrub should be a caramel like color, and be a very sticky paste. Don’t worry, it will harden to being like a soap bar.Now you can add your vanilla and honey. However, I warn you this step is going to be hard. You can wait to blend the ingredients until you have finished heating these up.
Now, you’re going to be heating these up. To do so, you can choose to either stick it in the microwave for 10-second intervals, stirring in between each one, or you can cook it at low heat in a small pan, mixing it as you go, for around two-five minutes.
While the scrub is still warm and liquidy, grab an empty mason jar, and start scooping the scrub in. The scrub may begin to bubble or separate, if so, remove the liquid at the top, as you won’t be needing it.
Leave the jar open, and let the scrub solidify. You could put it next to a window in the winter, or next to the A/C in the summer. You could also let it chill in the fridge. It just needs to have hardened before you store it.
When it’s dry, cap it and store it wherever you want.
To use, take a hot shower or bath. Then, open the jar and scrape your finger on the surface of the scrub. Some scrub should come out. Rub the scrub on your body. It’s natural for it to tingle or sting. This is because it’s removing your dead skin cells.