Hello all!! Its Bree from bumblebreeblog again! I am so happy to be here. Over at bumblebreeblog I have been sharing all the items that I have been creating for my gallery wall. Its been super fun creating these personal decor items to make our new house a home. Spring will be here soon enough and I want to get everything ready for hosting spring and summer gatherings.
Just as I am getting my home ready for Spring, I also want to get my skin ready too.
Some of my favorite DIY skin care is the different sugar scrubs that I make. Its a great way to get ride of yucky dead skin cells and moisturize the healthy skin underneath. The one that I created to share with you is perfect for spring and smells wonderful, like a delicious tea cookie.
Spring Sugar Scrub
- loose organic chamomile tea
- white sugar
- organic coconut oil
- orange zest
- honey (optional)
Chamomile is one of my favorite herbs. It has a comforting scent, is great for tummy issues, and helps with skin conditions. There are some concerns with chamomile though, if you are allergic to ragweed pollen then I would stay away from chamomile and replace it with something else wonderful like peppermint.
Mix the white sugar with a couple of tsps of chamomile flowers in a bowl, until you like the chamomile to sugar ratio.
Mix in coconut oil, in an equal amount to the white sugar. Coconut oil can be very thick at first but more you mix it it will slowly melt and work into the sugar. If you are having a really hard time put it in the microwave for a couple seconds. Mix the oil and sugar together until you have a thick paste. I know it doesn’t look great now, but trust me.
Zest an orange right into your coconut and sugar mixture. I zested the whole orange, but feel free to add as much or as little as you like. Once everything was mixed together I decided that it needed a little honey so I added about a tsp, until it smelt like a wonderful tea cookie. So good!!
I put my sugar scrub into a much lager glass jar so that it would be easier to use.
I even put a couple chamomile flowers on the top.
One you let the sugar scrub sit for awhile the coconut oil will get hard again, but it makes it really easy to use. I like to put mine in my shower so that the oil melts a little more and all the steam creates a wonderful scent. Be careful though, because the coconut oil can make your shower slippery.
I hope you enjoyed this wonderful Spring sugar scrub! Its perfect for the the wonderful warmer weather and all the beautiful flowers giving off great scents.
How much sugar do you use? I make my own sugar scrub also, but never have thought to use tea. Wat a great idea.