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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sugar and Spice Scrub

Happy 2013! Let's make a commitment to creativity this year, and to following through on some of those pinned, bookmarked, and torn out ideas we've collected. 

I started the year with an easy recipe for a moisturizing shower scrub. If your skin is drying out this winter like mine is, or you just want really soft skin, give this a try.

Sugar and Spice Scrub 

1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp ground cloves
1 Tbsp dried rose petals
2 tsp orange zest
1 cup sesame oil
1 cup olive oil

 Measure all ingredients into a large bowl.

 Mix all ingredients, combining well.

 Store in airtight containers for up to six months.

To use, gently massage into wet skin in the shower. It will be a little messy and might make your shower floor slippery, so be careful and clean up after you're done. 

If you have a helpful toddler, you may need a kitchen activity for her to do while you measure, grate, and mix. I asked mine to measure beans for me. I poured some dried beans into a big bowl and gave her a measuring cup and another big bowl. She stood on a chair at the counter and transferred the beans back and forth pretty happily for most of the project's duration. At the end, I just had to sweep up about 50 beans that had been thrown on the floor in protest. 

Do you have any favorite scrub recipes to share?

How about ideas for keeping a 2-year old safe and busy in the kitchen while you work?

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