Can you feel summer peeking its sunny little head around the corner each morning and evening? It’s like, with each extra minute of light we get, the promise of summer’s playfulness and joy grows stronger in our bellies. I find myself yearning for iced drinks in fancy glasses and picnic blankets on sweet smelling grass.
Summer is coming, and though the transition from Spring doesn’t feel as rough as it might have felt coming from winter, it still is a major transition – in nature and in your body.
This scrub is designed for you to slough off the excess skin cells that lingered in the springtime months and transition your body towards the succulence and radiance of summer sunshine.
A quick note on the ingredients:
Sugar – A soft enough abrasive to exfoliate your skin without irritating it.
Sunflower Oil – Fill of antioxidants to nourish the skin.
Lemon Juice – The citric acid also helps as an exfoliant.
Rosemary – Helps with blood circulation.
Lavender – Anti-bacterial and smells like heaven.
Mint – Stimulates the skin.
Spring to Summer Body Scrub
- 1 cup sugar (I used organic sugar, but the white stuff is good too)
- 1 cup sunflower oil
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- ½ tsp fresh rosemary, ground
- ½ tsp fresh or dry lavender, ground
- ½ tsp fresh mint, ground
Using a coffee or spice grinder, combine the rosemary, lavender and mint and grind up into a fine powder.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, lemon juice and powder. Mix around thoroughly and spoon into a sealable jar.
To use, first allow shower steam to warm and moisten the skin. Grab some scrub in your hands and, starting at your feet, work your way up your body scrubbing in circular motions. Once you’ve scrubbed your whole body, allow it to sit on the skin for a few minutes before washing off and patting dry with a towel.
Your shower floor might feel a bit slippery afterwards. Simply use a dry towel to wipe up the excess oil and you should be safe for another shower.
Store in a sealed container in your bathroom. Should be good for 2 months.