So it looks like Lacie has another fantastic DIY beauty recipe for us today! (And I just happen to have all of the ingredients right this very minute! I love it with that happens.) Lacie is guest posting for me in January and if you haven’t checked her website out yet, you can do so right here. She is very knowledgeable in essential oils, which is something I use all the time. She also has a new blog added to her website, so be sure to check it out too, as well as her beautiful Instagram account and Facebook page. Lots of free health tips! And here’s Lacie….
I’m back y’all! It’s Lacie, shaking up Lorie’s blog once again this week. We had a stiff drop in temps here over the past weekend (no worries though, it’s back to a balmy 75 now, welcome to south Mississippi) and I was craving a pot of something warm and comforting. So, of course I hit up Mississippi Kitchen for a recipe. I found Lorie’s recipe for Chicken and Gluten-Free Drop Dumplings and let me just tell you, they deliver! They satisfied my craving along with all the other bellies in this house….well, except for the “I don’t want my food mixed together threenager,” he’s hard to please these days.
This week I will be sharing one of my favorite DIY‘s, a body scrub. I can’t believe I used to spend money on those tubes of fragrant body scrub when it’s unbelievably simple to make at home with ingredients I already have on hand. The best thing, it’s completely customizable. I’ve made several with different essential oils but, this Coconut Rosemary Lemon combo is one of my favorites.
Winter is harsh on the skin (even here in Mississippi, those cold snaps take their toll I tell ya)! Dry skin is inevitable it seems and y’all, ain’t nobody got time for that, right? It may not be summer and your skin may be hidden under layers of long-johns, sweaters, and parkas but, soft skin doesn’t have to only be seasonal. Treat yourself all year-round.
Sugar and coconut oil are the main ingredients in all of my homemade body scrubs and they prove to be a wonderful combination for supporting smooth skin. Sugar naturally contains the active substance alpha-hydroxy, which contains exfoliating and emollient properties. Coconut oil is well known for it’s skin benefits; adding it to the scrub will help to add moisture to the skin during the exfoliating process. For this particular recipe I add Lemon essential oil, it contains the naturally occurring constituent limonene and adds a yummy, refreshing scent to the scrub.
- 1 cup coconut sugar (may substitute brown sugar)
- ½ cup cane sugar (may substitute white sugar)
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil (adjust if necessary to reach desired consistency)
- 1-2 sprigs finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 5 drops lemon essential oil (I use Young Living)
- Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and stir together until mixed well. Transfer to a glass container with an airtight lid.
I hope you are enjoying these DIY recipes. I would love to hear from you if you are whipping them up for yourself. Find me on Instagram or Facebook, let’s connect!
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Thank you so much, Lacie! Can’t wait to see next week’s post. All photography by Lacie Stennett.