Wow, has this weekend has been challenging!
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Whew… if I was a weepy person I’d have been in tears most of this weekend, but I’m not. Praying (and reading the Bible) are things I do daily, not just when I need something, so that has been helpful. Also, about thirty minutes ago I had some brief me time. What did I do? I made a sugar scrub for my skin!
I’ve posted sugar scrub recipes on some of my other sites years ago (2003). I first posted about them (on this site) way back in 2010; July 13, 2010 would be the exact date. So… click on the above link if you want to know some of the benefits of scrubs. Here’s the recipe for the sugar scrub I made a few moments ago…
Sugar & honey scrub
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 drop of lavender essential oil
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl
- Massage gently onto skin
- Let the sugar scrub remain on skin for 3-5 minutes
- Rinse off
- Enjoy your softly scented skin
And now, I’ll copy/paste what I wrote on that first sugar scrub post in 2010…
Be kind to your skin! If you exfoliate too hard or too often you can leave your skin raw or cause skin irritation.
Skin Patch Test
If you’re trying a new product on your skin I always do a patch test. I choose an area on my skin that isn’t noticeable. I apply the product and then wait 48 hours. If I don’t have a reaction I’ll use the product. I cannot think of the last time I’ve had a reaction to my natural skin care products, however just because a product is natural doesn’t mean you can’t have a negative reaction.
If you haven’t tried sugar scrubs, give them a try. They can be amazing and a perfect pick me up!