Monday, July 16, 2012

Lemon Short Bread Sugar Scrub



Last week after getting home from my parents house I was feel the desperate need to be creative. 
Since the house was a mess and my to-do list was a mile long I opted for a very simple project and whipped up some sugar scrub. 

My original plan was to make lemonade sugar scrub but a few things got in the way. First off I bought organic raw sugar because I love the texture. However that mixed with the olive oil and it was impossible to get a white or yellow mixture. I ended up with brown.

I also really wanted to use the lemon rind but since my blender and food processor are broken I couldn't pulverize the whole rind and was only able to use the zest I got with my fine grater. The scent wasn't quite strong enough for my liking so I added almond and vanilla extract and ended up with...... Lemon Short Bread Sugar Scrub!

I finally tried it out today and loved it. Just the right about of scrub and left my skin smooth and not oily. Perfect!!

If any one is interested in trying here is the recipe such as it is:


Ingredients:
"White" Sugar 
(I used organic raw sugar because I wanted a rough scrub)
Brown Sugar
Oil
(I used olive oil since I had it on hand)
Lemon Zest
Almond Extract
Vanilla Extract

Directions:
1) Combine 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 a cup of brown sugar and stir.
2)Mix in 1 1/2 cups oil.
3) Add the zest of one lemon.
4) Add one teaspoon each of the extracts.
5) Stir
6) Spoon into a jar or bottle with a tight lid.
(All measurements are rough estimates as I made a rather large batch and mixed by feel. The mixture will separate as it sits so you made need to shake or stir before use.)



I have been saving my Starbucks Mocha beverage bottles for a while now. I simply pealed of the labels and used a squirt or two of goo gone on each side and the glue residue wiped right off. I had some black spray paint on hand so I sprayed the the caps with that and it made for rather pretty presentation I think.


I gave one to my mother-in-law as a thank you for watching the cat while we were gone and I kept one for myself because, well because I never keep things I make for myself it seems. I have one bottle from this batch left so lets have a little fun. I'll give it away to the first local person who comments on this post and can meet me some time on Thursday in town to pick it up. :)

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