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I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I think my weekend could have been more productive, but I won’t complain. This will be my last post until this Friday (2 August). Until then, I will be studying for an exam in comparative criminal justice, which is this Thursday. Wish me luck!
Yesterday I decided to treat myself to a DIY sugar scrub. I decided to do this DIY lime sugar scrub because I thought it was a perfect match for the beautiful summer weather.
While I have nicknamed this sugar scrub “Margarita Feet” it is not exclusively for feet. The first time I ever made this I was giving myself a pedicure and I only used the scrub on my feet. When I was done I told Tom, “My feet smell like a margarita!”
For the past two or three months I have been hooked on DIY sugar scrubs. While browsing Pinterest for some inspiration I stumbled across a link to this DIY Sugar Hand Scrub. Oddly, this is identical to what a childhood friend’s mother always made while I was living in Alberta. I was so excited I dropped everything and made some myself.
To make this all you need is white sugar, liquid dish soap, a container with a lid and a spoon for mixing. Don’t worry about time constraints, this is almost as effortless as refilling your existing soap dispenser.
If you look at the link above you’ll notice that this can be as simple as measuring out your ingredients. With all my measuring cups in the dishwasher and no patience I decided to eyeball it. Ready to eyeball it as well? Start by filling the container halfway with sugar, then slowly add your liquid dish soap. When you the liquid dish soap fills about half of the remaining space (1/4 of the container) start stirring. With the remaining space in the container alternate between sugar and liquid dish soap, stirring as you go. If you find it is too dry, add more liquid dish soap, or if it is too runny, add more sugar. When you are happy with the consistency, secure the lid on your container and store at room temperature.
I am not entirely sure how long this DIY product will last. When I did a quick search online everyone seemed to have different answers. I made a batch that I knew we would be able to use in a week. If anyone makes this and wants to share how long it lasted it would be very much appreciated.
Enjoy those soft hands 🙂
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