As I was eating raspberry jelly with breakfast the other day, this whirlwind of thoughts came to my head: ‘man, this smells so good, just like that raspberry lime daiquiri that I had last summer … wasn’t I pregnant last summer ..? not the entire summer … ohh, I could have another one of those right now … or at least a lotion that smells like it … or a scrub … mmm, raspberry lime sugar scrub … wait, raspberry lime sugar scrub? Of course!” It was only that same night that I had a lovely jar of homemade yummy goodness added to my shower lineup.
If you reply ‘yes’ to one of the following questions, this scrub is for you:
Would you like to avoid harsh commercial skin care ingredients?
Would you like to NOT pay $20 for a jar of scrub?
Would you like to avoid having a sleek shower floor after using a scrub?
This was the first time I tried using a fruit jelly and with a lot of success – it smells nice, completely natural and requires very little oil. I guess you could skip oil completely if you are trying to keep your shower safer for kids, or a grumpy spouse. I like to use a little bit, just feels good, you know.. The scrub created no mess, and my skin has been feeling a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I always use my homemade whipped body butter after showers, and it absorbs so much faster after a good scrub. The best thing – it is beyond easy to make at home.
Sugar is natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from its surrounding to the skin. So it hydrates the skin and allows the moisture to stay within. It is also high in glycolic acid (or AHA). It encourages cell turn over for younger looking skin. Something to keep in mind: brown sugar is softer than granulated sugar, and can be used on the face, and unprocessed sugar is most coarse so better leave it for the rough spots.
HOW TO MAKE RASPBERRY LIME SUGAR SCRUB
1/3 cup raspberry jam, without seeds
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
15 drops of essential lime oil (I get mine at Whole Foods, $4 something)
1 teaspoon pulverized lime zest (in small food processor, or coffee grinder)
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl with a spoon.Transfer into a jar.
- ⅓ cup raspberry jam, without seeds
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 15 drops of essential lime oil
- 1 teaspoon pulverized lime zest (in small food processor, or coffee grinder)
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl with a spoon.Transfer into a jar.