For exfoliated + moisturised skin all in one
Saturday night, my son’s tucked up in bed – that means it’s time for some relaxation + pampering. With a bellini in hand, I need a long, hot bath + some treatments. Today I’m going to share with you my new favourite body scrub recipe, courtesy of my incredibly talented friend Ewelina Kolaczek. I use a lot of exfoliator; my favourite brand when I can treat myself is Clarins. However the rest of the time I buy whatever’s cheapest. I would never have thought to make exfoliator myself until Ewelina told me about the scrubs she makes – generously not only sharing her recipe but also making me a customised, sensuous scrub (I love it; that recipe is between the two of us…).
There are a few things that make this scrub really special as far as I’m concerned. First of all, this scrub meets two needs – the exfoliator/body oil mix means that you end up polished + moisturised with one product. I was struck by how dense the exfoliator was (I’ve often been disappointed by products where there seem to be only a few grains lurking in a gel), giving my skin a thorough yet gentle polish before dissolving, then leaving the oils to work into my skin. (I’m a big fan of body and hair oils, look out for a future post about my favourites) Furthermore, the scrub is very quick + easy to make + the ingredients are completely natural.
Fills a standard jam jar
¼ cup fine sea salt
Under ¾ cup caster sugar
½ cup base oil
Essential oils (add drops, in combinations of your choice, until it smells gorgeous!)
- Ewelina recommended Naturally Thinking to me as a good company for base oils
- Pinterest is also a good source of scent combinations
Mix ingredients thoroughly
Cover body with scrub
Wash off with water only (no soap required)
Pat skin dry
Luxuriate in amazing skin
My skin is smooth, moisturised + smells gorgeous – this pampered, relaxed mama is off to bed.
Thanks to Ewelina for sharing her recipe with me + letting me share it with you. If you make your own scrub, share your recipes + tweaks!