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Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a unique sugar scrub recipe for spring and summer? I am a huge fan of combining fruit with herbs.  Something about the earthiness of the herbs mingled with the sweetness of the fruit just really provides a wonderful aroma. Lemon and Rosemary... Cilantro and Lime...and this Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe!  All of these are wonderful sugar scrubs that really just scream 'summer'. I am thinking I need to turn this blackberry sage combination into a drink somehow. That would be a refreshing beverage to sip on the patio … [Read more...]

Easy Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe

The calendar may technically still say spring, but summer is definitely here in Georgia. The temperatures are already up to 90 degrees and the neighborhood pool is open for swimming.  Of course, shorts and bathing suits every day mean LOTS of shaving.  This cherry almond sugar scrub recipe is the perfect solution to your shaving and exfoliating needs this summer! This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.   I honestly love … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

I have been swamped with work and a mile long to-do list for the last several weeks.  I am looking forward to taking a few days off this week to spend time with out of town friends.  There is nothing I like more than feasting on the smells and tastes of the holiday season.  A glass of spiked eggnog while I take a hot bath or this easy homemade sugar scrub with cranberries and orange zest will really put me into the holiday spirit this week.  I absolutely adore cranberries so I grabbed several bags the last time I went grocery shopping!  I am … [Read more...]

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

This lemon sugar hand scrub recipe is just the thing I need now that spring has arrived. This weekend I spent a bit of time outside weeding the garden beds and getting my patio pots ready for planting.  The ground was a bit cold and damp but in a few weeks I will be putting in herbs, flowers and some easy to grow vegetables.  By the time I was done with my gardening, my hands were covered in mud and I my nails would never be the same.  I spent 10 minutes scrubbing my hands with hot, soapy water and still couldn't get that ground in dirt off my … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for Fall Stress Relief

Need some fall stress relief?  This gingerbread sugar scrub is just what you need!  Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything you do just seems to go wrong?  Recipes flop, you are late to appointments, you lose things that you could have SWORN you put right in that spot. This week has been one of those weeks for me and I am in need of some serious stress relief. Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for Fall Stress Relief I decided to whip up an easy sugar scrub recipe to pamper myself before bed tonight.    This homemade sugar scrub smells … [Read more...]

Orange and Clove Sugar Scrub Recipe

Love the smell of oranges and cloves?  Make this easy homemade sugar scrub!   This homemade natural orange clove sugar scrub is a frugal way to use up orange peels.  Give it as a homemade gift or keep it to pamper yourself with!     With the advent of a new year comes a renewed determination to get healthier, spend less money and take more time for myself.  In reality I will probably end up just drinking more coffee and buying more frozen pizzas than I should but I like to start the year off on a … [Read more...]

Great Hostess Gift Ideas and Gift Giving Etiquette

With the holidays fast approaching, have you started looking for great hostess gift ideas?  You want to stock up and be prepared for those last minute party invites!  I thought I would share a few ideas that I found for inspiration for you hostess gift shopping! Before I get to the cool gift ideas I came up with, how about we discuss a bit of hostess gift etiquette first! And buying hostess gifts early is just one way to prepare for holiday parties.  Check out my post on how to get ready for Christmas for more … [Read more...]

Lavender DIY Lip Scrub Recipe for Soft, Kissable Lips!

Valentine's Day is coming up quickly and this easy DIY lip scrub recipe is the perfect way to ensure that your lips are soft, smooth and kissable for the big day.  If you are anything like me, winter wreaks havoc on your lips.  The dry air and cold temperatures mean that I have chapped lips much more often in winter than I do in summer.  Despite frequent applications of lip balm, sometimes they just start to feel rough and need a bit of polishing up.  I took 5 minutes today to put together this homemade lip scrub and it is the perfect solution … [Read more...]

5 Creative Uses for Fresh Herbs

One of the things I hate buying at the grocery store is fresh herbs.  They charge you a ridiculous price for a tiny little bundle and they often go bad before I use the whole bunch.  I decided many years ago that I would start growing my own herbs in the back yard to help save a few pennies and broaden the flavor profile of my food.  I have had good luck with some and horrible luck with others.  I have more oregano this year than an entire city in Italy would be able to use but my lavender died for the second year in a row.  A backyard herb … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Use Cucumbers in Your Beauty Routine

Have too many cucumbers?  Can't stand one more cucumber recipe?  Use them in your beauty routine instead of eating them!  From cucumber masks to DIY body scrubs, they have so many uses for healthy skin!  Here are a few creative ways to use cucumbers in your natural beauty routine. When you have way too many cucumbers: Over the last couple of weeks I have harvested approximately 10 pounds worth of cucumbers from my garden.  That, my friends, is about 9 pounds more than anyone in my house really wants to eat!  … [Read more...]