Can’t shake off the stress? Then try scrubbing it off! But it has to be with this scrub, because it’s a total life changer. No exaggeration!
When you’re feeling stressed – what do you do after a long day? How do you decompress? If too many days in a row go by where I’m letting Netflix auto-play the next episode… I know it’s time to do things a little differently. That’s when I’ll pull out a bag of soft brown sugar… and make myself an instant feel-good remedy.
The secret… is to make such a good, lush body scrub, that you feel like you’ve come home to a spa – and left your worries at the door!
The ultimate, self-care, instant-gratification, feel-good DIY
Why a body scrub?
- It completely engages your body – takes you out of your head.
- It feels good pampering yourself
- And when you’re finished – your skin feels amazing.
- Which has a way of making you feel amazing!
But, when it comes to store-bought scrubs, I see a lot out there that are far too rough for the skin. Big grains of salt, sugar, and coffee hurt! The experience should feel soothing and lush, never harsh.
It should look like this…
Creamy, creamy, creamy! The tip to making this doughy-scrub is to start with fine brown sugar and grind it down almost into a powder. It makes a scrub that feels rich and pillowy. The grains are super soft, gentle and because brown sugar has molasses – it slowly melts over wet skin.
It’s so, so satisfying. Just feel yourself go, ahhhhhh…
See the difference grinding the sugar makes? Those big, itchy grains, turns into a walk on the most powdery sandy beach.
Simple is great enough
Yes, you can add essential oils, you can add other ingredients too… but for this one, let’s keep it simple. Remind yourself that you don’t need a lot to feel good. You don’t need special ingredients, you don’t need to spend a lot of time, thought, money or effort to take care of yourself well.
This is a very simple recipe and it’s perfect. Get ready to scrub away any stress and make yourself feel all better.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- start by blitzing the sugar into a powdered sugar texture
- pour the sugar into a bowl, and mix in the coconut oil
- Massage this lush scrub all over from head to toe.
I hope that this simple idea sparks a little self-care into your day!