Brown Sugar & Honey Scrub
Super moisturising, plus smells amazing. Brown sugar is a great gentle exfoliant and honey is anti-bacterial and helps the skin retain moisture. We use walnut oil as a base, because it's very emollient and, like honey, it has anti-oxidant properties and can help to heal wounds faster. This mixture lasts quite a while but be warned: since we aren't using any preservatives the ingredients might separate a bit, just mix them up again before using the scrub. I call this an all-over scrub because there are lots of different ways to use it:
- As a body scrub, because it exfoliates well but also moisturises at the same time, leaving your skin feeling super soft and allowing you to skip the body lotion. Plus, it's a much cheaper alternative than for example a tub of Lush body scrub, which only lasts for maybe five times.
- As a face scrub: the mixture is soft enough and the honey fights both acne and wrinkles. Unless you have really dry skin, make sure to use a toner afterwards to get rid of any excess oil.
- As a lip scrub: For smooth lips, use the scrub about twice a week or whenever you want to wear an unforgiving (i.e. very bright or matte) lip colour.
- As a hand and foot mask: apply the scrub liberally and then wrap some foil around your feet and put on some rubber gloves. After about 15-20 mins, the scrub will have softened any dead skin and your hands and feet will be amazingly soft and moisturised.