Nic’s Sunshine Sugar Scrub

Sunshine Sugar Scrub by The Floral Mixtress

This scrub is named for my friend Nic. She is a constant source of light and sweetness in my life. She sends me text messages with greetings like “Happy sunny Saturday angel” and “Hey hottie!!! You looked stunning last night.” A ‘Nic’ is a very good thing to have in your life t0 enjoy the good times with and is also wonderful for when boys are crap or you’ve had the worst EVER day at work. Nic is very good at getting INVOLVED. She works damn hard and also makes time to really listen to her friends, to get involved with her community and take part in a multitude of interesting things such as bicycle dance. She is a wee dynamo and I hope to grow old disgracefully with her.

Yesterday she was birthday queen for a day and I made her this wee gift to mark the day and named it in her honour.

Nic’s Sunshine Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

sunshine sugar scrub ingredients by The Floral Mixtress

  • 50g soft brown sugar – gentle exfoliator
  • 30g cleansing oil or the oil of your choice – emollient
  • 5g dried calendula flowers – antioxidant
  • 5 drops coconut fragrance oil
  • 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil

Directions

Making Sunshine Sugar Scrub step 1 by The Floral Mixtress

1. Place your calendula flowers in the herb and coffee grinder of your food processor.

Making Sunshine Sugar Scrub step 2 by The Floral Mixtress

2. Blend to a powder. A few intact petals will look pleasing in your finished product.

Making Sunshine Sugar Scrub step 3 by The Floral Mixtress

3. Pour your sugar, oil and powdered flowers into a small mixing bowl.

Making Sunshine Sugar Scrub step 3 by The Floral Mixtress

4. Mix together, crushing any lumps in the brown sugar with the tines of the fork.

Making Sunshine Sugar Scrub by The Floral Mixtress5. Drop in your fragrant and essential oils.

Making Sunshine Sugar Scrub by The Floral Mixtress6. Stir to evenly distribute the scent throughout the scrub.

Making Sunshine Sugar Scrub by The Floral Mixtress7. Scoop into the jar with the fork then stab the fork into the mixture (mixing is more hardcore than you would think at first glance) to force the scrub into the jar and get rid of as much air as possible.

Gifting Sunshine Sugar Scrub to Nic by The Floral Mixtress

8. Gift to a friend or keep it all for yourself as you can’t bear to be parted from your luscious new scrub. As you can see here Nic is SUPER excited to be getting her scrub.

General hilarity with Nic by The Floral Mixtress

The photographer is saying something outrageous to us. As you can see I am much more amused by it than Nic – so amused that I have reached ‘starting to look like the Joker’ on the amusement scale.

Directions for use

Get naked. Scoop some scrub out of the jar and step into the shower. Scrub all over your rough bits then turn the shower on and rinse off. Towel dry and then spend some time stroking your lovely new skin and delicately sniffing it (an activity best carried out in private).

2 responses

    • DIY skincare is a very exciting world – so nice to be able to create skincare completely tailoured to your own needs. I’ve a post in the making on DIY deodorant (the big mama of DIY skincare) so keep an eye out.

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