photos by Jared Smith
I am definitely no stranger to whipping up my own sugar scrubs here and there, so when method asked me to create colorful eye candy based around their new foaming body washes (have you tried them yet? the sea mist is my favorite!), I naturally had to spruce up my favorite homemade shower must-have! Now not to toot my own horn or anything, but I may be just a teeny, tiny bit obsessed with this DIY sugar scrub sand art inspired by their colorful new line!
I mean, I never thought my inner eight year old self would be shining through all of these years later with a whole new love for sand art, but never say never. Don’t get me wrong, I probably won’t be adapting any sand art themes into my home decor or anything, but it’s fun in small, colorful doses with things here and there (especially tucked away in the shower), don’t you think?! …
I know we’ve been on the topic of Christmas and giving lately, but more importantly are gifts that we can choose to give ourselves everyday, like the gift of self worth. I watched this real beauty sketches video by Dove a few days ago and I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s kind of heart wrenching to think that so many women don’t see what others see in them, but I can’t say that I’m one of the 4% of women that claim to consider themselves beautiful, either…
It’s funny how we can meet new people and find them so captivating and beautiful in their own, imperfect skin yet we still don’t think to give ourselves the same forgiveness. I think for me the hardest thing is to not compare myself when we live in a society that screams all of the wrong definitions of what beauty is. It’s not in how little clothing a woman wears, or if she has the perfect shape or measurements. To me, it’s much more about how she makes others feel about themselves, or how genuine her smile is.
What do you think of this video? What will it take to bring the right mentality back to women, or how to teach young girls to embrace themselves?
I’m a huge fan of making your own body scrub, case in point: here and here. Three reasons to make your own: it’s all natural, you can make generous quantities, and keeping your skin healthy shouldn’t cost you the arm you’re exfoliating. Have I convinced you yet? I thought so!
This is the recipe I came up with for a citrus infused summer sugar scrub. It’s sweet, zesty, and will keep you beach ready 24/7–
- 1 Small Lemon
- 1 Small Lime
- 1 Cup Pure Cane Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil/Extract
- Mint Leaves, lemon & lime peels (optional)
Combine the oil and all of the moist ingredients, then add the sugar and lemon and lime peels as a garnish, then stir.
You can also keep a jar and spoon next to the sink for summer guests!
I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I’ve wished I could bottle up the ocean and take it home with me specifically for the effortless beachy waves it leaves my hair with. Now, however, I can make my own faux ocean (minus the sun and surf) with this sea salt hair mist that I adapted from Projectville Rose. Here’s how to make your own–
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