G’day Beach Cottage ladies, how the devil are you this fine Friday, now how about we play lotions and potions today and slap a few things on our faces? C’mon you know you want to.
I have written before on this here little coastal corner of the web that I like to whip up things to use as beauty products – simple DIY home-made beauty products defo be my thing.
I am not quite sure where this came from, but I have done most of them – you know the old mayonnaise on the hair thing, crack an egg on your head, vinegar in just about everything, milk in the bath…some of these have not gone down so well and I have, more than once, found myself smelling like a fish and chip shop rather than wafting around flicking my shiny locks all over the beaches.
However this little recipe for a lemon and honey face scrub is divine, it won’t make you smell strange, it’s cheap, store-cupboard and if you can stir things together you can make it (it’s also delicious, ask me how I know).
I’ve done similar things to this with lemon and sugar and various other concoctions before and recently I have been having funny things going on with my skin, it’s never been sensitive to anything much, but I noticed that it was not happy with a few things (cough cough to washing it with men’s soap in the shower, too lazy to do a beauty routine)….I also noticed it was dry…I got up in the morning and it was grey and dull….one day I looked in the mirror and thought gosh I must be dead.
So I needed action and felt a scrub was the way to go…you know zap away those millions of tiny bits of skin that were making one look not quite so bright and breezy…yup, I’d make myself a little scrub and boom shaka would glide out of bed in the morning, not thinking oh what did I actually pass over to the other side last night, but instead I would waft around in an organic glow of lemon scrubbed glory.
I’ve tried this honey and lemon sugar face scrub a few ways as in different amounts of each ingredient and different ways of storing it etc but by far the easiest way is to just make up a little batch and keep it in the bathroom…the amount below is good to just see if you like it …if you do I’d make at least double…it keeps pretty well
DIY BEAUTY RECIPE
Lemon & Honey Sugar Scrub Recipe
1 tbsp olive oil
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup sugar
1. whisk all together
2. scrub on face
3. feel the glow man
OK, I am off for a picnic today…starting with a coffee and a very nice morning tea at a very nice cafe and then a little bit of Vitamin D catching….
I’ll be seeing you lovelies again