03 August 2011

Homestyle goodness

Grapefruit scrub
       Last week I mentioned my good friend, Lee, who makes amazingly creative and beautiful things.  When visiting her last week, the guest room had all the typical goodies-- beautiful fluffy towels, fresh flowers from her garden, a comfy bathrobe, etc.  but also included that extra special touch-- a scrumptious homemade grapefruit scrub for the shower. Wow! the scent was invigorating and the results, even better!  Silky smooth, glowing summer skin.  Before I left, she gave me a beautiful lavender scrub to take home that was sooooo pretty, I had to take a few photos to share with you here. Her lavender scrubs are made from all natural ingredients; lavender harvested from her pretty garden, some sea salt with yummy oils and vitamin E.   I  love that it's so organic!  And how creative is her packaging?  Each scrub is uniquely packaged in an antique salt or pepper shaker.  Aren't they beautiful? 

Here's a DIY recipe for a pretty Almond Sugar Scrub that is super easy to make!


1 handful ground almonds
5 tb. ground oatmeal
2 tb. brown sugar
2 tb. honey

1/3 cup sunflower oil, or olive oil.
Combine all ingredients and blend well. Store in an airtight container when not in use.
Have a lovely day!  

Images: Beachroseramblings.com, naturalhomeandgarden.com, haveforkwilleat.com

Note:  Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe adapted from http://www.soapdelinews.com.  This link has lots of DIY loveliness to make you glow!:)

1 comment:

  1. Oh Millie...this is such a beautiful grouping of ideas and photos! Thank you so very much for including our idea for the body scrubs and salts! It was a really beautiful evening for "us girls"! As I scroll through the pages of your blog, I see so many fabulous and creative ideas in crafts and home design that it is hard to pick what I like best! Maybe someone finds inspiration in our idea and enjoys it enough to make one for themselves or, even better, as a gift for a friend. After all, isn't the sharing what it is all about anyway?!!!!!! I love you girl!