This week, we're making body scrub. Why? Because as much as we love fancy spas for a good facial or massage, we’re not that into those expensive, full-body exfoliating treatment; that is something we can absolutely do for ourselves with an at-home recipe like the one below. That said, we don't want to go to the grocery store to gather up the ingredients because we're busy women with only so many free hours in the day. Enter AmazonFresh. You just log on, click to order your fresh produce and groceries (or, ahem, at-home beauty recipe ingredients), then it all appears at your doorstep, perfectly prop styled like the picture above. (Just kidding! Although everything does come in a kicky green tote.)
Here’s why we love this partiular recipe: The scrub features lemon, which has natural skin-softening acids, and sugar, which acts as a manual exfoliant. FYI: Getting the turbinado sugar is important, because the texture is better for scrubbing than refined white sugar. It can be hard to find in grocery stores, but AmazonFresh has several varieties (we link to our favorite below). The last ingredient is hydrating sunflower oil, which brings it all together without being too slippery. The finished product is so natural, you could even eat it (Jess actually did; see below). —Jenn & Jess
Place the sugar in the jar, then zest the lemon directly into the sugar. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze one half of its juice into the mixture. Add in the oil and mix well. Hop in the shower and wash as usual, then turn off the water, scoop out some of your DIY scrub, and take your time rubbing it all over, concentrating on rough spots like heels, elbows, and knees. Once you’re done, rinse and pat your skin dry. Save any leftover scrub in the jar for next time.
*Use common sense: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, don’t try the recipe. And if you’re unsure how your skin or hair might react, do a patch test first.
Thanks to AmazonFresh for sponsoring this post!