So yesterday I was feeling a bit down in the dumps and needed a pick me up. I’d been daydreaming about spa treatments all day so I thought a little pampering was in order… except I’m broker than broke right now. So I got online and started looking up easy homemade bath scrubs. They all seemed so nice and easy I thought I’d have a go creating my own!
Yummy Choco-holic Scrub
- 4 tablespoons of white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s because there’s nothing better than the real stuff!)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon organic honey
Combine the sugar and cocoa powder and add the olive oil and honey. Mix until the contents become like a paste. I added a dash of extra olive oil but that’s just personal preference. This makes enough for two treatments but my skin was so scaly and dry that I used the whole batch. If you do want to store some of it for future use, I would put it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for no longer than two weeks. The oil may separate so you’ll need to give it a good mix before using it again.
Honey and olive oil are great for the skin both as a moisturiser and antioxidant which you’ll definitely need after the exfoliation from the sugar. Not sure what the chocolate’s in there for but I saw it in quite a few different recipes so I thought it wouldn’t hurt. It’s a pretty intense scrub so I wouldn’t recommend it for your face. My skin was so smooth and soft after I got out of the shower, even N noticed!
Two things to note–the scrub’s a bit messy so you might need to clean your tub down after using. Also, because of the olive oil, it can make the tub a bit slippery so take care!
Sadly, I didn’t get the chance to take any photos because I was too eager to hop in the shower and scrub up!
PS: I just realised this is my 400th post! Holy goodness! 5 second dance break…
As you were.