Welcome back to our exploration of how we can be kinder to ourselves and and others during the holiday season!
Guest post by Sharily Kuehnel
I love to pamper myself and others during these cold winter months- an easy way to show a friend a little bit of comfort is to whip up some home made bath products- as gentle on the earth as they are on your skin. One of my favourite products is this yummy salt scrub- I was gifted this salt scrub in the summer to use on my dry cracked heals and it worked like a treat. I knew I had to get the recipe for myself and make up a batch to give as gifts- I enjoyed it just that much! Gifted in small 2 oz glass Mason jars with a sprig of ever green on top- this really is the perfect low key gift for any friend on your list!
1 tablespoon bees wax
1 tablespoon shea butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup to 1 cup fine sea salt
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
10 drops of essential oils- your choice
- start by melting all the oils and bees wax in a bain marie (double boiler)
- add in salt slowly once oils are melted together
-- for a coarser scrub add more salt
- dispense into cute jars
This is a great scrub for dry skin in the winter- lather on legs ( I use it on my elbows) and rinse off before exciting shower or tub
- this is an oily product so be careful getting out of the tub and don't sit directly on delicate fabrics
Sharilyn Kuehnel is a full time work from home Momma- a Jill of all trades- she blogs over at Weekdays From Scratch
about living a creative and slow life in the heart of the city- she would rather be sitting beside a campfire than washing dishes!