Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Slough off the winter with a little scrubba scrubba scrubba!!

The fam and I visited The Luffa Farm over the weekend in Nipomo.



If you haven't been there you really must go!! We were shocked to see what a luffa really is and how it grows.

We picked a luffa and a yummy scented soap from the store before we left (with our free geranium clippings to boot!!) Amazing the difference between a store bought and a natural luffa but I'll leave you to find all that out when you go.

As I was scrubbing away the day it reminded me that I used to make a killer body scrub!! Back in the day before I was chasing my sweet little beans I used to do a lot of things that I somehow forgot about. hehe Now that little A is getting older and M & W are much more independent I find I have time I didn't have before now!

I decided to give it a whirl and just used what I had laying around the house to make my first batch:


















Here's my recipe:
1 C oil (your choice*)
1 C brown sugar
4 chai tea bags (break all of it out of the bag and finely ground - mine was from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf)
1 t cinnamon

I ground up the chai tea fine in my coffee grinder and combined all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl then added the oil until it got to a consistency that I liked. After mixing it all up I transferred it to a cute jar I had (I keep alllllll my jars, cups, bowls... between kids and crafts we find a use for any and everything. The cousins are over so just today the girls rummaged through my bin to find little bottles to make "face paint".. maybe I'll post on that one next!!)



I keep my jar in the fridge to last longer (usually about 4-6 weeks). These make awesome gifts or party favors!! And the mixture is great for quick at-home pedi's too!!!

I think the kids and I will mess around with some new fun recipes this week. I'll keep you posted!!

Hope you give it a try and then show me some comment love about how yours turned out!!

Tootles,
TJ

*Note about the oil you choose: Really any lightly scented oil will work. I've used olive, almond, grapeseed and apricot in the past. You can also get unscented body oils from a beauty supply.. whatever works.

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Tip Junkie handmade projects

6 comments:

Corey said...

my mom lives just down the road and I always tell myself I should stop!!! lol The scrub is a must try too!!

JodiBB said...

Can you post a pic of the luffa? I'm curious to see what it looks like!

COFFEE. CLEAN. CUPCAKE. said...

Corey! Definitely check it out and Jodi let me know if you got those pics on ur FB page!! Thanks for reading my post today ladies! Smiles!!

Momma said...

I need a bath tub full of this!!! <3

Momma said...

umm maybe a double comment! I need a bath tub full of this!! <3

COFFEE. CLEAN. CUPCAKE. said...

Dude! How Cool! I got an email from Deanne the Luffa Lady thanking me for visiting her farm! That ROCKS!
Tootles, TJ