Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sugar Scrubs

Due to High Altitude, freezing temps, and running heaters my skin is SUPER dry. The only thing that seems to allowing relief has been sugar scrubs. I wanted to put some of the recipes I've come up with here simply because it's fun. I am now a huge fan of them and they cost pennies when made from your cupboard.

Chai Tea Sugar Scrub
1/2 sugar (white or brown)
3 Tbsp oil (olive or coconut are awesome)

Mix together
1 Tbsp honey
contents of one Chai Tea bag

Store in water tight container. A great face and body scrub.
Be sure to rinse well as tea can settle in places you'd rather not have anything brewing!

Lemon Sugar Scrub

1/2 sugar
3 Tbsp oil (coconut or olive)
Peel of half lemon
-warm oil with peel and mix in sugar
juice of half lemon

Store in water tight container. Great for face and body.

Leif's "Fire" Sauce

My oldest son has decided at random times, to begin his forays into culinary creation. He's made some fruit salad which was great and a green salad which was certainly alright for a 5 year old. He gets to use a sharp knife and a cutting board, and has ideas for sauces etc. He wanted to put lemon on the fruit salad, and it was delicious. Last night he came to me and wanted to make hot sauce. We decided we needed to go shopping for some hot chillies, and a few other things, so of course, all day he has been reminding me we need to go. Upon arrival at home, he whipped out the chillies, and onions and began cutting. He began cutting. His eyes were watering with onion juice. He located buttons on the food processor by letter recognition. Here's the REALLY delicious sauce my son created. I'm seriously proud!

1 hot chilly (whichever one you want)
1/2 brown onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp garlic powder (feel free to use fresh)
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
7 Tbsp tomato puree

Whizz up in a food processor to desired consistency. Eat.