I have just a handful of things in my beauty arsenal. Coconut oil, bicarbonate of soda, salt and anything foraged for free!! I find that with those four thrifty things, almost anything can be done – cleaning, exfoliating, moisturising, conditioning, luxury vitamin intake.
*Leans in conspirationally* I’m going to let you in on a secret, handed down from generation to generation (not really) recipe that involves three of these wonder ingredients. It is a homemade body scrub that I use constantly (not really) (that would be strange, exfoliating non-stop… on the bus, in meetings)- at least a couple of times a week AND give as a gift alot as well. Given in an old bit of crockery this simple body scrub looks well sweet and would make a SUPERB handmade Mother’s Day gift!
A Teacup of Body Scrub
- Fill teacup 2/3 with salt (I prefer normal table salt as I find rock salt way too harsh)
- Pop in another bowl
- Put 1/3 a teacup of coconut oil into the bowl too
- Grind 3 sprigs of lavender leaves with a blender until a dust
- Mix it all together and push into your teacup
The foraged lavender is a great way of using up the leaves this spring, they smell just as beautiful as the flowers. I collected this while Ramona and I played in the park – I love Ramona learning about how to make stuff from foraged goods.
I use this scrub – either with the lavender or foraged rosehips or other free things – all over when I shower. I am in loooove with it.
For a container I pop it into an old teacup that I mismatched up with a delicate saucer – when not being used the saucer just sits on top acting like a lid. I am forever looking for ways of reusing old crockery. I can never resist a chipped teacup going for a song, even if it is chipped and has no handle. I love discovering new ways of using them (have a peep at my old post Ten New Uses for Old Teacups) and as of today you can see me on Youtube scurrying about making a bird feeder (remind me to brush the back of my hair more EEEP!!!)
What are you favourite things to do with old crockery? Planning any homemade Mother’s Day antics?