I follow a weekly regimen of spa-like processes at home. Those who know me well know that I adhere to this weekly routine religiously. But buying all of the exfoliators, masks, moisturizers, scrubs, soaks, etc. for all of this meticulous grooming can add up fast. The scrubs (salt and sugar) in particular can be a bit pricey, the ones I like anyway, so I decided to make my own. It's likely you already have the ingredients in your house. Lots of scrub recipes use olive oil but I chose grapeseed oil because it doesn't have a smell. And I also prefer to use sugar instead of salt because salt can sting sometimes.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1/2 teaspoon rose water (which I used only for the rose scent)
Mix it together and store it in either a glass or plastic container. Instead of rose water you could use any of a zillion essential oils or extracts available at stores like Whole Foods and Maggie's Pharm; think about lavendar, peppermint, rosemary, bergamot, lemon, tangerine, vanilla and on and on.
But when you want a real spa experience there are a couple of excellent choices downtown:
Rachel's has a few specials during October :
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