Friday, August 24, 2012

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I wanted to take moment to share two of my favorite "recipe" posts.  This weekend I plan on spending a little bit of time relaxing and pampering myself.  If you haven't been watching the weather, we have a tropical storm/hurricane coming through the Atlantic.  I won't be gardening this weekend and we may even close the office Monday as it is normally a slow day.

On to the Pampering!   
DIY Moisturizer Recipe

Melt 1 tablespoon of Cocoa butter with 2 tablespoons of Jojoba in a double boiler over medium heat. Once it is melted, stir in 1 tablespoon of aloe Vera and stir until it is well mixed. This one is good for dehydrated skin.

DIY Body Scrubs

Homemade Sugar Scrub
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. grapeseed oil (olive oil would be great, too)
splash of vanilla extract
Stir to combine and slough away!
Wake Me Up Scrub
from Body + Soul
¼ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
15 drops peppermint essential oil
½ cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and thoroughly blend. Transfer the scrub to a wide mouthed jar, and store in a cool place until ready to use. The scrub will keep for one to two weeks, longer if refrigerated.
Have an Amazing weekend! 

Linking up HERE.


stlavonlady said...

I love trying new homemade lotions and remedies. These look great, thanks!

New follower from the weekend blog hop. Following you though GFC and Pinterest, and Facebook. I would love follows back.

Have a great evening! Julie from Stlavonlady - a cat, girl, man and me!

Gay Vaughan said...

Thank you Mary for popping in and for following along. Returning the favor!

Tangled Cobweb said...

I don't use moisturisers but I should, thanks for the recipe I like making my own homemade things.

Now following you via GFC, hope you can drop by my blog if you have the time.

Mary Smith said...

Thank you all for stopping bay. Following back! Enjoy the weekend and Happy Pampering!

Amanda said...

I am a new follower would love a follow back at

Unknown said...

I need the wake me up scrub. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

Unknown said...

Hi there,
Thank you so much for following along with the first ever ‘Friday Chaos’. Hope you come back again next week.

I have just reached my first milestone on my blog and I’m hosting a mini give away be sure to stop by and check it out!

Look forward to seeing you again next week.

Lotte xoxo

Unknown said...

Great tips!

I'm a new follower from the Mom's Monday Mingle Hop. Hope you can stop by!

Mary Smith said...

So far so good with the storm! Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you had a GREAT weekend!

Unknown said...

That sugar scrub looks awesome!

Found you on Mommy's Monday Mingle. Hope you will stop by and follow us back - we would also love to feature you on the Sunday Sip if you are interested! Check it out! Thanks and have a fantastic Monday!

Ang Paris said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by from Our Favorite Things. I'm looking forward to trying that Wake Me Up scrub!

The Jack Chronicles said...

New follower from the Monday Mingle! The "wake me up" scrub looks amazing!

Lori said...

Ooooh these are AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing, I can't wait to try :)

new follower, please stop on by:

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

Great ideas--can't wait to try them! Hopping over from Take it on Tuesday.
~Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane

Erin James said...

this is AMAZING!! i've been wanting to look up DIY lotions/scrubs on Pinterest & now i don't need to :)

now following you and looking forward to reading more!!


Becca said...

How cool to make your own lotion and scrub! Thanks for linking up at A Humble Bumble. :)

Full Circle Creations said...

I'm gonna have to try this.

Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


Mindy Harris said...

found u thru the naptime review gfc blog hop and now follow. :)

Mary Smith said...

Thank you wonderful ladies! Welcome new followers and I'm now following back!
Don't forget to stop by on Friday for a giveaway at Mary's Kitchen and the Aloha Blog Hop!

Christine said...

I sooo must try this!! Or you can make some for me hehe :)

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Jeannie-JB said...

Saving these to Pinterest so that I can whip one up the next time I want to pamper myself. thanks for sharing.

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you! I am dying to try the cocoa butter lotion. I had no idea how easy it was to do it yourself. And no preservatives! Thanks for posting on the All Star Block Party:)


Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Great recipes, I love sugar scrubs! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

Cheerios and Lattes said...

Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week to link up again! Have a great weekend!

Lauren said...

I can't wait to try these! I love homemade products! I would love it if you linked this project up at my link party! Here is the link:

Unknown said...

Wanted to let you know that your post was featured in this weeks link party.
Have a great day

Unknown said...

These recipes look great. I can't wait to try the one with the coffee grounds. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

These look like great recipes. Thanks for sharing at Take it on Tuesday!!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to try the moisturizer. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

Adorned From Above said...

I love these recipes. I am always looking for new Beauty product recipes. Thank you so much for linking with my Wednesday Adorned From Above Blog Hop last week. I have listed your posting as one of my featured links for this week.

Grab the featured blogger button or just add a link back to the my blog.

Thank you again for participating, and the link party is opened for this week.

Debi Bolocofsky