Like I said in a post last week, I’m going to start sharing on here what writing I get up to outside Hippie in Heels. I’ve done two interviews, one with Grown Up Gap Year about my decision to leave the U.S. as well as a “what to pack” interview with Dirty Paws Blog. Since I was getting all materialistic over on her website I thought I’d post my recipe for a face scrub! Although primarily a travel blog, Hippie in Heels is all about being yourself while you travel, and for me that means keeping my girly side alive despite Ben’s attempts to turn me into a dirty hippie.

So, onto the DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub!

I gave into Pinterest and finally completed a project. I had pinned at least 5 DIY lemon sugar scrubs on my boards and never actually got around to it. In india, it’s often over 100 degrees often and very dry. I’m on a bike a lot so the dirt is also thrown up on me and ends up caked on my face. I don’t know if being in the ocean helps or hurts, but I figured it was time to give into the DIY lemon sugar scrub.

DIY lemon sugar scrubimage: flickr

I looked at a few recipes and ended up mashing them together to make my own. You can use this on your face or body. I put it on my feet and elbows too! It’s about 3,000 rupees (60 bucks) at my favorite spa in Goa for a facial, so this is a nice way to save a little money too.

DIY lemon sugar scrubignore my naked nails, I was in spa mode and about to paint them!

DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe

1/2 juice of one lemon

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp organic honey

1/2 cup of sugar

Directions: First squeeze out the lemon and pick out all the seeds. I left all the pulp in. Then add the olive oil and honey. Last, add the sugar- you can add more because this is just the exfoliator. I ended up putting in about 3/4 a cup because I had a pretty huge lemon. I don’t have anything to measure here so these are all kind of guesses, but seriously you can’t really mess this up.

DIY lemon sugar scrub

The sugar will take off all the dead skin and dirt. The lemon will tight your skin and shrink your pores. Olive oil is great for UV protection and cell regeneration (it has vitamin E).

Put it on your face in gentle circular motions and then leave it on for 5-10 minutes. I can never last 10 minutes. First I get an itch on my nose, then I itch it.. then it itches on my forehead.. then my hands are covered in a sticky mess. Anyways, after I wash it off with warm water, I wash my face with normal face wash because you can still feel the oil a little bit. I store mine in a tupperware in the fridge because it’s so hot here, but it depends on where you live.

DIY lemon sugar scrubcovered in sugary goodness

That’s all! Now my face is as smooth as a baby’s bottom! I am about to lay out and add a nice tan on top of my new face, but if you’re one of my friends in the polar vortex, this smooth skin is a perfect time to put on your fake tanning lotion.

Now, I’m going to attempt to make my own Bumble & Bumble sea spray because I can’t get it here! :(


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