We have the driest heat inside our house in Brooklyn. I've never experienced anything like it. My hands seem to have aged twenty five years this winter alone.
I wake up for water multiple times in the middle of the night.
My hair is like straw.
Luckily, this super moisturizing shea based scrub is slowly reviving me.
I'm a huge fan of scrubs. It's so rejuvenating to slough away dead dry layers, making way for a softer, newer self. It's like emerging new every time you step from the shower.
I have a scrub recipe that I love, but my trusted go-to coconut scrub was no match for this dry winter (apparently the coldest winter in 200 years according to this morning's news).
Well, I guess the good news is that it's almost over.
Perhaps the even better news is I've discovered a recipe for a deeply moisture rich scrub that will convince your skin that spring has sprung. Even if there are feet of accumulated snow outside.
Shea Butter Moisturizing Body Scrub Recipe-
1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup jojoba oil
3/4 cup brown or white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E
10 drops ylang ylang
Melt the shea butter in a double boiler or by placing a pyrex glass jar inside a pot filled 1/4 way with boiling water.
Once your shea butter is melted, place it in the container you will store your scrub in and add the jojoba oil, vitamin E, sugar and ylang ylang.
Stir until blended.
Place in the refrigerator for thirty minutes to set and then store in your shower.
This mixture will fill an 8oz jar and will last for a year.
The formula is gentle enough for daily use!