‘Scrub Recipes’ Category

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Peppermint, Tea Tree Oil, and Sea Salt Foot Scrub

I’m approaching this year’s collection of posts as an anthology of short, complimentary essays. After May’s over-sharing and June’s over-philosophizing I’ve been trying to come up with a suitable post for July. A post that will strike the right balance and add a little light heartiness into the mix. A post that will result in […]

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Sugar and Black Pepper Body Scrub

“How was the last night sleeping in your childhood home?” my mom asked on my final trip to Baltimore before my parents will move out of the house they lived in for the past 35 years. “Meh ” I shrugged. My dad laughed and said “That’s the thing about milestones, as you get older they […]

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Sugar, Vanilla, and Oatmeal Scrub

The Best Advice I Was Given #1 My October resolution is to keep unsolicited advice to myself. I have already broken this resolution. A few times. I broke it today. But sharing advice I was given is another story. After I graduated from grad school I wanted to move to New York City.  I may […]

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Homemade Seaweed Salt Scrub

  Things I was going to write about this week but didn’t: Driving in my car without music. At home, during work, and in my car I usually have music playing so the silence was striking. ( Too preachy. Instead of talking about silence I should just be…silent.) Having to blog every week makes me […]

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Mango and Honey Face Mask

I have a small circle of influence. I am not rich or famous. I have a moderate-to-small amount of facebook friends and twitter followers. When I judge myself by these standards I feel ineffectual. Last week I had two completely different run-ins with strangers that reminded me that sometimes the smallest interactions can have the […]

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Mango, Sugar, and Coconut Oil Lip Exfoliant

My process goes something like this: Step 1- Get super excited. Stay up all night planning out every detail. I’ve got a road map for success! And a boatload of affirmations to motivate me along the way. Step 2 -Diligently start on the plan. Inspiration can make even the most mundane tasks seem exciting. I’m […]

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Rosemary and Rose Sugar Scrub

Inspiration.  When I am in the creative flow there is nothing that can derail me but when I am blocked it feels like I have rain cloud hanging over my head.  Grey and stormy, the cartoonish cloud comes along with thought bubbles that say things like “Why even bother?” or “Just stay in bed all […]

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Sugar, Cinnamon and Myrrh Scrub

Sometimes, even though everything in my world is chugging along, events in the outside world are so sad and unfathomable that I can’t help but be influenced by them. Last week was one of those times.  This is my survival guide of things I do when the world seems like a really horrible place. Drive […]

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Spearmint Salt Scrub with Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

“Are you clutch?” the sensei/cashier at the local grocery store asked me. “No, I am obviously not clutch!” I answered pretending to know what clutch meant but guessing I was not it since I just  pressed “Reject” when I meant to press “Accept “ on the debit card swipe machine. We tried again. This time […]

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Lavender, Salt, and Almond Oil Scrub

  “I believe you in you, so you should believe in you.” My mentor said that statement to me 3 years ago. The power of having someone believe in you hit me at that moment. I’ve been lucky to have support in my life but never had it been communicated so bluntly. That belief is […]