Triumphant Return! And Sunday Funday

Greetings Beta Testers! Apologies for my extended absence... however some wonderful news!

I have gotten an new job at Pacific Northwest Ballet as the (newly created) Production Assistant for Shoes and Rentals. I am thrilled to step into this post at a company I already know and like. This means that I can start school and still be able to pay my rent! Woohoo! 

I am utterly obsessed with lemons and lemony flavored/scented things. Pardon me while I bask in the glory of these beauties.

I am utterly obsessed with lemons and lemony flavored/scented things. Pardon me while I bask in the glory of these beauties.

Today's short project is Lemon Sugar Scrub! I made this one on location visiting my dear friend from college Emily on Bainbridge Island. 

View from the Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry

View from the Seattle to Bainbridge Island ferry

Ingredients:

2c white sugar

Jojoba oil (or any other skin oil you have on hand such as Almond or Avocado oil)

Dr Bronner's castile soap (I like the almond scent but you could also use the unscented)

Zest from 3 lemons

Vitamin E oil

Lemon extract

Airtight or screw-top containers (sterilized)

Bowl, measuring cups & spoons, and spatula

Method

1. Mix the sugar with enough Dr Bronner's to achieve an almost soupy texture. Mix approximately a quarter cup of Jojoba oil into the mixture. If this is too soupy, add some sugar and stir.

2. Zest three lemons into the mix and add a teaspoon or two of lemon extract to your scent preference.

3. Stir in about half a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. 

4. Pour the mixture into your pre-sterilized containers and ta-da! 

Lemon is my most favorite scent these days and this luscious scrub is absolute heaven! It's great on feet or hands after a long weekend at the beach or out gardening. I especially love using it as one step in treating my over worked dry hands. And now... for the

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Hope you've enjoyed my return post-- keep those questions and suggestions coming! More body products are definitely in the works as well as recipes and more of my deck re-do, so stay tuned for those projects. To get the behind the scenes scoop on what's going on at Betty HQ, follow me on instagram, twitter and pinterest! xo--