Nothing is more memorable than a smell.
One scent can be unexpected, mometary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains…
For me summer is the smell of salt air, of lemons being squeezed into lemonade.
And honeysuckle. OH THE HONEYSUCKLE.
(How to get honeysuckle honey from a flower. In case you’ve never experienced it.)
During a few weeks every year, I turn into my father, physically incapable of passing by a patch of honeysuckle without breathing in deeply, exhaling dramatically and saying, “mmmmmm…. smell that honeysuckle.”
I couldn’t NOT do it if I tried. But I wouldn’t try anyway. I’m all NATURE GET UP IN MY NOSTRILS.
Anyway, I love these DIY all-natural body scrub recipes, easily made with ingredients you probably have in or around your house, from Indie Lee. (Indie Lee is the creator of a luxury line of eco-chic, all natural skincare products and has stellar fashion sense, go check her out.) Great for sloughing off the sweat and grime of my tougher workouts, for getting my feets ready to wear ALL the pretty sandals, heels and wedges, and for getting my favorite scents of summer ALL UP ON MY SKIN so I can smell them all the time!
Indie Lee’s Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub:
1/2 tsp. grapefruit zest
1/2 tsp. grapefruit juice
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 sea salt
2 tb. coconut oil (or oil of your choice)
Combine zest, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add in oil and mix. Slowly drizzle grapefruit juice over and mix until incorporated. Place in an airtight container.
The grapefruit zest and juice can be substituted with any of your favorite citrus to keep you not only looking great, but smelling great!
Indie Lee’s Rose Petal Scrub:
Rose petals (or any flower of your choice)
1 c granulated sugar
1/2 c coconut oil (or oil of your choice)
Combine petals and sugar in a bowl. Slowly incorporate oil. Add any essential oils if you want a more powerful scent. Place in an airtight container.
This delicate scrub will exfoliate away any dry skin, while the coconut oil will leave you feeling soft and elegant.
Hit me with YOUR favorite scents of summer… or the ones that transport you back to the summers of your childhood.